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WestRock Company Mechanical Maintenance Planner in West Point, Virginia

The Maintenance Planner opening is at the West Point Mill which is situated in eastern Virginia, between Richmond and Williamsburg. The mill is a fully integrated paper mill with three paper machines, five boilers, pulp mill, bleach plant, woodyard, recycling facility and wastewater treatment plant.

Career Opportunity:

The maintenance planner provides for effective use of labor, materials, and equipment through the planning, scheduling, coordination, and reporting of work for the assigned department. This position is will have primary planning responsibilities in the Power & Recovery area.

How you will impact WestRock:

· Provides complete work order packages for all planned work to include:

o Scope of work to be performed

o Pertinent specifications, instructions and safety information such that competent craftsperson can perform the work without questions

o Expected material requirements, including kitting and delivery/staging instructions

o Determines availability of materials and resources as required, writing purchase requisitions within the work order package as needed.

o Tools and equipment required for the job

o accurate locations of work and materials

o Required permits (safety, environmental, work process, etc.)

o Estimates for labor, time, and costs

o Complete scopes of work for bidding work to contractors for jobs that will be contracted out.

· Follows maintenance workflow processes for converting identified work (work requests) to “ready to schedule status” work orders (all materials, information, tools, equipment, resources, etc. are available).

· Develops proper internal coding for material, parts and supplies and updates/creates/maintains appropriate equipment parts list or equipment Bill of Materials (BOM’s).

· Attends or leads the weekly planning coordination meeting in area of responsibility along with other planners, operations coordinators, and maintenance supervisors to develop the upcoming work schedule and for the area’s next outage or field day based on priority.

· Assists area maintenance supervisor and operations coordinator in reviewing “ready to schedule” backlog for work to populate the weekly work schedule or upcoming outages/field days.

· Develops and maintains detailed preventive (PM) work orders for area of responsibility in cooperation with the appropriate maintenance supervisor.

· Assist operations coordinator in identifying planned or ready to schedule work that can be tasked to shift maintenance when equipment access opportunities arise either through unplanned downtime events or other emergency situations.

· Develops outage/field day work lists and manpower requirements in conjunction with appropriate maintenance supervisors and operations coordinators.

· Responsible for providing supervisory oversight to contractors performing work, either through routine weekly work or during outage/field day activities.

· May assist area maintenance supervisor with oversight of maintenance personnel during shutdown support.

· Develops and distributes outage work lists 2 weeks prior to start for minor (1 day) field days and 2 months prior for major or annual outages.

· Assists operations and maintenance supervisors in developing the area timelines for outages, identifying critical path work and incorporating other work within the critical path timeline.

· Assists operations and maintenance supervisors in coordinating and executing work during outages/field days and may include supervisory oversight to internal and external labor resources as needed.

· Work with contractor groups to develop and understand Scopes of Work (SOW’s) and will, as needed, escort contractor(s) to and around job sites to assure full understanding of the SOW, the work area and other information to assure contractor(s) can submit a complete bid on the job/project.

· Exerts fiscal responsibility by working with Purchasing Department to secure best quality of service at fair market pricing for external resources, working with area shops to return unused parts/materials to Storeroom or vendors, and assures that parts or equipment marked as repairable are properly evaluated as suitable for repair or advise to purchase new.

What you need to succeed:

· Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or Technology related field, or equivalent, with three years of related professional experience in a heavy industrial environment working with mechanical maintenance or engineering teams.

  • Alternatively, five years working in a mechanical trade and eight years’ experience with work management software in a planning or scheduling role will also be considered.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Computer skills are necessary with proficiency in MS Office line of software.

· Use of project management software, i.e. MS Project 2007 or later, preferred.

· Experience with work management systems such as JD Edwards software programs a plus.

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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