New-Indy Containerboard


SUMMARY:    The Planner is responsible for the safe and efficient planning of all electrical and instrument work activities in the paper mill areas.   


  • Interact with production and maintenance staff to plan and schedule the repair and preventative maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Coordinate and prioritize maintenance work with appropriate operations, maintenance, engineering, and safety staff.
  • Fully utilize current information, procedures, and work methods to positively impact equipment reliability.
  • Provide technical leadership as necessary to production and/or maintenance employees. 
  • Demonstrate a full commitment to the safety process and policies, including the integration of safety into all planning functions.
  • Actively pursue measures that improve operational efficiency, cost reduction, and equipment reliability.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with management, staff, and hourly employees. 
  • Example daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Daily review of new work orders assigned to their planning backlog
    • Detail planning for each job on the backlog according to standards
    • Develop schedules for maintenance field day activities
    • Close work orders with appropriate craftsmen feedback
    • Update bills of material as required while planning
    • Maintain outage schedules during shutdowns
    • Participate in regular scheduling meetings
    • Assist team leaders as necessary to complete work orders
    • Contact outside contractors as necessary for quotes


  • None


  • Associate’s degree or higher in a related field or appropriate work experience.       
  • Experience using Maximo or similar enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think “outside the box.”
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Functional use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance priorities that meet short and long-term objectives.
  • Highly organized and uses efficient work methods.


  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to handle or feel.
  • The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud at times.
  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts.
  • May be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; vibrations.


  • No license requirement.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Manufacturing / Mechanical

Tagged as: Industrial maintenance technician, maintenance, maintenance planning, scheduling