Maintenance Planner

Position Description

Job Summary

The maintenance/engineering planner effectively co-ordinates day to day maintenance work plans and manage storeroom to ensure parts availability to meet plant equipment availability and spare parts demand. He will lead equipment modifications to improve reliability. He will lead on-union mechanics and Stock Room salary personnel. He will be leading CAPEX projects and WCM Projects.  



  • Establish, maintain and improve the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling business flow process.
  • Scope the full extent of maintenance work needed to conduct the relevant repair / preventive / predictive / design-out activities on the organization’s plant and equipment.
  • Collaborate with Maintenance Supervisor to schedule manpower and resources for the most effective production and maintenance outcomes.
  • Develop cost and time estimates of planned maintenance work. Schedule maintenance work in to production plan.
  • Maintaining, developing and entering machine and part data into computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Preparing and issuing of maintenance work orders, as required.
  • Supervise Non-Union mechanic and Stock Room salary personnel in-charge.
  • Write applicable maintenance procedures that promote defect-free maintenance work quality.
  • Responsible for up-keep and accuracy of equipment maintenance history and job records database.
  • Responsible for up-keep and accuracy of technical information on processes, plant and equipment.
  • Assist with project and shutdown scheduling.
  • Continually improving planning, scheduling, purchasing, stores, data management and job reporting systems to increase planning effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Able and competent in root cause failure analysis and investigations.
  • Ensure key performance indicators are captured and reported for equipment reliability and for storeroom efficiency and accuracy.
  • Lead and direct the storeroom personnel to ensure:
    • Effective and standard storeroom practices are implemented and followed for Safety, Storeroom organization and management.
    • The purchase and availability of inventory necessary for repairs and operations.
    • Periodic auditing of daily inventory of products, cycle counts, and reporting data.
    • Manage stores item procurement, inventory, invoices, and receipts.
    • Responsible for leading and executing the 5S activities to maintain the storeroom to standard.
  • Responsible for the shipping/receiving processes associated with equipment repairs.
  • Responsible to assure environmental compliance for hazardous materials storage and all related reporting, auditing and tracking of inventory.
  • Plan and make modifications to improve reliability of equipment.
  • Work on Capex projects.
  • Participate in Reliability improvement and modify existing drawings using AutoCAD. Store and maintain drawing of various assets in CMMS system.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture by instilling World Class Manufacturing methodology.
  • Actively participate in plant safety programs and maintain a knowledge and understanding of Process Safety Management and safety standards.

Required Qualifications


  • Post-secondary Degree.
  • Two to three (2-3) years of applied professional experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment
  • Read, write, understand and communicate effectively in English
  • Self-starter with developed analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to travel to other countries for training as required
  • Strong commitment to safety



  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer Proficiency in AutoCAD, SAP, Kronos, and Microsoft Office
  • Preferred: experience in storeroom management
  • Demonstrated leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others to achieve safety and productivity goals
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement change
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly motivated, self-directed who can work with limited daily supervision or instruction
  • Familiarity with Lean and Six Sigma tools, or World Class Manufacturing, for business process improvement

Additional Description


  • Work in a World Class Manufacturing Environment – WCM
  • Permanent, full time position
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to remain standing, crouching or bending for long periods of time.
  • Ability to support the plant on a 24/7 basis in emergency situations
  • Must be able to wear mandated personal protective equipment.


Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants upon their request. This commitment is in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).


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Maintenance Planner

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Posting Date: 11/23/2022

Job Code: CAN00212

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