Praxair, Inc. Maintenance Planner/ Scheduler in East Chicago, Indiana

Maintenance Planner/ Scheduler



We are currently seeking a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler that will be based at our Whiting, IN location. This position will report to the Maintenance Superintendent in Whiting, IN, and will work with the North Enclave maintenance team to achieve reliability goals within the region.

The basic function of this role is to minimize total cost by maximizing work force capabilities through prioritizing, planning and scoping of maintenance work orders. The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler will co-lead backlog review and prioritization activities along with the designated area Maintenance Superintendent. The Planner/Scheduler will scope work orders to estimate cost, labor, materials, equipment, and special tool requirements to complete the job in a safe and cost-effective manner.

This position is expected to produce job plans that allow maintenance crafts to work safely and efficiently. In addition, this role will perform the duties of the maintenance scheduler and assist in tracking, reviewing and analyzing KPIs.

This position requires a combination of office work and field work, and will occasionally require accessibility during off-hours. Employee will be required to work in different weather conditions, and must be able to access elevated electrical and mechanical equipment via ladders, scaffolding, man-lifts, and crane baskets.

Essential Functions

  • Develop job steps for work to be performed including – resource requirements (crafts and durations), parts and materials, special tools, technical info/sketches/drawings, safety/environmental requirements, Management of Change (MOC) information and QA/QC needs.

  • Reserve or create purchase orders for necessary components and participate in the bidding process and requisitioning of third party services.

  • Coordinate the review of work backlog with production and maintenance personnel to ensure that all work is appropriately prioritized, planned, scheduled, and executed.

  • Work closely with maintenance superintendent to levelworkforcerequirements across the North Enclave.

  • Provide planning support during turnarounds as required.

  • Create and receive requisitions for parts and external maintenance services as required.

  • Provide time, resource and cost estimates for work to be performed. Support the preparation of bid documents as necessary.

  • Order and kit materials for specific jobs.

  • Work with Operations to ensure equipment availability.

  • Coordinate weekly maintenance planning meetings between Maintenance and Operations.

  • SupportPreventive Maintenance (PM)program.


  • Ensure the quality of the CMMS data.

  • Periodic review and update of the information contained in the CMMS database.

  • Ensure the quality of the Maintenance Backlog. Responsible for planning backlog.

  • Ensure completed data on work orders is accurate and up to date.

  • Tracking, reviewing and analyzing KPIs to make informed recommendations for performance improvement.

  • Assists in the creation and/or changes of equipment BOMs and EAM Master Data.

  • Grouping notifications together that can be planned and worked as a single order that optimizes utilization of resources.



  • High school diploma with preferred relative technical school or college degree. Relative experience will be given strong consideration in lieu of formal education.

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a Maintenance Planner in a manufacturingenvironment. Consideration will be given to candidates with applicable trade experience.

  • Self-starter with a solid work history and excellent references along with the ability to work in a team oriented environment.


  • Strong organization and people skills.

  • Strong computer and problem solving skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • General knowledge of maintenance work processes.

  • Have a passion driving excellence.

  • Familiar with industrial plant equipment and specifications.

  • General knowledge of maintenance planning tools.

  • Knowledge of maintenancemanagementsoftware – EAM a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location Indiana-East Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18001172