This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Sr. Maintenance Planner/Area Coordinator - 2998 in Plaquemine, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Sr. Maintenance Planner/Area Coordinator

Westlake Chemical is offering an opportunity to apply your experience and skills as a Sr. Maintenance Planner/Area Coordinator based in Plaquemine, LA.  This position will be responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient and environmentally sound routine and turnaround planning/scheduling of manpower, materials, and services required in the troubleshooting, repair, preventative & predictive maintenance, and execution of established contract strategies, as well as, driving the continuous improvement of plant asset reliability.


The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Improvements within the assigned work area.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities within the assigned work area are conducted in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
  • Drive improved productivity, quality of work, and cost control in area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate work performed by outside contractors and/or other maintenance service organizations.
  • Support the overall management and execution of the maintenance effort in assigned area. 
  • Ensure adherence to the established work management process.
  • Provide oversight and coordination for all planning, scheduling and execution of routine, turnaround and outage maintenance work within the assigned work area.
  • Support Maintenance Superintendent with cost analysis & improvement plans.
  • Support Maintenance Superintendent with development and execution of the five (5) year maintenance and capital improvement plans. 
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and execution of established contracting strategies.
  • Provide an additional interface between operations, reliability engineering and maintenance contractors.
  • Support and drive the plant preventive and predictive maintenance programs for improved asset reliability.
  • Assist with technical training and mentoring of mechanics on area equipment and systems.
  • Assist with review of specifications on new equipment and systems to assure that maintenance requirements are met.
  • Support and carry out company policies and adherence to maintenance standards and procedures.
  • Responds to calls on off-duty hours as dictated by plant needs.


  • High School diploma or equivalent, 4 years apprenticeship, school, trade or technical school.


The ideal candidate will possess the following essential skills and qualifications:

  • 7 years’ work experience as a journeyman in one of the crafts and/or as a Maintenance Planner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, good planning and organizational skills
  • Must be able to communicate to all levels of local management and to other departments to explain problems and proposed solutions; Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work normal responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Strong work ethic. Dedicated and willing to work the hours needed to accomplish a task.
  • Impact and influence, able to persuade others to a particular course of action