Maintenance Planner - Shutdowns, Dover, OH (On-Site)

Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Dover, OH, US, 44622

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Operations team at our Dover, Ohio location. 

 The Maintenance Planner ensures jobs are planned and performed safely, holds employees accountable to the schedule, studies daily work schedule carefully and informs craft of their work assignments in accordance with the daily work schedule as soon as possible, ensures that plant equipment, tools, and materials are available before starting a job, distributes work that maximizes productivity and sees that work is executed as scheduled. This role will need to  follow up on jobs to determine progress and status of the shutdown work.  They also solicits recommendations for improving procedures/plans from craft and incorporates improvements in job plans, reviews work packages of planned work orders and makes the necessary changes, ensures work packages are properly completed and returned promptly, reviews the causes of major repairs with Operations and Engineering to determine the root cause and corrective action necessary to prevent a recurrence, maintains open communications with Operations personnel covering safety, jobs, and housekeeping, maintains the area's basic shop and equipment, supports craft training needs, arranges, and schedules their training.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures zero harm safety culture adhered to during the turnaround 
  • Ensure resources and processes are in place for a safe, timely, and cost effective shutdown.
  • All aspects of planning related to plant shutdowns, and outages including but not limited to.    processes are in place for the following: 
    • Defining work scopes 
    • Tasking and stepping out of Work Orders including job details and visual aids  
    • Development of a shutdown/startup timeline 
    • Sequencing of tasks within a master timeline 
    • Resource availability (tools/equip/money/people) 
    • Pre-shutdown and Pre-startup safety reviews completed 
    • Tracking actual and committed costs against budget 
    • Maintaining cost within budget 
    • Tracking progress against plans 
  • Provide support for daily maintenance planner and supervisor as needed
  • Provide coordination for all major shutdown activities  
  • Ensure compliance with overall “Shutdown Timeline”  
  • Responsible for obtaining approval and funding (if required) for all changes in work scope.  
  • Coordinates all shutdown planning activities  
  • Confirms craft, tools, and equipment availability 
  • Ensures facilities availability: storage area for materials, craft parking, change houses, etc 
  • Responsible for coordination of ordering materials, ensuring materials are on site, and validation of materials received against materials ordered. 
  • Completes daily contractor safety discussions                
  • Provides status updates during planning meetings 
  • Responsible for escalating concerns and identifying hold points  
  • Responsible for development of work schedule  
  • Coordination of all resources (people & equipment)   
  • Auditing activities for compliance with repair procedures  
  • Prepare agenda for and lead status meetings 
  • Ensures Resources are available to properly execute all aspects of the turnaround 
  • Ensures All aspects of the Turnaround process are in place and are followed.  
  • Issues status reports to management 
  • Ensuring the work packages and plans meet the highest standards for safety and environmentally responsible actions.
  • Delivering an adequate planned maintenance backlog to support the plant’s proactive maintenance and reliability approach.
  • Establishing a shared vision of planning performance with the Area Leaders.
  • Ensuring effective utilization of the CMMS system (SAP) including the development of Bills of Materials, Task Lists, proper Functional Locations, etc. 
  • Analyses job requirements by traveling to job sites to evaluate necessary repairs.
  • Develop and maintains a repetitive job plan archive:
  • Update job plans after analysis of current plan effectiveness.
  • Order non-stock items.

Required Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of similarly related work experience as either a craftsman or in a position understanding the shutdown planning process including skills for estimating labor, materials, tools and equipment to perform shutdown/maintenance work.  
  • Proficient with SAP 
  • Experience with Microsoft Projects.  
  • Ability to read and understand engineered drawings.  
  • Understand corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer (e.g., spread sheet and statistical applications, e-mail,
  • 2-5 years of planning/shutdown planning experience in chemical manufacturing or related industries.
  • Practical usage of IT enablers (CMMS) such as MS Office and SAP
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Results oriented and demonstrated track record
  • Basic knowledge of applicable environmental rules and regulations

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Planning and scheduling training/certifications
  • CMRT or CMRP Certification is a Plus


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron