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Contract: Maintenance Planner/Scheduler / Canada

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Location: Grande Prairie, Canada
The client, a large Oil & Gas midstream company, is currently seeking a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler, based out of Grande Prairie. Preference is given to local candidates or candidates willing to relocate on their own cost. This is an office based position Monday - Friday, 8 hrs per day.


The Maintenance Planner is a key member of the Integrated Planning Team, supporting the Integrated Partnership Model in Production Operations. The Maintenance Planner is responsible for planning day-to-day preventative and corrective activities. The Maintenance Planner uses SAP to optimize resources and materials and minimize production impacts, in support of an effective integrated planning and scheduling process.



  • As an HSE Safety Leader, responsible for leading, managing and supporting the policies, goals, efforts, practices and programs of Health, Safety, and Environment.
  • Ensure HSE issues are given primary consideration in all activities undertaken within area of responsibility.
  • Deliver world-class Safety results within area of responsibility through risk analysis and incorporation of industry standard Life Saving Rules into all planned work.
  • Understand and comply with all corporate safety standards, including Life Saving Rules, Safe Operating Practices, Level 1&2 Operating Procedures and promote safety culture among peers and service providers.
  • Actively participate in District and / or Contractor Safety meetings and other activities to deliver a consistent message on Cenovus’ commitment to safety.
  • Ensure work packages consistently incorporate procedures, Life Saving Rules, SOPs, and other information to support safe work.
  • Responsible for his / her own safety, and the safety of the individuals working with him / her.
Leadership and Collaboration

  • Work in alignment with Cenovus’ Purpose and Values.
  • Adhere to corporate policies and standards, practices, processes, and procedures.
  • Coach, mentor, and cross-train all key stakeholders to develop and improve safe and efficient work processes, as required.
  • Participate as area SAP PM Module resource and provide training and support for local staff, as required.
  • Collaborate with integrated partners and other M&R team members to ensure an efficient integrated approach to Maintenance.

  • Responsible for detailed and accurate planning, enabling work to be completed in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner, in alignment with M&R, Operational and Regulatory standards. This is done by: Ensuring all materials, resources, services, and equipment required, as per an individual work order line-item detail, are identified and available as required • Requisitioning of resources and materials
  • Providing accurate cost estimates
  • Providing accurate cost coding to vendors
  • Attaching all relevant documentation to the work package
  • Assigning qualified vendors to undertake work
  • Manage the planning backlog; work with the relevant integrated partners to plan work requests so that orders are “ready to schedule”
  • For break-in work, create work orders for tracking costs and history.
  • Facilitate weekly schedule review meetings with Operations, Maintenance and Engineering to discuss ongoing activities, prioritize activities, review upcoming planned work for the next two weeks and identify maintenance requirements which may have been overlooked.
  • Identify gaps in SAP master data compliance with the M&R master data standards (e.g., accurate asset register, equipment static data, cost centers including data related to maintenance plans) and take action to address issues.
  • Provide input into improvement and optimization of Preventative Maintenance (PM) Plans.
  • Develop Standard Job Plans, including task lists, based on input from Coordinators, Craftsmen, and vendors.
  • Manage PM plans; develop new and refine existing plans where applicable.
  • Provide support to the RCFA process.
  • Provide input into requirements for commonly used spare parts, in support of the Materials Management process.
  • Leverage warehouse and surplus inventory during the planning cycle, in support of the Materials Management process.
  • Support bidding and execution of major maintenance events and overhauls, as required.
  • Perform active debriefing and after-action reviews in all phases of the planning processes to surface key lessons and continuously improve the quality of planning.
  • Participate in monthly cost review and annual budget development meetings with Maintenance Foremen, Senior Trades, Maintenance Planners and Operations.
  • Leverage performance metrics, including PM completion data, to ensure processes are operating effectively; provide reports as required.
  • Identify, prioritize, implement, and support continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Promote a disciplined culture as it relates to the accuracy and management of the PM master data.
  • Collaborate with Operations in turnaround planning. Develop task lists for repetitive routine tasks and turn around activities.
  • Participate as a member of project teams related to Production Operations’ and cross-functional initiatives, as required.
  • Support the MOC process.
Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience in Planning and Scheduling.
  • A strong and proven commitment to safety.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Able to plan multiple activities.
  • In depth knowledge of maintenance planning fundamentals, including capacity planning and scheduling.
  • Reside within commuting distance of Grande Prairie as this is an office based position.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a Journeyman or three years’ experience in an engineering or technologist role.
  • Experience in use of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (SAP & Maximo.)
  • Experience in maintenance planning and scheduling processes
  • Demonstrates skill in use of SAP PM and MM modules

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