Maintenance Planner - Florence, SC

Florence / South Carolina / United States

Maintenance Planner - Florence, SC

7320 Mill Road, PO Box 100544
Florence, South Carolina, 29501
United States

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at  

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 Planning 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
  • Knowledge of Power Boilers, Pulping Chemical Recovery Processes and Equipment, Turbine Generation Operation, Woodyard and Recycle operations and Electrical and Steam distribution systems is preferred.
  • Supervisory or management experience is preferred



  • Safety – Exhibits strong competencies in Safety Mindset and has a thorough understanding of safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to Execute – Targets and achieves results, sets and accomplishes challenging goals, prioritizes and manages tasks effectively, maintains an organized system to monitor progress, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets standards and responsibilities.

  • Champion of & Adaptor to Change – Drives for continuous improvement while managing expectations and results.  Able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and accelerates the change within themselves, their work group, or the organization; challenges the status quo and creatively identifies opportunities for improvement.  Demonstrates a constant commitment to do things better.

  • Customer Focused – Understands and works to meet customer requirements.  Listens to and responds to customer’s needs; builds relationships with and gains trust of customer by always meeting commitments. 

  • Decision Making/Judgment – Recognizes problems and responds by systematically gathering information and weighing options.  Able to sort through complex issues, seeks input from others and addresses root cause of issues.  Makes timely and accurate decisions.  Uses consensus when possible and clearly communicates decisions to others. 

  • Initiative – Tackles problems and takes independent action.  Seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development, and demonstrates a bias for action without being prompted.

  • Problem Solving/Analysis – Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues.  Can simplify and process complex issues and information, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts, can analyze data/information and draw accurate conclusions.

  • Influence & Persuasion – Able to exhibit a ‘can-do’ approach and inspire associates to excel, uses competition to encourage others, develops performance standards and confronts negative attitudes.  Develops a team spirit and uses tact when expressing ideas or opinions.  Presents new ideas to authority figures and adapts presentations to suit a particular audience.  Responds to objections successfully.

  • Quality – Attentive to detail and accuracy; is committed to excellence.  Continuously looks for improvements, seeks opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Integrity – Able to be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment.  Prevents inappropriate behavior by coworkers, give proper credit to others and handles all situations honestly.

  • Communication – Able to clearly present information through spoken or written word; read and interpret complex information; talks with employees, customers, and supplies, and has strong listening skills.


What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary 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.



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.



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