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Maintenance Planner


Grayling, MI

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!



Primary Purpose

To ensure that all maintenance work is planned and scheduled and all applicable data is captured and /or verified for accuracy in accordance with Asset Reliability Process (ARP) guidelines, with a view to achieving a high degree of mill reliability.  Owns the administration of CMMS system for areas of responsibility, and provides effective planning and scheduling of maintenance related work, down day activities, and major shutdowns. 

General Responsibilities

  • Has full and vested ownership of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Works within the adopted guidelines of the ARP process
  • Has complete understanding and knowledge of the Work Practices section of the ARP Manual
  • Actively and effectively facilitates all Planning and Scheduling meetings
  • Ensures that all data entered input in the CMMS is accurate and complete
  • Enters Work Orders as required and is a coach for others on the proper entering of such Orders
  • Works with procurement to ensure timelines and availability of parts are met
  • Works with upstream and downstream customers (Procurement, Stores, maintenance staff, Coordinators, Operating personnel) to ensure appropriate recording and correctness of work details
  • Prepares and maintains adequate and accurate documentation
  • Reviews downtime issues and identifies recurring maintenance issues seeking and applying resolution (i.e. Increase PM Frequency, identify mean time between failures and adjust rebuild schedule, etc.)
  • Participates in down day work as assigned
  • Champions the Bill of Materials (BOM) process
  • Cross checks and Rectifies equipment and spare parts data
  • Create complete and detailed job plans for work as specified in ARP
  • Plans all maintenance down day and major maintenance work
  • Down Days / Shutdowns
  • Schedules resources against planned work and PM’s by priority
  • Identifies the critical path for planning areas
  • Provides timelines for work activities
  • Provides direction to contractors and staff
  • Manages the timeline for area
  • Supports the successful execution of work
  • Ensures milestones are established and communicated
  • A key participant with Dept. Head(s) for planning meetings
  • Is the ‘quarterback’ for down day and shutdown planning meetings
  • Maintains weekly, monthly and yearly calendars of scheduled maintenance outages
  • Effectively communicates upcoming maintenance activities with area owners
  • Scopes upcoming work to ensure all needs are met for the safe, successful and timely completion of jobs
  • Coaches personnel to provide information related to CMMS system
  • Work request info, actual hours, job plan details, etc.
  • Identifies special safety considerations for planned work
  • Ensures planned work is always “ready” such that department heads and coordinators can schedule opportunity work
  • Maintains discipline to minimize “break-in” work
  • Coaches personnel on the appropriate timelines and protocol to organize and schedule down days and shutdowns
  • Closes competed Work Orders in CMMS system
  • Ensures appropriate data is entered including actual hours, pertinent comments, updating of job plans, failure codes, etc.
  • Liaison for Contractors to support the planning process for identified contractor jobs
  • Provides direction to contractors as required
  • Provides coverage for crew meetings
  • Supports and promoted the ARAUCO Asset Reliability Process (ARP)


  • Mechanical or Electrical trade ticket is preferred
  • Related electrical or mechanical degrees would be considered
  • Strong emphasis on E&I Planning experience is an asset given the high degree of automation in the facility
  • Maintenance Planning experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to communicate professionally with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Strong administrative skills to utilize CMMS system, typing, and Microsoft Word, Excel, & Microsoft Project programs
  • Knowledge of Electrical & Mechanical Equipment, including all the related terminologies
  • Have a good understanding of our safety policies and job safe practices
  • Ability to independently multitask, good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective at time management and Process Mapping to recognize bottlenecks, productivity loss, and duplication
  • Must have a focus on continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, and Word, basic knowledge of Excel, Project


•    Benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance (two plans to choose from)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Gain sharing/profit sharing
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Northern Michigan