Maintenance Planner – Cowpens, SC WestRock WestRock 2,245 reviews

139 Price Farm Rd

Cowpens, South Carolina, 29330

United States

Maintenance Planner Reports To Maintenance Superintendent Position Location Cowpens Mills,, South Carolina

Job Summary: The Maintenance Planner is responsible for providing superior maintenance and administrative planning services to internal and external customers, especially for maintenance technical personnel assigned to the operational areas in the mill. The Maintenance Planner executes the critical planning, scheduling, coordinating, and reporting of repair activities to ensure operational effectiveness.

Major Job Responsibilities: Business Excellence:
Maintain backlog of work orders and move work orders to the ready-to-schedule phase, and review technician feedback upon work completion

Track the progress of work order flow through the work order system by performing plant and/or maintenance department day‐to‐day reviews

Plan all maintenance work activities associated with maintenance work orders and record technician troubleshooting feedback in SAP

Coordinate outage planning activities such as scope identification and control, scheduling, risk assessments, execution and continuous improvement initiatives

Conduct initial screening of incoming work orders, identify scope of the work orders and analyze required level of planning

Partner with Validators to ensure that plans and schedules are aligned based on the available equipment to support the mill

Incorporate safety requirements for all work orders and jobs to support and drive safe work behaviors

Estimate required hours on work order requests, total work hours duration, and skills required to perform the task to drive work order staff planning

Oversee the end-to-end planning and execution of work orders and resolve any work order issues

Maintain real-time equipment bill of materials in CMMS, including parts that have changed and new equipment being put in

Procure new equipment and specialized tools required for the task or project

Create, review, revise and release preventive maintenance work orders

Comply with ISO, Safety, Environmental and other technical codes and regulations

Monitor and approve inventory orders to control storeroom spend according to planned budget

Facilitate daily core team meetings to review planned work orders, prioritize and schedule the maintenance tasks to reduce any machinery downtime People and Culture

Provide leadership and coaching in safety, training, and work allocation to uphold the standards of maximum safety for all maintenance technicians

Work cross-divisionally with operations, reliability, and maintenance teams to enable efficiency and consistency for plant operations

Supervise contract resources directly on specific work orders during outages to allocate resources effectively

Critical Skills / Capabilities:

onflict Resolution: Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations; manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner using mediation techniques

Communication: Creates and delivers engaging presentations to internal and external audiences; develops new communication strategies and approaches to communicate data, insights, and critical messages resulting in clear understanding

Problem-Solving: Applies knowledge to frame, simplify and solve complex issues; focuses on identifying root causes to create solutions in a timely and decisive manner; reconciles conflicting and/or incomplete information to develop solutions

Time Management: Plans, prioritizes, and manages time spent on accomplishing tasks to increase productivity and efficiency; demonstrates awareness and control over amount of time spent on activities; meets deadlines

Organizational Skills: Plans, arranges and/or monitors work to ensure achievement of desired results; establishes a systematic course of action to accomplish objectives

Collaboration: Works effectively with others to complete a task or achieve a common objective; ability to cooperate in both interpersonal and team relationships to foster enthusiasm and maintain mutual trust, candor, and respect for others. Works through conflict constructively

Technical Skills:
Mechanical Acumen • Intermediate computer skills

Microsoft Office – Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word

Knowledge of Pulping & Paper Making Processes and Equipment Work Environment:

Frequent standing and walking in a hot, humid, cold and noisy industrial work environment; non climate-controlled environment; exposure to machinery conditions of over 100⁰F; ability to operate or learn to operate heavy equipment; maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations Experience:

Required: 2 to 3 years of experience manufacturing maintenance environment

Preferred: Supervisory or Management experience

Knowledge of Pulping & Paper Making Processes and Equipment

Demonstrated successful track record of effective problem-solving

Drives for continuous improvement while managing expectations and results

Possess advance computer skills working with Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word •

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Ability to maintain complex records and to assemble and organize data

Possess strong mechanical acumen

Possess strong collaboration skills with stakeholders across functions

Ability to set priorities, achieve deadlines, and manage multiple tasks at the same time

Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills

Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to deliver messages to customers and WestRock employees

Required: Associate’s Degree

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

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