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  • Job reference: RMS0200177

Mechanical Planner

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Billingham, County Durham
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/11/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
The Mechanical planner will be responsible for producing job packages and Emergent work job packages for mini, midi & major overhauls on the site. The role, through the detail and quality of the planning work, will directly affect the main performance drivers of the overhaul - safety, duration and cost.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
* Plan defects, routines, modifications and Emergent work for mini, midi & major o/hauls for a designated area ensuring compliance to the defined standards & procedures.
* Ensure that SHE risks are assessed, and work methods are developed to minimise the risk. Ensure appropriate risk assessments are recorded to allow the job pack user to fully understand residual risks and control measures.
* Identify access, materials, hire equipment subcontractor & specialist resources requirements as required & compile all supporting documentation associated with the task to ensure job packs are of the required standard.
* Liaise with technical experts, subcontractors, and operations to develop scope and work method and duration of work activities.
* Specify man hours and interfaces with other disciplines to allow a detailed schedule to be produced.
* Provide detail and direction of key sequencing of work to the Overhaul schedulers to produce a detailed schedule in Primavera based on product to product duration for each event and identify resource profiles and resolve workface interaction issues.
* Organise and lead the weekly area overhaul meetings with the virtual teams and manage the action control lists.
* Review the initial worklist to identify jobs requiring lift plans, long lead material items, JSA's and major tasks and monitor the progress of these items regularly.
* Plan all emergent work & liaise with the purchasing, workshop and contractor organisations to ensure all materials are specified, ordered, delivered and that fabrication work is planned & specified to meet the schedule end date.

5 SPECIAL FEATURES
* The Mini and Midi events are high profile for the Site and safe, on time, on budget delivery is a key objective and the planner plays a key role in this process.
* Work within an overhaul consist of jobs that cover all combinations of trade disciplines & the job holder must have a thorough understanding of all of these disciplines & a knowledge of the contract organisations who supply the resources.
* The planner may be working on several overhauls at the same time, at different stages. A good overview of status, progress & the ability to manage & resolve issues is required by the job holder.
* The execution phase of an overhaul is a highly intensive period of work often necessitating working hours in excess of the normal contractual arrangements and the job holder needs to be able to adopt a flexible approach during this time.
* The role requires interaction with a wide range of internal & external personnel at varying levels in the organisation (contractors, operations, SHE, projects etc.) & the role holder must have the ability to effectively interact and influence these groups.
* Quality planning is key to the success of any overhaul. This requires in depth knowledge of the work content, the plant area, the relationships between jobs and the ability to work within a team to focus on optimisation of the schedule.

The Company:
Our client is a world-wide manufacturing organisation, employing thousands of people in a variety of disciplines. Operating from 6 manufacturing sites in Europe and a host of sites globally their product is found in some form or other in every home.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
* The job holder would normally have a mech or I/E trade background and a qualification equivalent to a BTEC.
* The job holder would normally be an experienced multi-disciplined planner, with 5-10 years previous experience of working on top tier COMAH Sites.
* The job holder would be expected to gain an in depth knowledge of the iCura planning system to develop detailed work packs and scheduling information.
* A basic knowledge of the overhaul scheduling tool (Primavera) that is used to schedule work for mini, midi and major overhauls.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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