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Planner, Maintenance


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  76615
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-130
Department:  CVO IEA Planning & Warehouse
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

LyondellBasell is searching for a Maintenance Planner for the Channelview site, located in Channelview, TX. Our 4000-acre Channelview complex includes two olefin units, a methanol unit, C4, C5, C6 recovery and an IPOH processing unit on the north side facility. The south side has two PO/SM units, Polyols, BDO and other process units that are operated to produce propylene oxide, styrene monomer, ethyl-benzene and other derivatives.  LyondellBasell is constructing the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) at the site.  The Channelview Site is a highly integrated and dynamic facility that has great value for the personnel that work here and the community in which it operates. This is a direct-hire position with competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package and pension plan. Channelview is 18 short miles from downtown Houston.


The AEI 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 responsible for the planning of maintenance work requests to improve the site's work efficiencies.

Roles & Responsibilities

•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, personnel feedback and notification data 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 work turnarounds and outages. This includes planning, coordinating and other lead roles.
•Schedule and lead job plan discussions with all stakeholders.
•Participate in and lead safety huddles.

Min. Qualifications

•High School diploma or GED with 5 years of AEI maintenance technician experience in the chemical /refining industry. Leadership and planning experience is highly desired.
•Knowledge and experience of how to troubleshoot, install and maintain plant equipment.
•In-depth knowledge in reading and interpreting equipment drawings, specifications and QA/QC requirements.
•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 and demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects, changing priorities and frequently heavy workloads which may require work in addition to normal working hours. This will include, participating and responding to site needs when assigned call-out pager duty.
•General knowledge of SAP.

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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