Maintenance Planner

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Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER POLYSILICON is the global leader in the production of polycrystalline hyperpure silicon for the semiconductor and solar solar industries. At our Charleston site, we are currently looking for a(n) Maintenance Planner to join our growing team.


The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler is responsible for providing maintenance plans and schedules for predictive, preventive, routine, scheduled and emergency maintenance services to production, utility operations and infrastructure systems as necessary to provide for safe operations, regulatory compliance and equipment availability related to equipment and systems plant wide. The Maintenance Planner position is also responsible for assisting with the development of reliability based maintenance strategy, based on preventative and predictive maintenance.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The Planner acts as the coordinator for planned activities and is one of the principle contacts between the maintenance, engineering and operations departments. They help ensure the area, department or facility in which they are assigned receives professional maintenance service in a timely manner
  • Plan and schedule maintenance services in order to maintain safe operating conditions of production units, utility, and infrastructure systems
  • Plan and schedule maintenance services in order to maintain regulatory compliance of production units, utility and infrastructure systems
  • Assist in the development of the maintenance group/organization and related guidelines, processes, and procedures
  • Train Maintenance Supervisors and Technicians on the planning and scheduling system used at WPNA
  • Plan and schedule maintenance activities in order to maintain PM and PdM program
  • Evaluate and schedule maintenance work utilizing CMMS software
  • Plan and schedule maintenance activities for 3rd party maintenance service providers
  • Support "best practices" between production areas
  • Support continuous improvement activities related to safety, quality, and cost
  • Compile and provide reports related to area of responsibility
  • Use Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) effectively to accomplish and document required maintenance in an efficient and organized manner
  • Support development of specifications, standards, and codes
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the engineering and maintenance department, operations, and other service units with focus on achieving optimal results/solutions from a corporate/enterprise perspective
  • Ensure all safety and environmental related maintenance and technical controls are done in a timely manner and all P&ID are kept up date


Job Requirements:

  • Associate degree, Journeymen (or higher level education) in the field of mechanical / electrical engineering and/or industrial mechanical /electrical / EI&C Maintenance Planning
  • 10+  years combined professional experience in the field of mechanical / electrical engineering and/or industrial mechanical /electrical / EI&C maintenance Planning
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with maintenance planning and scheduling of PMs and project work as well as experience with prioritizing reactive work
  • Experience with maintenance / project planning and scheduling within SAP
  • Experience with vendor and/or project costing, quotation, and proposal bid process
  • Experience with researching OEM vendor technical and/or project documentation to locate replacement part and preventive maintenance recommendations
  • Experience with working directly with OEM vendors to secure replacement parts, preventive maintenance recommendations, and scheduling on-site work
  • Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, and the ability to learn how to effectively use maintenance software to input data and research parts
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and Maintenance practices
  • Thorough technical knowledge in the field of industrial maintenance, including relevant regulations, standards and codes
  • Ability to read and understand complex  diagrams
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and maintenance practices
  • Ability to read and understand complex piping diagrams and mechanical drawings
  • Willing to work weekends and rotating shifts if needed
  • Ability and willingness for domestic and international travel


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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