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Maintenance Planner & Scheduler

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Blair, NE, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Maintenance Planner & Scheduler


Location: United States : Blair, NE

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Animal Nutrition


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Our Blair, NE facility is expanding our E&I team and looking for a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler to join our team.  The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler supports the plant maintenance group’s function by developing job plans and advanced work schedules.


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  • Review plant maintenance requests to formulate labor, material, special tools, job-specific safety precautions, equipment requirements, and prepared backlog. 
  • Develop a weekly schedule 
  • Analyze work and material requests for compliance with established Evonik standards and workflow 
  • Provides accurate estimates through the use of established time standards and job knowledge.  
  • Develop or support job plans task lists to ensure quality craftsmanship with high regard for employees’ safety and maintenance cost reduction.
  • Create job packages when necessary
  • Be the liaison for the Continuous Improvement process with plant engineers for feedback items that need engineering expertise. 
  • Proposes technical changes or Root Cause Analysis to engineers when necessary
  • Review completed work orders for actual vs. planned requirements and adjust maintenance plans as necessary to improve future planning accuracy.
  • Ensure stock request forms are filled out, new materials are created, and Bills-of-Materials are updated 
  • Continued involvement in the Safety Process and maintain a zero lost time injury performance. 
  • Analyze and plan Maintenance activities to ensure that costly re-work is avoided.
  • Participate in the training and development plans of the department. 
  • Assist in the development and support of technological advancements and efficiency improvement methods. 
  • Provide open, honest communication, both up and down the reporting structure. 
  • Actively participate in the plant quality process and ensure that craft, labor, equipment, and material cost estimates are available for all planned work. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or Industry related degree preferred  
  • 7-10 years’ experience Planning and scheduling maintenance or construction activities for a Plant facility
  • Experience reading construction drawings and generating construction sketches 
  • Problem solving, communication, and organization skills 
  • General computer skills, including standard Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency Maintenance Scheduling Tool, SAP preferred 
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of rotating equipment, including pumps, gearboxes, compressors, chillers, and cooling towers.
  • Leadership, team building, and negotiating skills
  • Good understanding of mechanical and instrument process equipment
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Knowledge of precision maintenance practices
  • Experience performing craftwork in a plant

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs