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Maintenance Planner-Scheduler Job

DATE POSTED: Mar 13,2017

LOCATION: Americus, GA

CATEGORY : Maintenance


JOB ID: 2017-5356

FULL JOB TITLE: Planner/Scheduler

Planner/Scheduler - Maintenance

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Maintenance Specialist, the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler will be responsible for ensuring effective maintenance is planned, performed, and documented as well as ensuring the plant supports Agrium’s corporate reliability goals. This position is an integral part of the maintenance and production functions at the Americus, GA plant.

Key Tasks:

  • Assist in developing, planning and scheduling corrective, preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance activities.
  • Create maintenance schedules ensuring efficient craft utilization.
  • Monitor progress of scheduled work to determine status.
  • Review all completed work orders and ensure items requiring follow up are acted upon appropriately and assist in tracking these actions required to completion.
  • Maintain accuracy of equipment information by updating files.
  • Owner of key performance indicators (KPI’s) for maintenance and reliability.
  • Generate purchase requisitions in SAP for parts, services, tools, and equipment.
  • Identify material requirements for planned maintenance activities and assist in preparing materials for work to be completed.
  • Assemble parts kits and organization for projects, including shutdown/turnaround.
  • Controls and optimizes maintenance spare parts ordering, stocking, issuing and inventorying.
  • Analyze and track data, provide reports and trending as required to drive a data driven approach to continuous improvement.
  • Improve maintenance process, practices and procedures to achieve maximum efficiency, and operational excellence .
  • Supports root cause problem solving and analysis of maintenance costs, activities, and trends.
  • Updates job knowledge by identifying and participating in educational opportunities.
  • Play a critical role not only ensuring your own safety, but also the safety of others. You will have direct accountability for ensuring familiarity and demonstrating the Commitment to Zero policy, leading with a safety mindset and modeling the 3 Safety Principles, modelling the 10 Tenets of Operation and having your own personal safety action plan.

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Ability to handle a large and varied work load.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong working knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) - SAP preferred.


  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, and problem solving skills.

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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