Maintenance Planner

Western Forest Products - Port Alberni, BC (13 months ago)

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With the overarching objective of Defining a Higher Standard in safety and continuous improvement, the Maintenance Planner is responsible for the planning, coordination, scheduling and executing of site specific maintenance activities. Working closely with maintenance and operations personnel, the Maintenance Planner is responsible for overall quality and efficiency in the planning and execution stages of all maintenance activities.


Financial Performance

Work with operations and maintenance personnel to ensure that the most cost effective and efficient solution is arrived at for maintenance related matters;
Work with the Procurement Department when preparing bill of materials or project budgets and manage within the confines of the established budget; and
Develop, populate and maintain a comprehensive data base designed to monitor and improve maintenance department efficiency, including identifying areas for cost savings and preventative maintenance schedules.

Provide Mill Stores supervision and manage spare parts/materials inventory;
Provide feedback to work order originators and site teams on work completed or job status; and
Provide maintenance supervision as required.

Coordinate maintenance activities to ensure minimum interruption to the manufacturing process, while ensuring that work performed maximizes operational run time;
Utilizing the computer based work order system, scope out jobs and seek input from the W.O. initiator, then prioritize work orders in order of importance to the business;
In cooperation with other stakeholders identify project technical and engineering support as deemed necessary;
Utilize the results from Predictive Maintenance Programs to track and develop action plans to address any items identified as potential failures to reduce risk of equipment failure or down time;
Work with existing Preventative Maintenance Work Orders to ensure contents are correct and that the frequency of the PM’s is based on equipment manufactures recommendations or site history;
Apply current industry standards and/or location-specific data when estimating scope of work, job duration and trade requirements;
Ensure that part, materials, specialized tools and equipment are in place to ensure the swift execution of planned work;
Prepare and distribute scope of work and bid documents to contractors as required;
In cooperation with Maintenance Supervision, schedule maintenance work based on priority, availability of required trades/contractors and material/equipment;
Monitor maintenance activity progress and adjust completion schedule and manpower requirements accordingly; and
Plan weekly schedule of work by allocating maintenance manpower or contractors in coordination with Maintenance Supervision with established priorities.

Education and Experience

Commitment to Western’s core values of personal safety, sustainable management, and environmental stewardship;
High level of integrity and professionalism;
Exceptional safety record;
Post-secondary degree in Engineering is preferred, (or a Qualified Trades Ticket);
Extensive maintenance background in a manufacturing environment;
Experience using a CMMS system
Extensive background in sawmilling and lumber processing;
Previous planning experience, with the ability to switch from tactical to strategic thinking depending on the situation; and
Demonstrated business and financial skills with inventory and contractor management.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

Effective written and verbal communication skills; and
Ability to comfortably address a variety of audiences.