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Maintenance Planner
Houston, TX

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Direct Hire

$135,000 - $150,000 / yr


Position Summary: The Maintenance Planner is responsible for maintenance and engineering support functions, performing/managing plant betterment projects to include but not limited to; planned OEM project planning and execution, vendor and contractor oversight, as well as subject matter expert for plant Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) programs & upkeep.
The Maintenance Planner also manages the maintenance personnel at the facility in the absence of the Maintenance Manager, provides technical support for plant and process improvements, and coordinates with plant & corporate engineering. Lastly, the Maintenance planner will be responsible for creation & upkeep of the plant Request For Quote/Proposals (RFQ/RFP), Sole Source Justification (SSJ) management, writing Work Requests and any other contractual services. The Maintenance Planner will also assist with the plant purchasing program upkeep & inventory management as directed.
Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Perform and evaluate plant specific functions related to predictive and preventative maintenance, availability improvements, and the cost of production:
A. Coordinate and conduct performance, functional, and surveillance testing of plant systems and components. Compare data with established standards, and interpret data with respect to component wear, malfunction, and necessity for repair or replacement. Continually attempt to improve all plant equipment performance.
B. Utilize tools and analysis techniques to identify developing equipment issues that might cause future forced outages.
C. Provide assistance in the development of preventative maintenance and scheduled maintenance activities.
D. Provide planning of outages for all disciplines both mechanical and electrical as well as long term planning.
E. Evaluate equipment failures and assist with Root Cause Analysis to prevent reoccurrence.
F. Working closely with the Operations Manager to track facility service hours, equivalent starts and other operating parameters to regularly update Major Maintenance Inspection schedules for combustion turbines. Update Major Maintenance expense projections for inspections and overhauls. Track component repairs and schedules to ensure availability of replacement or refurbished parts.
2. In the absence of the Maintenance Manager, directs the activities of personnel assigned to the Maintenance Department to ensure that generating requirements and plant efficiency are maintained, and that local, state and federal safety and operational environmental standards are met. Ensures that facility work tickets are completed and closed out using the CMMS.
3. Assist General Manager and Maintenance Manager in developing annual maintenance budgets.
4. Responsible for the site CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System). Proficiently utilize CMMS to schedule work, prioritize work orders, maintain inventory, and procure parts and materials.
5. Provide coaching, training, and development opportunities for the maintenance team to ensure appropriate skill sets are maintained and personnel are qualified for the activities with which they are being asked to perform.
6. Assist in the investigation of plant problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events, and provide analyses, recommendations, reports, and appropriate follow-up plans.
7. As assigned, conduct inspections of boilers, pressure vessels, turbine, generator, and auxiliary equipment during forced and annual outages.
8. Provide technical support in preparation of specifications, evaluation of bid proposals, and monitoring contractor work to assure contract compliance. Oversight of contractors during outages to ensure proper QA/QC procedures are followed during execution of the work
9. Assignments will involve coordination with Corporate Engineering, external contact with maintenance and engineering firms to discuss field changes, manufacturer sales representatives and service personnel and vendors to discuss new or modifications to existing equipment, resolve problems and exchange information. Has frequent internal contact with various plant personnel including shift supervisors, technicians and plant operations and maintenance personnel, to resolve problems, provide technical support and exchange information.
10. Managing and request for proposals, evaluating bids, and participating in awarding contracts.
11. Managing and updating work packages and database.
12. Managing and maintaining equipment reports and database.
Additional Requirements
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Occasional overnight travel may be required.
• Must be physically able to transit plant facilities and stairways.
• Must be able to work in a standard office environment and operate a computer and other office equipment proficiently.
• Strong Time management skills for self-directed deadlines.
• Strong organization skills
• Work experience with Maximo, People soft (Advanced User level preferred or ability to learn).
• Familiar with Microsoft excel, Word, and Power point
• Past Experience working in a team environment

Job Qualifications
Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or equivalent experience preferred (or experience in lieu of). 10+ years of power plant or similar experience required. At least 5 years’ experience supervising technical, supervisory and administrative personnel required. Strong leadership and motivational skills required.



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