Maintenance Scheduler

Location: Houston, TX
Position Summary: The Maintenance Scheduler is responsible for coordinating and overseeing maintenance and engineering support functions in Houston, TX. This includes managing plant improvement projects, overseeing vendors and contractors, and serving as a subject matter expert for the plant's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) programs.

The Maintenance Scheduler is also responsible for managing maintenance personnel in the absence of the Maintenance Manager, providing technical support for plant and process improvements, and coordinating with plant and corporate engineering. Additionally, the Maintenance Scheduler is responsible for creating and maintaining Request for Quote/Proposals (RFQ/RFP), managing Sole Source Justification (SSJ), writing Work Requests, and overseeing contractual services. The Maintenance Scheduler will also assist with plant purchasing program upkeep and inventory management as directed.

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Perform and evaluate plant-specific functions related to predictive and preventative maintenance, availability improvements, and cost of production:

A. Coordinate and conduct testing of plant systems and components to ensure performance and functionality. Analyze data to identify component wear, malfunctions, and repair or replacement needs. Continuously strive to improve equipment performance.

B. Use tools and analysis techniques to identify potential equipment issues that could cause future outages.

C. Assist in the development of preventative and scheduled maintenance activities.

D. Plan outages for mechanical and electrical disciplines, as well as long-term planning.

E. Evaluate equipment failures and assist with Root Cause Analysis to prevent recurrence.

F. Work closely with the Operations Manager to track facility service hours and other operating parameters, update Major Maintenance Inspection schedules, and manage component repairs and schedules.

2. In the absence of the Maintenance Manager, supervise Maintenance Department personnel to ensure compliance with generating requirements, plant efficiency, and safety and environmental standards. Ensure completion of facility work tickets using the CMMS.

3. Assist in developing annual maintenance budgets with the General Manager and Maintenance Manager.

4. Manage the site CMMS to schedule work, prioritize work orders, maintain inventory, and procure parts and materials.

5. Provide coaching, training, and development opportunities for the maintenance team to ensure appropriate skill sets are maintained and personnel are qualified for their assigned tasks.

6. Assist in the investigation of plant problems, incidents, accidents, and unusual events, and provide analyses, recommendations, reports, and follow-up plans.

7. Conduct inspections of boilers, pressure vessels, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment during outages.

8. Provide technical support in the preparation of specifications, evaluation of bid proposals, and monitoring of contractor work to ensure compliance with contracts. Oversee contractors during outages to ensure quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed.

9. Coordinate with Corporate Engineering, maintenance and engineering firms, manufacturer representatives, and vendors to discuss field changes, equipment modifications, and resolve problems.

10. Manage and participate in the request for proposals process, evaluate bids, and award contracts.

11. Manage and update work packages and databases.

12. Manage and maintain equipment reports and databases.

Additional Requirements
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Occasional overnight travel may be required.
• Physically able to navigate plant facilities and stairways.
• Proficient in operating standard office equipment and computer skills.
• Strong time management and organization skills to meet deadlines.
• Familiarity with Maximo, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Experience working in a team environment.

Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent experience preferred (or experience in lieu of). Minimum of 10 years of power plant or similar experience required. At least 5 years of experience supervising technical, supervisory, and administrative personnel required. Strong leadership and motivational skills required.
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