Maintenance Planner

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Waukegan, IL, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

Assist with the planning, development, implementation, or maintenance of a particular system or program by analyzing organizational needs, pinpointing primary objectives, or challenges, and recommending SAP-based solutions. Provide troubleshooting and tech support services and may create user guides or other support materials and documentation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assign daily tasks (work orders) for Maintenance Techs
  • Assign weekly tasks (PMs) for Maintenance Techs
  • Responsible for reporting weekly and monthly KPIs
  • Directly responsible for site calibration program
  • Responsible for maintaining site Tech Library
  • Assist in system implementation activities of data migration and training
  • Participate in business solution workshops and share configuration and integration expertise
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining spare parts inventory
  • Assist in the ordering of parts and materials needed for job completion
  • Provide functional locations and update SAP with assigned PMs for new equipment
  • Revise and update existing PMs as needed based on recognized demand
  • Participates in daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance review meetings
  • Adhere to all rules for safety and health and to the site’s environmental policies, rules and regulations
  • May use hand-powered trucks or Fork trucks
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • In depth knowledge of production unit operations, process, equipment, & technology
  • Sufficiently trained to measure the value of specific activities to the business
  • Ability to provide people with verbal & written information needed to perform their assigned job correctly
  • Ability to make relevant information known in a responsive & effective way
  • Ability to reach a conclusion using relevant information & data & to determine the best course of action in a timeframe consistent with business requirements
  • Associate’s degree (AA) from 2-year College or technical school in Engineering, Business Management or related field, preferred
  • Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintain an awareness of the relevance and importance of the above listed responsibilities and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives and customer satisfaction

Rewards & Benefits

  • Pay: Starting at $35.00 per hour
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Progression (pay-for-skill) pay plans
  • Short & Long term disability
  • Paid Parental leave after 1 year
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee appreciation days



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 35497 

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