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Chemtrade Maintenance Planner/Scheduler in North Vancouver, British Columbia

Scope of the Position

To ensure that scheduled work, major equipment overhauls and unplanned work outages are performed safely, efficiently and with no environmental impact.

This position is responsible for estimating and planning mechanical maintenance work with all required materials, tools and resources (internal and external) available at the time of execution, as well as scheduling of planned work

What You Need To Be Successful

  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Red Seal preferred

  • Maintenance Planner Certification/Designation preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a heavy industrial maintenance field, including experience related to asset reliability in a complex process facility (Chemical plant, Oil & Gas, etc.)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience applying maintenance principles, concepts and practices related to maintenance planning, scheduling, coordination and optimization

  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), SAP preferred

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to plan, prioritize, organize and carry out work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with various levels of staff, external clients and tradespeople on technical issues

  • Knowledge of regulations relating to vessels, boilers and piping

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, plans and specifications

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a member of a team

  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop work plans and packages for maintenance work (corrective, PM and PdM) with necessary information to allow efficient scheduling, assignment and execution of maintenance work.

  • Prepare, read and interpret technical drawings for planned maintenance work.

  • Source, order, stage and kit parts and materials as required for planned maintenance work.

  • Create and audit task lists for repetitive work plans.

  • Evaluate job feedback and make recommendations to improve future planned maintenance work.

  • Make recommendations to assist in ensuring the major equipment PM program is effective.

  • Schedule planned work, based on open work, priorities, forecasted available labor hours, and equipment availability.

  • Maintain compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, Company policies, safety and environmental standards, and good housekeeping and Responsible CareĀ® practices.

  • Assist Maintenance Supervisor with break in, corrective and preventative maintenance activities to achieve plant objectives.

  • Conduct field inspections and assessments. Identify, propose and implement miscellaneous maintenance improvement opportunities as a result.

  • Validate notifications and coordinate work orders with Operations, analyze and consolidate work requests.

  • Perform administrative assignments as required.

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Salaried

CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with 65+ locations across North America and Brazil. Chemtrade provides industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partner to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries and is committed to the codes and ethics of Responsible Care 14001.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.



ID: 2021-2738

External Company Name: Chemtrade Logistics

External Company URL:

Street: 100 Amherst Avenue