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Planner, Maintenance


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  75024
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-130
Department:  CVO Mechanical Planning & Scheduling
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Maintenance Planner position is a member of a dynamic team responsible for the planning and scheduling functions at the Channelview manufacturing site. Specifically, this position will be primarily responsible for the planning of routine mechanical maintenance at CVO.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Accountable for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment.
• Provide detailed and accurately planned job packages for the repair and improvements to the plant's equipment. Job plans must satisfy the notification scope and includes all materials, tools, services, resources, cost estimation and appropriate scheduling logic between operations/tasks.
• Ensure adherence to the Maintenance and Operations Workflow Process (MOWP).
• Utilize planner feedback and established KPIs to continuously improve job plan accuracy and methods of execution.
• Manage the notification backlog by working with assigned clients in the development of timely and precise work orders.
• Create and maintain task lists and bill of materials (BOMs) for jobs requiring them.
• Utilize the catalog system when ordering material.
• Monitor planned vs actual KPIs on a monthly basis.
• Utilize previous repair history, condition monitoring data and personnel feedback to ensure the appropriate scope of work is developed.
• Participate in the cost estimating process for services and materials by coordinating with vendors and internal clients during the bid package development. Periodically plan for outages and work turnarounds. This includes planning, coordinating and other lead roles.
• Schedule and lead job plan discussions with all stakeholders.
• Participate in and lead safety huddles.
• Engage in frequent development dialog with supervisor and others to continually enhance personal and group performance and development.

Min. Qualifications

• High School diploma or GED with 5 years minimum of maintenance/operational experience in the chemical /refining industry. Craft experience as a millwright, boilermaker or boilermaker/pipefitter is highly desired.
• Advanced understanding of equipment design and application for various types of piping, and fixed equipment.
• Knowledge and experience of how to specify, troubleshoot, install and maintain plant stationary equipment.
• In-depth knowledge in reading and interpreting equipment drawings, specifications and QA/QC requirements.
• SAP Software experience preferred.
• Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with the ability to effectively interact and communicate with all departments and levels of the organization and with external suppliers.
• Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, self-motivated, demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects, changing priorities and frequently heavy workloads which may require work in addition to normal working hours.
• Must be willing and able to provide overtime coverage and respond to plant call-outs as needed to meet site needs.

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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