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Maintenance Planner

Job location : Sylacauga, Alabama
Created moment : 04/02/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04069

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Maintenance Planner

Job Summary


  • Schedule, Plan, review and optimize all the preventive maintenance routines establishing tasks, frequencies, workload balancing. 

  • Schedule weekly, monthly plans, and major maintenance shutdown.

  • Review workload and define needs of contractors.

  • Generate and follow up purchase requests for materials, spare and wear parts to ensure their availability.


Maintenance Operations:

  • Planning and scheduling all preventive maintenance tasks (Mechanical and Electrical).

  • Ensure that all work requests are transformed into work order / job cards.

  • Generation and optimization of the maintenance workload based on work requests and inspection reports using CMMS.

  • Prepare, Coordinate and schedule maintenance shutdown (contractors, spare parts, tools, time) with the production department.

  • Ensure that scheduled maintenance works are done in line with the schedule/planning and cost.

Management – Planning & Cost Control:

  • Weekly and monthly reporting: KPIs of organization performance.

  • Generates purchase requisitions, and ensures that spare and services will be available on time.

  • Control of expenses during planning as well during the execution vs budget.

People Management:

  • Primarily responsible for their own development needs.

  • Train maintenance and operations on planning requirements.

H&S and Environment:

  • Ensure that all work orders / job cards have the required EHS information and that all legal requirements (safety, environmental, maintenance) are executed and followed strictly.

Innovation & Continuous Improvement:

  • Coordinate and propose improvement actions.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred  – Engineering

  • 7+ years of maintenance/Planning (Working with production).

  • Experience in definition and implementation of preventive maintenance programs and routines.

  • Experience applying FMEA techniques and knowledge of basic problem-solving tools.

  • Possess the knowledge and ability to train and develop Maintenance Department Personnel on CMMS Software.

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and a positive change agent.

  • Broad knowledge of maintenance related program tools.

IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.

IMERYS offers competitive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching and paid vacation.

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Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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