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Maintenance Planner/Scheduler


USA - LA - Baton Rouge - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

Bachelor's Degree


Full Time

Job Description: 

With headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida and offices in over 35 countries, Oxbow is consistently recognized by Forbes magazine as a one of the top privately held companies in the United States. Oxbow is global supplier of energy products that specializes in the sourcing, production, transportation & logistics of value-added industrial materials critical to a variety of manufacturing processes. Oxbow’s products are essential in the production of aluminum, steel, glass and cement and our specialty products are used in variety of innovative products including high performance plastics, solar panels, electronics and batteries.

Oxbow Energy Solutions LLC is currently looking for an Maintenance Planner/Scheduler to join our team in Baton Rouge, LA. This position will be responsible to optimize the maintenance workforce’s productivity through efficient planning and scheduling of maintenance work; and ensure efficient execution of Maintenance and Reliability programs and practices.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Screen work orders for required information, and accuracy
  • Visit the job site as needed to determine full scope, verifies job scope along with priority
  • Identify specific skills/crafts required and estimate manpower and hours
  • Discuss work request with Operations to identify all potential issues/reduce added scope, determines availability of equipment and effect on production, considers alternative work
  • Identify key steps or tasks of the Job and sequence of events, consider multi-crafts as well
  • Have a clear understanding of the job and how it is to be done, involve Subject Matter Experts if needed
  • Determine what parts, materials, equipment, tools, drawings, sketches, and skills are required for each job.
  • Issue requisition with appropriate delivery
  • Secure delivery dates and place completed Job Plan Package in backlog ready for scheduling as soon as material is confirmed on site or special arrangements for delivery have been made.
  • Place planned work in backlog for craft to be scheduled, develop planning and executable backlog
  • Determine if Reliability input is required.
  • Identify known materials required and consider "what if" potentials (Opening equipment to find more damage than planned)
  • Fill out all details on Job Plan Package worksheet
  • Discuss Completed Job Plan with Maintenance Leader to insure they understand the scope prior to scheduling.
  • Make copies of Job Plan Package, as required, and file by priority in each craft’s backlog.
  • Track and Plan PM work
  • Develops standards for repetitive jobs by creating a Job Plan Library
  • Will assist in the development of schedules
  • Coordinate Break Ins to minimize impact to Schedule
  • Send Break In jobs to Maintenance Leaders for immediate attention
  • Confirm material availability on work request prior to placing on schedule.
  • Work with Operations to capture production schedule needs and changes daily; operations needs one month in advance
  • Review job plan package details with Maintenance Leader before scheduling to maximize the schedule when work can be combined in the same geographical location.
  • Review with Operations, the scheduled work and ensure equipment is ready when scheduled
  • Ensure all parties involved understand the job plan and are scheduled and sequenced as necessary for each job.
  • Continuously reviews status of backlog with Maintenance Leader
  • Adjusts job priorities as needed to meet production schedule.
  • Works with Operations and Craftsman to follow up on successful completion of jobs, address overtime issues if required
  • Schedule all in-direct non-available in Plant man-hours (training, safety meetings, etc)
  • Create detail schedules for complex jobs and Shutdowns/Turnarounds
  • Facilitate weekly schedule meeting with maintenance, operations and engineering satff
  • Review Incomplete work orders that have been scheduled to determine status
  • Review jobs and obtain status from Maintenance Manager on scheduled work on a daily basis
  • Develop Schedule from Executable Backlog per Operations input.
  • Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties assigned
  • Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with a high level of integrity and in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with Company Policies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    li> Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
  • Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant.
  • Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.
  • Ability to use computers and programs
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills to direct team efforts in accomplishing tasks
  • Self-starter, Ability to work with minimal supervisory guidance
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written in order to tackle challenges in various capacities
  • Ability to produce accurate, high quality work in a time-sensitive fast paced environment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
  • Ability to motivate, influence and drive good business decisions forward while working with a diverse workforce
  • Able to meet all set deadlines while ensuring that the productivity targets are also met

Education and Experience:

  • College or technical school required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Electrical, instrumentation, mechanical and mobile equipment experience required.
  • Two years minimum significant and provable work experience is required
  • Five to ten years working with maintenance department preferred
  • Four to six years of supervisory and planning experience in electrical / instrumentation/ mechanical / mobile equipment area preferred
  • Must be familiar with a unionized work group and have supervisory training to support interaction of labor & management.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint including but not limited to creating charts, formatting cells/formulas, creating presentations and reports

Physical and Other Requirements:

  • Typically works in plant environment, which may include extreme working conditions and inclement weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas
  • Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing of stairs and ladders
  • As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Willingness to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances
  • Ability to wear personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, steel toed boots and hearing protection)
  • Willingness to obtain required training as needed
  • Should be able to work both indoors and outdoors
  • Must be able to travel as needed
  • Valid license required

Oxbow Offers:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous 401k match
  • Paid time off

If you would like to apply for this job, submit your resume with a cover letter to:

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