• Maintenance Planner

    Job Locations CA-BC-Richmond
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    Improve the efficiency and productivity of maintenance own personnel and third party maintenance services through a good planning, follow up and optimization of all preventive and corrective maintenance tasks.  The objective is achieve the set targets for equipment availability / reliability at the lowest optimum and sustainable maintenance cost, in collaboration with all involved departments or sub-departments, following the maintenance guidelines (CIF and MAC) defined by the company.


    • Plan, review and optimize in SAP PM and DMS all the PM01 corrective and PM02 preventive routines establishing tasks, frequencies, workload balancing. Optimize and distribute the workload in a 48 week span
    • Schedule weekly and daily maintenance plans, 13 weeks and major outages
    • Consolidate the detail of major repairs. Lead the major shutdown meetings and AAR
    • Prioritize and generate preventive and corrective maintenance orders based on the results of monitoring. Prioritize with other departments preventive and corrective maintenance orders
    • Revise notifications, workload, define needs of third party services. Tracks the purchase requests and services of major shutdown/repairs and ensures their on-time arrival

    Generate and follow up purchase requests for materials, spare and wear parts, ensuring just in time delivery and optimization of NWC


    1.  (H&S and environment) Assure that all work orders have the required H&S information , and that all legal requirements (safety, environmental, maintenance) are in the yearly preventive maintenance plan and are executed.  Internal controls providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources.


    2.  (Maintenance operations) Planning and scheduling of all corrective and preventive maintenance routines in SAP PM / DMS together with the specific execution responsible. Generation and optimization of the 48/96 weeks workload balancing sheet by department / specialty / technique, targeting a good balance during the days of the year. Generates the weekly, daily and 13 weeks planning. Prioritizes the notifications coming from condition monitoring or others and generates corrective work orders in agreement with the requestor

    3.  (Maintenance operations) Leads the preparation and consolidation of the shutdown planning (personal, third parties services, materials, spare parts, equipment, tools, time, critical path) with coordination meetings using CIF and MAC guidelines and tools.

    4.  (Maintenance operations) Monitor the realization of the maintenance plans. Follow-up tasks defined in major shutdowns in a daily frequency.

    5.  (Management – Planning & Cost control) Generates purchase orders as well as third party services contracts for major shutdown, assure that spares and services will be delivered on time. Control of expenses during planning as well during the execution vs budget and control the inventory level vs target level.

    6.  (Standards) Assure that special and repetitive jobs come with a standard work order. Lead the weekly KPI revision meeting as well as the work planning confirmation for the next week

    7.  (People management) In coordination with the Preventive Maintenance Head defines own development and training needs and train maintenance people on planning and scheduling requirements

    (Innovation and continuous improvement) Leads After Action Review (AAR) for shutdown or major shutdowns



    • Mechanical or Electrical Engineer / Technician 



    • 5 years experience dealing with maintenance or production
    • Experience in heavy industry experience preferred
    • 2 years experience with definition and implementation of preventive maintenance programs and routines
    • Experience applying FMEA techniques and knowledge of basic problem-solving tools
    • Mechanical or electrical maintenance experience (preferable in heavy industry)


    Computer Skills:

    • Microsoft Office
    • SAP PM (key user level preferred)


    Language requirements: 

    • English
    • Good level for written and spoken



    • Knowledge of cement production process
    • Knowledge of CIF (Cement Industrial Framework, MAC (Maintenance Cement), ACS, Project Management Approach (PMA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Cost Basics preferred.
    • Maintenance Planner Certification preferred
    • Flexibility with working hours
    • Ability to manage stress, to provide assistance and to encourage the maintenance team in critical situations




    Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

    As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.


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