Maintenance Planner

United States of America
09 January 2020

Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Maintenance Planner Job Summary
The Maintenance Planner plans, schedules and coordinates corrective and predictive/preventative maintenance activities by reviewing and managing work requests, analyzing job requirements and determining materials, equipment and labor requirements, in order to complete maintenance tasks economically, efficiently and in a timely manner. The Planner is also responsible for monitoring and improving work quality and efficiency by coordinating parts, machine time and labor requirements to eliminate potential delays and obstacles for the purpose of maintaining equipment reliability.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Maintenance Planner?

  • Coordinate and plan a robust and effective maintenance program and processes to complete proactive maintenance schedule system that allows for consistent equipment availability and minimizes impact on production.
  • Work closely with Maintenance, operations team and production planner to determine equipment time, parts, and tools necessary for scheduled work orders and outages.
  • Staging necessary parts and equipment along with obtaining necessary prints and documentation needed for the work orders and outages.
  • Advises of all major problems and status of Plan/Schedule outage and day to day works and projects.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a Spare Parts management program utilizing Asset Essentials.
  • Order and maintain critical spare parts, parts necessary for work order completion and consumable parts.
  • Expectation is that spare and consumable parts are organized, inventoried and available when needed.

What professional skills and qualifications do you need for the role of a Maintenance Planner?

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, technical or trade school certification or equivalent required.
  • 5 years’ practical experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment and working with automated equipment required.
  • Welding, hydraulic, pneumatic and conveying systems experience required.
  • Proficient knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)/Automation, specifically Siemens and Endress+Hauser instrumentation.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Basic computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Maintenance Planner?

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The job is physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and requires a high level of concentration.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to, stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 60 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 120 pounds with another person, shovel heavy waste to shoulder height.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical fitness test, WorkKEYS and Hucama Big 5 assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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