Maintenance Inventory Leader

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Years of experience: 

  • 1 - 2 years


BS Degree in a technical field. 5 years of industrial maintenance experience in processing, packaging or related equipment. Able to define and articulate work plans and scope; schedule, set goals, determine priorities and meet target dates. Ability to work well with all groups of people to drive results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Ability to facilitate job requirements between all maintenance, operations and support groups in a professional manner. Ability to represent Quaker Oats with vendors in a professional manner. Continuous improvement mindset. Must be a self-starter. Must have good verbal and written skills. Ability to learn, use and understand the CMMS system. Ability to use the Microsoft Office applications, including spreadsheets, databases, and analytical tools.

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday


Auto req ID: 167879BR 

The Maintenance Inventory Leader is responsible for the managing of the maintenance storeroom through the CMMS system. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • CMMS administration (set up new access, delete access, make updates) and Subject Matter Expert for the purchasing and inventory modules.
  • Maintaining a secure storeroom with 24 x 7 accountability.
  • Managing storeroom personnel and ensuring the effectiveness of their duties.
  • Managing the storeroom key performance indicators based around inventory turnover ratios, stock out ratios, customer service response and adequate safety stock.
  • Documenting all storeroom procedures and implementing continual improvement.
  • Collaborating with maintenance supervisors, operations and scheduling to manage critical equipment parts availability.
  • Managing part kitting process through the CMMS system and training maintenance personnel to use the process effectively.
  • Managing the SKU part repair process.
  • Managing storeroom inventory and cycle counts and implementing changes to improve accuracy.
  • Evaluating OEM conversions and tracking savings towards plant CMP targets.
  • Monitoring ordering of storeroom parts to ensure parts are available in a reasonable time frame.
  • Entering work orders for parts to be rebuilt or manufactured by mechanics and communicating with maintenance planners to effectively to complete the work.
  • Working with scheduling to resolve personnel issues with absences, vacations, sick leave, etc…
  • Using technical understanding of parts to address part setup discrepancies, improve existing SKU descriptions, determine parts that are no longer in use, investigate SKU obsolescence replacements, organize SKUs by either function or line and consolidate equivalent parts.
  • Collaborating with vendors, engineers and maintenance personnel to determine replacements for obsolete parts.
  • Developing and maintaining standards for part descriptions.
  • Evaluating requests for new part setups and ensuring parts descriptions are consistent, accurate and follow the standard.
  • Utilizing equipment manuals and online sources to find information on parts.
  • Organizing parts by type or area and ensuring all part locations and parts are effectively labeled.
  • Determining items to be removed or added as a storeroom stock in the CMMS and the store room via the red tag process.
  • Meeting all safety and GMP requirements.