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BASF Maintenance Planner in Peekskill, New York

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit .

What You'll Be Doing - The Maintenance Planner role is an essential part of the site Maintenance organization. The primary purpose of the planner is to maximize the maintenance work force productivity and work quality through effective planning and coordination of manpower, parts, materials and equipment.

  • Provide effective job plans for work orders and other maintenance work requests, which includes the following activities:

  • On a daily basis, utilize SAP PM to review new work orders for clarity and priority.

  • Conduct job walk-downs as part of developing job plans to an appropriate level of detail, which may include requirements for manpower, skill requirements, parts, special tools, equipment, timing and coordination with the owning department.

  • Identify any job-related EHS concerns and mitigation options. Identify permitting requirements, such as Lock Out/Tag Out, Hot Work, Line Break and Confined Space Entry.

  • Work in close collaboration with the Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Coordinator to develop priorities and build daily and weekly maintenance work execution schedules.

  • Validate that the parts, materials and tools needed to carry out the job plan are available. If not, create purchase requisitions for parts and services as needed based on planned work.

  • Compile information into job packages that clearly communicate the critical steps in the plan. Print and prepare job packages in conjunction with the daily and weekly work schedule.

  • Solicit quotes for work from contractor resources as appropriate. Create purchase requisitions in SAP and collaborate with Technical Procurement to ensure purchase orders are issued to meet job schedules.

  • Solicit feedback from maintenance mechanics with regard to the effectiveness of created job plans. Utilize this feedback to continuously improve job plans.

  • Perform regular analysis of work order backlog to continually re-assess priorities so that the number work orders older than 90 days is minimized.

  • Develop, maintain and apply the use of standard job plans wherever possible to improve planning efficiency. Create and maintain Bill of Materials (BoM's) and Task Lists in SAP.

  • Ensure that documents associated with equipment inspections, preventative maintenance activities, and other essential records are properly filed and retrievable upon request.

  • Collaborate with Reliability Engineer and Technical Personnel on improvement projects, particularly when they are related to the proactive maintenance plan. (CBM, PdM and PM).

  • Cross functional responsibilities:

  • Serve as designated backup for Maintenance Supervisor, in addition to taking off hours and weekend maintenance call responsibilities.

  • Perform other maintenance related tasks and special assignments as requested by the Maintenance Superintendent and TES Manager.

  • Serve as a contact and liaison person between maintenance, operations and other supported departments.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum 4-years of work experience in the skilled trades (i.e. - machinery, millwright, metal trades, etc.)

  • At least 1 year of experience developing and implementing predictive maintenance programs.

  • At least 1 year of experience in a chemical manufacturing facility.

  • Strong mechanical/electrical aptitude.

  • Knowledge of mechanical and instrumented equipment and their maintenance, mechanical integrity and inspection processes. Familiarity with the predictive and preventive maintenance programs, work processes (MPI) and best practices. Demonstrated technical competencies of troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, work planning and estimating.

  • Able to collaborate and communicate effectively with shop floor personnel, vendors, OEM suppliers, and management personnel. Demonstrated ability of making business decisions based upon situation analysis and resources available.

  • Able to read and interpret vendor manuals and drawings. Able to perform some level of cost analysis and work within a structured budget. Ability to write detailed repair reports. Able to develop and deliver a clear and concise presentation when required.

  • Committed to safety and teamwork. Highly motivated and self-directed: able to work towards specific goals and objectives with limited daily oversight.

  • Computer Skills:

  • Maintenance Computer management system.

  • Spreadsheet and Word Processing (Excel, Word).

Bonus Points

  • Do you have SAP experience? Great!

  • Experience with current EAM/CMMS is a plus.

  • Previous supervisory experience of Maintenance craftsmen is a strong plus.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-EDP/PNP-Operations Pigments Peekskill-60001272

Title: Maintenance Planner

Location: NY-Peekskill

Requisition ID: 2002482