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BASF Maintenance Planner and Scheduler in Battle Creek, Michigan

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Maintenance Planner and Scheduler (2201973) - Battle Creek, MI

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like yourself, to be responsible in this role to develop job plans to drive work execution efficiency and asset availability. Also, planning and assisting with scheduling of maintenance work. You will be responsible for identification and staging of equipment, material and tools necessary for the execution of maintenance work. In this role you will also perform preparation of job packages with bill of materials, estimates of manpower, job steps, and tools necessary for execution of maintenance work for BASF technicians and contractors. Supervisory skills are necessary for an Administrative Assistance who will support maintenance data and service contract coordination.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your background in a Mechanical Craft Mechanical Engineering with your maintenance work experience in a manufacturing or production processing (food/chemical/petrochemical) environment, you will create job plans for the effective execution of work by providing job scopes, job step sequence, labor and material requirements, skill requirements, specifying the necessary tools and equipment, internal/external resources, and determining work order costs if necessary. You will then schedule the work with the input from Operations and Maintenance Team.

  • Your ability to plan properly will be a valued asset as you identify permitting requirements and special isolation needs, and coordinate purchase requisitions / purchase orders and expedite orders to assure scheduled delivery for turnaround.

  • Demonstrating your administrative and organizational skills, you will create task lists (job plan library) for recurring jobs, purchase requisitions and reservations for necessary materials, equipment or services and order material, and Job Packets as needed by providing spec sheets, vendor manuals, P&IDs, pictures, isolation plans, job plan/feedback form, etc.

  • Leveraging your proficiency and exercising your supervisory skills and your knowledge of SAP equivalent CMMS you will both execute and oversee an administrative assistant using MS Office and computer maintenance management systems (e.g. SAP), and compiling and updating information on work orders, work history, costs, and actual work performed.

  • Successfully collaborating with Maintenance Team and Engineers, you will support continuous improvement of job plans by maintaining a spare parts inventory, building and maintaining Bill of Materials for area equipment, continually updating task lists to ensure necessary changes or improvements are incorporated and efficiencies are captured per job feedback, obtaining and analyzing feedback from the work crew through the job feedback process and updating the task list and job plan libraries.

  • Your sense of urgency and responsiveness will be essential as you assist in emergency or critical priority jobs by expediting materials and coordinating other crafts/resources and fulfilling any other activities (non-standard) assigned by the supervisor.

  • With a focus on efficiency, you will create job plans for the effective execution of Downtime projects: job scopes, job step sequence, labor and material requirements, skill requirements, specifying the necessary tools and equipment, external resources, and determining work order costs.

  • Your strong work management skills will be beneficial in this role as you manage the backlog of unplanned work – review the backlog and planning list, clarify incomplete or unclear work notifications, group work orders/notifications together to be completed as a single order, and determine the appropriate degree of planning.

  • With your solid commitment to safety, your will support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors and comply with ISO9001 and ISO14001 system.

  • Applying your prior work experience in a maintenance environment, you will identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the execution of maintenance plans, including materials used, man hours, sequence of activities, and support services.

  • Your hands on knowledge and experience with various types of process systems and equipment, and crafts, along with your unique understanding of maintenance work processes will be a valued asset.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.


Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-CCB/N-Battery Materials-63023305

Title: Maintenance Planner and Scheduler

Location: MI-Battle Creek-Michigan

Requisition ID: 2201973