Maintenance Planner in Escanaba, MI, US at Verso Corporation

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • This position is responsible for the planning and scheduling of all maintenance in a specified area of the mill.
  • Receives and reviews orders for completeness, validity of the priority, clarity and accuracy of information.
  • Provides estimates for maintenance jobs including sequence of steps, number of craftsperson, man-hours and materials required.
  • Provides first level hourly supervision of maintenance mechanics as needed to assure safe and efficient work.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plan, prioritize and schedule maintenance work orders including material needs, safety information, appropriate maintenance history and critical information to complete jobs safely and efficiently. 
  • Field work as required to ensure the quality of maintenance work. 
  • Process material requests and expedite as necessary to ensure that parts are on hand when needed. 
  • Work with Operations and Maintenance Supervision to prioritize and schedule maintenance work.  Provide support for maintenance planned machine shutdowns including critical path charts. 
  • Provide support for maintenance emergency unplanned work orders. 
  • Evolve reliability work from reactionary to a proactive condition-based maintenance process including the creation of new preventative maintenance plans in SAP. 
  • Ensure that maintenance work is carried out at a minimum cost in labor, materials and lost production. 
  • Maintain harmonious relations with employees by administering contract provisions and company policies. 
  • Create and maintain functional locations, equipment and bill of materials in SAP. 
  • Administer requisitions and service entries in SAP.  
  • Hires and manages contract maintenance resources in area of responsibility.     
  • Provide weekend coverage of all mill maintenance operations as scheduled.    


Required Skills:

  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of industrial equipment and components such as pumps, motors, bearings, refrigeration systems, compressors, piping systems, etc.  Strong computer skills; prefer SAP, Microsoft applications and CMMS systems. 
  • Strong administrative and organization skills.  Excellent leadership, management, problem solving and decision making skills  Excellent communication skills ,interpersonal, written, and verbal  Work beyond normal work schedule as necessary to fulfill position responsibilities 


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or other relevant engineering degree three years experience in maintenance or engineering in an industrial facility, OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Verso Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.


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