Maintenance Planner - Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek / Michigan / United States

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Maintenance Planner - Battle Creek, MI

177 Angell Street
Battle Creek, Michigan, 49037
United States

The opportunity


The Planner provides for the effective use of personnel, materials, and machine downtime to maintain production equipment availability and performance at satisfactory levels through the planning, scheduling, coordinating, and reporting of repair activities.  Planners report directly to the Maintenance Superintendent.
How you will impact WestRock


Take responsibility for the initial screening of incoming work orders, scope identification, determination of basic job requirements and planning requirements.
Prepare job packages for craftsmen with detailed information to facilitate efficient and safe work implementation.
Preview, audit, and review repairs under work order process.
Ensure appropriate documentation is completed at job completion.
Plan and schedule unit outages using Microsoft Project.
Take leadership role in organizing and reviewing outage work into one integrated schedule.
Specify and orders parts and materials needed for planned repair work.
Develop scopes of work, solicit bids, contract and coordinates work as needed.
Operate within WestRock’s planning systems, with a mindset of continuous improvement.
Keeps equipment bill of materials current in CMMS.
Manage work order backlog.
Interface with all operating departments.
Support and foster safety and environmental compliance.


What you need to succeed


High School Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree is preferred
5-10 years of experience in Pulp and Paper industry is preferred
Skill in the use of Microsoft Project is preferred.
Knowledge of Pulping & Paper Making Processes, and Equipment.
Supervisory or management experience is preferred


What we offer


Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary and benefit package reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

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