• Maintenance Planner

    Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!


    How you will impact Ingevity

    The Mechanical Maintenance Planner is responsible for maintaining the equipment at the Charleston Performance Chemicals Plant through planning daily and outage maintenance work orders. This role’s primary objective is to improve equipment reliability in a safe and cost efficient manner. Planning includes procuring materials and equipment and developing the scope of work for the work orders utilizing CMMS.  The planner role is also responsible for mechanical contractors related to maintenance activities.  The planner needs to have good verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with mechanics, maintenance, engineers, operations, contractors, and vendors.

    • Support the plant’s positive safety culture through enforcement of safe work practices, employee engagement, participating on safety and incident investigation teams.
    • Plan daily and outage mechanical work orders by developing job scope, procuring materials and equipment, developing work packages and updating maintenance plans in the CMMS.
    • Secure and manage outside resources as needed for mechanical related jobs, projects and support for I&E jobs.
    • Support reliability to reduce break-ins and equipment downtime through the use of PdM, PM, RCFA/RCA, training and continuous improvement efforts.
    • Support production, environmental and process safety management through planning and executing PSM work orders.
    • Periodically on call on a rotational basis.  
    • Support project engineering for mechanical related jobs including planning and executing. Make recommendations and provide economic justifications for capital expenditures in support of the plant’s productivity, safety, environmental and cost reduction objectives.
    • Maintain housekeeping of maintenance parts storage and continuous improvement through 5S projects.
    • Backfill mechanical supervisor of the hourly mechanical maintenance employees including responsibility for safety, daily work scheduling, job execution, troubleshooting, and employee performance.

    What you need to succeed

    • BS Mechanical Engineering degree and 3 years of industrial experience or 5 years of industrial experience with supervision experience.
    • Knowledge of mechanical theories and principles.
    • Knowledge of ASME and RAGAGEP.
    • Experience with pipe and welding specifications, rotating equipment, blue prints and drawings.
    • Excellent technical, engineering, writing, time management, problem solving and communication skills. Lead mechanical team meetings and training.
    • Must be proficient with CMMS, SAP preferred, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) concepts.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Must foster a positive team environment with engineers, management, union and non-union craftspeople, and suppliers and contractors.

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. 
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.  
    Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 


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