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Preventive Maintenance Planner

Full Time + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned business established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, Boulangerie Grissol, Whippet, and Realfruit, (to name a few).

Preventive Maintenance Planner

We are recruiting for a skilled Preventive Maintenance Planner to join our Maintenance team. As an expert, you will utilize technical knowledge to develop and tailor a Preventative Maintenance Plan. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this individual will lead the development and implementation of Preventative, predictive and reliability centered Maintenance.


  • Understand, participate and support all safety programs and policies within the CAM manufacturing location
  • Work with OEM’s and Maintenance Team to develop and create preventive, and predictive Maintenance documents.
  • Trend data and forecast life cycle of assets
  • Hands on approach with equipment to identify failure points and critical areas
  • Work cross functionally with Planner to adapt and amend existing PM’s in CMMS
  • Perform FMEA, RCA to aid and eliminate repeat failures and increase equipment performance
  • Develop critical spare parts lists using OEM recommendations and historical data
  • Forecast Ranking Index for Maintenance Expenditures and provide asset lifecycle costing
  • Able to manage multiple projects or responsibilities at one time, while effectively communicating and liaising with Engineering, Production, Maintenance and Quality
  • Provide hands on training and direction for proper execution of planned maintenance
  • Develop and utilize condition monitoring and data to trend failure points
  • Any other task as assigned


Qualifications-Must Haves:

  • Post secondary degree or diploma/certification program – preference will be given to those with a focus in manufacturing or engineering or electrical or mechanical trade
  • Minimum 3-years’ experience in a Manufacturing environment in similar role
  • Strong working knowledge of CMMS, (Interal) Microsoft office –MS Excel (Advanced skill)
  • Major project / new equipment CMMS set-up experience an advantage
  • Strong analytical and technical skills, along with written and oral communications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and duties simultaneously
  • Tradesperson or Maintenance supervision experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of Autonomous Maintenance and TPM
  • Strong knowledge or experience of Continuous Improvement tools
  • A technical trade certificate is highly desirable


We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by March 31, 2024 quoting the appropriate position title to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please.

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here.