Job Description

  • Maintenance Planner

    Location: Mobile, AL
    Status Type: Full-Time
    Department: Plant Operations
    Requisition Number: 18-123

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    The Maintenance Planner develops, manages, communicates and executes maintenance project plans and master schedules to effectively utilize plant resources (material, labor and capacity). Works closely with Operations and other internal/external customers to problem solve, resolve issues and ensure that detailed maintenance activity schedules are met. Develops detailed plans for extensive equipment repairs and overhauls, maintains oversight of the job plan and task library; and provides high level resource and activity leveling. The Maintenance Planner oversees and issues detailed shutdown schedules, informational and effectiveness reports, and job plan tasks for maintenance, project engineering, and partner organizations. Develops and identifies continuous improvement opportunities and leads cross functional projects in support of plant objectives and goals with an emphasis on lean methodology and consistent with lean principles. Develops and monitors area shutdown planning as applicable and addresses capacity issues with both internal and external customers. Works closely with all site functions to develop procedures and work practices. No supervisory duties.

    Essential duties and responsibilities

    - Develops detailed resource plans for production area shutdowns and regular maintenance work
    - Develops shutdown plan to incorporate production, project, and maintenance work.
    - Determines labor and skills required to complete work.
    - Provides job scope and labor hours estimation.
    - Develops job plan and associated tasks necessary for completion of work.
    - Works with all teams to ensure identification, acquisition, and kitting of parts; collection of tools, documentation, and procedures is completed in preparation for shutdown activities.
    - Holds periodic shutdown update meetings to ensure all stakeholders are aware of project progress and issues.
    - Develops detailed schedules of upcoming work associated with future shutdowns or maintenance in conjunction with operations schedule to minimize equipment downtime.
    - Assist, where required, support teams in determining if scope changes can be completed without disrupting production/maintenance schedule.
    - Develops job plan tasks for major process equipment repairs and overhauls.
    - Provides overall administration to the maintenance asset and task management program.
    - Ensures estimated hours within the system are maintained up to date to ensure accurate job planning and scheduling.
    - Recommends work schedules which balance and level maintenance workloads and resources in order to optimize labor utilization.
    - Reviews and analyzes plant wide PM load.
    - Maintains oversight of overall maintenance backlog to ensure accurate scheduling.
    - Recommends opportunities for resource leveling to ensure work completion in the shortest amount of time.
    - Leads shutdown preparation and progress meetings with Maintenance and Operations.
    - Issues informational and effective reports.
    - Receives feedback from maintenance team members on job plan (task) and schedule improvement.
    - Provides assistance in developing instrument calibration procedures and administrates the calibration management software.
    - Other duties as assigned.

    Education and experience

    BABS Degree in a technical or business related field with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience.
    Associates Degree in a technical or business related field with a minimum of 5 to 7 years experience working within an engineering, maintenance, construction or utilities planning, scheduling, or estimation environment.
    Must be able to provide continuous improvement initiatives to current process and procedures to aid reduction in production downtime.
    - Be able to work within a manufacturing floor environment.
    - Be able to comply with company standard procedures.
    - Understands basic metrology principles.
    - Self directing: be able to work towards specific goals and objectives with limited daily oversight.
    - Strong interpersonal skills.
    - Excellent work ethic.
    - Dependability.
    - Positive attitude and willing to work within a team environment.
    - Strong organizational skills.
    - Problem solving capability.
    - Strong communication skills.
    - Highly motivated.

    Physical requirements

    Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. . Ability to work and transverse safety sensitive manufacturing, assembly and aviation services work areas. Ability to lift 10 pounds repeatedly and lift up to 60 pounds. Ability to bending, reaching, and kneeling repeatedly. Ability to work in an environment with intermittent high levels of noise.

    Language skills

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Mathematical skills

    Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry including addition, subtraction, multiplication, anddivision in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute, but not limited to slope, intercept, rate, ratio, discounts, and percentages and to create and interpret bar graphs.

    Reasoning ability

    Behavioral strengths in initiative, self-motivation, judgment, lean, and planning and organization. Demonstrate personal trustworthiness, courtesy, cooperation and flexibility in working, interacting and communicating with diverse individuals and groups and ability to develop and maintain effective, trusting work and customer relationships. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
    diagram, or schedule form.


    Understanding of the basic Windows environment and willingness to use other software as required. Must be able to use Microsoft Office Suite including Access, Visio and Project is preferred.

    Certificates, licenses, registrations

    Familiarity with, but not limited to, the following institutions and standards
    - National Electrical Code
    - National Institute of Standards and Technology
    - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    - International Society of Automation
    - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    No faxes, phone calls or other correspondence will be accepted. EOE/M/F/D/V