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Maintenance Planner - Pulp & Paper
Louisiana - Baton Rouge Area

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Our client, a leading Manufacturing organization, has an immediate need for a Maintenance Planner at its Baton Rouge Area Mill.  As a key member of the Asset Availability, Reliability and Recovery team, the Planner will be responsible for managing and driving the continual improvement in the areas of production equipment & support systems Maintenance such that equipment availability is maximized.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Develop and execute maintenance processes relating to people, methods, materials, machinery, and process to maximize profitability of facility.
  • Compliance with all regulatory items for safety, environmental, people and employment and insurance agencies.
  • Ensure that contractors are aware of and in compliance with Health and Safety policy.
  • Lead the performance of Mechanical maintenance assigned to area in meeting equipment availability targets.
  • Develop a preventive maintenance plan for the area of assignment.
  • Communicate to the Mechanical superintendent repair options and potential risks. Follow up after maintenance work to identify opportunities to improve performance on similar work in the future.
  • Planning and scheduling daily maintenance activities efficiently using labor and material resources as well as daily communication with operations personnel.
  • Write RPA’s & CPA’s for maintenance replacement parts and equipment as needed.
  • Ensure that outages are planned, scheduled, and executed on schedule, within budget, and accomplish intended tasks.
  • Takes a leading role in the planning of shutdowns.
  • Completing failure analysis of significant or repeat failures to eliminate re-occurrence
  • Maintaining mill areas in manner to comply with asset insurance requirements (FM).
  • Establish and communicate performance expectations to each contractor and document the discussion.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Industrial concentration or comparable industry experience.  A minimum of five (5) years of proven experience within a manufacturing environment, preferably Pulp & Paper,  is required with at least two (2) years of Industrial Supervision experience.

Desired Skills & Experience

High Level Knowledge of:

  • Maintenance & Reliability Planning
  • Pulp & Paper Manufacturing
  • RPAs/CPAs
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Shutdown Planning
  • Failure Analysis
  • Preventative Maintenance Planning

Base Salary range for this role is $75-85k with competitive benefits and performance bonus.  Please visit for more information on this and future opportunities.



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