Planner Scheduler 1 - Tier 2

Date: Dec 1, 2023

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 22522

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

We are in search of a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler who will report to our Maintenance Planning/Scheduling Lead in our Lake Charles plant. This person will be accountable for safe effective planning and scheduling of Routine Maintenance work requests.


  • Develop Work Breakdown Structures to include: safe work practices, required job time estimates by trade and enter into SAP, required parts are available, required special tools and equipment are available, required permits, specific safety procedures related to required activities (LOTO, Confined Space, Line Break, Hot Work, etc.)
  • Work with suppliers to ensure that the plant is consistently receiving quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost
  • 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
  • Front line customer contact for job planning and asset availability
  • Interface with Maintenance (Maintenance Engineers, Reliability Engineers and Supervision & Craftsman) for job plan reviews as required
  • Interface with Operations Group (Ops Lead, Ops Planners and Production Engineers) for task priorities
  • Responsible for planned work compliance with current standards and specifications and for the quality and accuracy of work plans
  • 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
  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of Weekly Schedules
  • Coordinate with peers to manage workload requirements and priorities and schedule multiple trade job plans
  • Validate weekly work schedules with maintenance and operations

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of maintenance experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing plant (maintenance planning or supervisory experience preferred)
  • High School Diploma or GED required

Preferred Qualifications

BS Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred)


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program



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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles