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Maintenance Planner

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Location: East Chicago, IN, United States
Date Posted: Dec 20, 2021
Category: Administrative
Job ID: 78845

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Safety-Kleen located in East Chicago, IN is seeking a Maintenance Planner to join the team. As a Maintenance Planner you will be a key member of the site’s maintenance and reliability team. With a focus on maintenance planning, engineering support and inventory management you will be able to make an impact with this opportunity.

Why work for Safety-Kleen?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5;
  • Competitive wages;
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment;
  • Group 401K with company matching component;
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement;
  • Positive and safe work environments;
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career.

Key Responsibilities: 

Maintenance Planning

  • Responsible for coordinating and scheduling daily job plans, which include manpower estimates by craft, field walk down and reference drawings;
  • Analyze maintenance repair specifications to determine tools, parts and human resource requirements;
  • Facilitate communication between maintenance and other onsite departments in the refinery;
  • Assist with bi-annual turnaround planning;
  • Work with Maintenance Manager to ensure KPI’s tracked by CMMS are met.

Engineering Support

  • Perform equipment reliability analysis and recommend improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) findings;
  • Recommend equipment reliability improvements through analysis of equipment trends, historical and field data to identify performance drivers;
  • Assist with site engineering support for turnarounds.

Equipment and Parts Inventory Management

  • Responsible for ordering parts according to lead times;
  • Monitor critical parts inventory levels to achieve necessary levels;
  • Update proprietary CMMS with data regarding labor hours, parts usage and contractor repair costs;
  • Responsible for organizing the maintenance warehouse and receiving area.

Financial Administrative Duties

  • Create purchase orders for approval by management, based on quotes received from vendors;
  • Receive and match invoices, documenting any discrepancies.

What does it take to work for Safety-Kleen?

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or engineering field required and/or High School Diploma with 6+ years of work experience in industrial or manufacturing setting in lieu of engineering degree;
  • 3+ years of experience in a Maintenance Planning or Reliability Engineering role is preferred;
  • 3+ years of experience with a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) program, including software such as SAP, Maximo, GE Proficy, etc. preferred;
  • Project Management experience is preferred;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to professionally communicate verbally all levels and functions of the organization individually and as a team;
  • The ability to read, understand and apply technical information from manuals, books, drawings and diagrams is required;
  • Proficiency in computer usage is required, including the ability to use the Microsoft Suite to create tables, track data, use Gantt charts, utilize Microsoft Excel and Project;
  • Ability to stand, walk, use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; must be able to lift 50 pounds and greater than 50 pounds with assistance and must be able to climb ladders to heights above 100 ft.;
  • Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Join our team today! To learn more about our company and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste management, parts-cleaning technology, and oil re-refining. We collect over 200 million gallons of used motor oil each year and we have the largest re-refinery capacity in North America allowing us to re-refine more than 150 million gallons each year.
Every day, we help our customers resolve their waste management needs and reduce their carbon footprint. PROTECTION. CHOICES. PEOPLEMAKE GREEN WORK ™

We thank all those interested in joining the Safety-Kleen team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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