Maintenance Planner & Scheduler

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Maintenance Planner & Scheduler

  • Post Date:2nd September 2023
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Job Description

Synthomer is an innovative and differentiated global leader in sustainable polymer solutions. The Group is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of water based polymers and has leadership positions in many markets. Our polymers help customers create innovative new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as coatings, construction, adhesives, textiles, paper and nitrile medical gloves.With the acquisition of Eastman Adhesive Resins in 2022 and Omnova Solutions in 2020, Synthomer grew its global manufacturing network, expanded its product portfolio and boosted its geographical presence, allowing it to better serve over 6000 customers around the world. Synthomer has its operational headquarters in London, UK, and provides customer-focused services from regional centres in Harlow, UK; Marl, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beachwood, Ohio, USA. It employs more than 5000 employees across over 40 sites and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.Job PurposeManage delivery of equipment maintenance and systems for the site in line with current business, operations and engineering strategies. To ensure compliance with legal and HSE requirements; company standards; meeting the required budget, whilst meeting targets for equipment reliability and plant availability. Ensure full utilisation of the available labour resources.Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with site Emergency, Safety, Operational, Security, Quality and Environmental procedures relating to all Maintenance engineering/project/commissioning on site both and self and Reportees. Emphasis to be placed on safety management in engineering work, both in-house and by sub-contractors
  • Ensure all work is scheduled through utilsation of the sites priority work matrix and agreed with the Reliabilities & Maintenance Manager and the Production Manager
  • Plan thoroughly the maintenance work to be carried out on the site to ensure safe and efficient completion of all tasks (breakdown; planned maintenance; short maintenance outages and major shutdowns)
  • Issue and manage PTW as appropriate for maintenance activities within your authorisation remit
  • Ensure all changes to plant, equipment or control systems (project work or modifications) are only carried out if the changes are covered by a fully authorised Management of Change
  • Manage selection of contractors and engineering supplier interfaces associated with work undertaken ensuring that no work is carried out without first obtaining a robust quote and raising a Purchase Order
  • Develop an annual review of contractor spend
  • Lead RCA’s and other investigations into repeat equipment failures
  • Conduct a monthly housekeeping audit to improve standards across the whole site through implementation and execution of 5C principles in all areas.
  • Assist with the development and control of the annual maintenance budgets for the site
  • Prepare monthly maintenance reports with specific reference to costs, performance KPI’s and continuous improvement
  • Support the development of equipment standardisation and critical spares policies for the site

Knowledge, Skills And Experience

  • 5 + years Mechanical or Electrical/Instrument Engineering experience within a chemical or related industry.
  • Sound understanding of other engineering disciplines
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Proven track record implementing effective improvement & development strategy for both processes and individuals

Why Synthomer?We are ambitious!We have grown significantly – both organically and inorganically. We are a FTSE 250 listed company, 22% of our revenue comes from newly commercialized products, and we’re recognized in the top-quartile for chemicals manufacturing safety.We believe in high challenge, high support!We are keen to let you contribute in real roles from day 1. We expect a lot, but offer a lot, too. This includes onboarding, induction and learning events, networking opportunities, mentoring and personal development planning. So, be up for an inspiring long-term career adventure.We personalize our approach to development!At Synthomer, you won’t find generic career tracks or development programs but rather a one-size-fits-one approach to employee development. We’ll partner with you to ensure you have the right experiences that build your capabilities and accelerate your career growth.