Maintenance Planner

LocationChatham, Ontario
Position Overview

This position is responsible for scheduling, planning and follow-up of all maintenance activities at the Chatham plant and ensure that all maintenance work carried out has been properly recorded in Maximo. The Planner will take responsibility for Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs and implement routines to track work orders through Maximo. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Comply with all Company health and safety, environmental, and quality policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the weekly planning meeting and provide daily permit requests to affected departments.
  • Ensure all new and existing equipment has a PM routine and schedule entered in Maximo.
  • Ensure all PM routines are kept up to date.
  • Create a weekly schedule and assign tasks to Maintenance techs in Maximo Visual Assignment.
  • Ensure all necessary parts for planned PM’s are stocked.
  • Ensure all follow-up work orders are generated following the PM completion.
  • Run PM reports weekly and notify Maintenance Manager of any non-compliance.
  • Determine validity and scope of work requests. Give sufficient information on work order (including drawings, etc.) so that tradesmen can quickly determine scope and direction of work. Upon approval, ensure all necessary parts are ordered or in stock using department resources as necessary.
  • Estimate manpower requirements and enter in work order system.
  • Prioritize and recommend a work order schedule.
  • Coordinate scheduling and planning of annual plant shutdown and other regular maintenance shutdowns.
  • Plan and participate in site walks with contractors and Greenfield operators to ensure safe and efficient work.
  • Maintain the maintenance backlog.
  • Maintain equipment records; implement plans to migrate to electronic equipment files.
  • Provides coverage for Maintenance Manager during their absence.
  • Responsible for maintaining records within Maximo on all regulatory equipment inspections including PSV, API 653 tank inspection and Boiler and Pressure Vessels.
  • Contributes to establishing acceptable spare parts inventory levels based on frequency of usage, criticality of equipment, and delivery time.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of housekeeping and advocating 5S opportunities within facility.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, including Root Cause Analysis, HAZOP, and design review.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Completion of a post-secondary technical diploma.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in maintenance planning.
  • Experience with CMMS such as Maximo system would be an asset.
  • Competent person who is familiar with the Occupational Health & Safety Act Green Book requirements and administers all applicable regulations consistently.
  • Resourceful and practical, with demonstrated problem solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Strong organizational skills paired with an ability to manage multiple priorities with competing demands.

Focused individual who works to achieve department objectives while maintaining safety standards.

  • Demonstrate commitment to safety, environmental practices, production targets, and quality standards.
  • Team-oriented with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate across departments.
  • Self-motivated individual who is able to self-direct workload and priorities to create efficiencies, and can anticipate future obstacles and act to resolve issues within their scope of responsibility.
  • Champion and leader of our core principles in that this individual is collaborative, agile and innovative, responsible and dedicated to the business objectives and continuous improvement.
  • Possesses Company values of Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.