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Maintenance Planner

Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20860 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Maintenance Planner is responsible for planning and scheduling of the maintenance matters of the facility.  


  • Work with suppliers to ensure that the plant is consistently receiving quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost
  • Communicate BOM discrepancies to Equipment Specialist when found
  • Procure parts and materials for planned work
  • Accountable for tracking ordered parts to ensure on-time completion of Job Planning
  • Arrange for outside contract services as required
  • Ensure that contractors have COI and required credentials to perform work
  • Conduct on site evaluation of work order
  • Front line customer contact for job planning and asset availability
  • Interface with Maintenance (Maintenance Engineers, Technical Reliability Engineers and Supervision & IE Technicians and Electrician) for job plan reviews as required
  • Interface with Operations Group (Ops Lead/Planners and Production Engineers) for task priorities
  • Responsible for planned work compliance with current standards and specifications
  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of work plans
  • Participate in trade group meetings for assigned areas
  • Serve as SME to provide technical support for job plans
  • Work with trades and review job histories for continuous improvement of job plans
  • Develop executable daily/weekly/monthly/yearly schedules from planned backlog

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or 3 years of maintenance and electrical instrumentation experience. 
  • Maintenance planning experience preferred

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago