• Maintenance Planner

    Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing & Operations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
    Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
    With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
    We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
    - Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
    - Tobacco-free campuses
    - Health and wellness tools
    - Comprehensive benefit package 


    Improve the productivity and work quality of the Maintenance Department by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of manpower, parts and materials, and equipment access. Planner acts as the liaison between Production, Converting, and Maintenance. Responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating all non-demand work performed. Also responsible for maintaining the Work Order System and documentation related to equipment history.
    * Approach all aspects of the work being performed with safety as the highest priority.
    * Plan, schedule and track needed parts, predictive maintenance readings, labor hours and work metrics with long term focus on increased reliability and increased productivity of the workforce.
    * Participates in complex-wide safety, housekeeping, and continuous improvement programs (Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, etc.).
    * Effectively communicate with supervisors in the Production operational areas to ensure each area gets the needed maintenance service in a timely manner.
    * Review the work to be performed and determine the best way to accomplish the work consulting with Leads, Supervisors, Originator, Production Supervisors and Stores as necessary.
    * Obtain and organize all information and parts required for the crafts to perform the work: drawings, vendor manual, sketches, drawings, notes or any instructional material for clarity. Information and parts to be referenced through the Computer Managed Maintenance Systems (CMMS) system.
    * Update and identify missing procedures, additional parts, tool lists, lock out sheets or other improvements that need implementation before the work is assigned the next time.
    * Communicate and manage the status of work control and backlog from submission to work order completion. Communicate daily and report backlog weekly.
    * Support the maintenance and planning groups in the mill to improve shutdown efficiencies and reduce unplanned downtime.
    * Provide labor and cost estimates based on historical labor, material and outside services.
    * Function as part of the Maintenance Management team utilizing lean manufacturing tools to increase machine reliability utilizing CMMS, Pareto charts, Kaizen events, Autonomous Maintenance, FMEA and other lean manufacturing tools as directed.
    * Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy and all other company policies.
    * Other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.


    * Demonstrated the ability to adhere to healthy safety practices.
    * Mechanical background is required. Associate’s degree or higher, apprenticeship program or technical school background is desirable or minimum of 6 years of direct maintenance work experience.
    * Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
    * Good math skills and computer skills including Excel and CMMS.
    * Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
    * Demonstrated ability to read standard blueprints, machine and process drawings with the ability to sketch or redline existing drawings.
    * Knowledge and understanding of the maintenance processes and proper use of the work order system, planning and scheduling, and storeroom processes.
    * Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects and keep them progressing to completion.
    * Ability to accurately estimate labor hours, material requirement and skills needed to complete a job and must be able to visualize and communicate the execution of work.
    * Must be able to practice time management skills.
    *Must be authorized to work in the United States (U.S. citizen or green card).


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