Maintenance Planner

Position Details

Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta
Job Family: Maintenance


As a key member of the Maintenance Team, the Maintenance Planner will contribute to the overall success of the Upgrading and Utilities (U2) business unit by keeping backlog work orders and projects on time with realistic and achievable planning initiatives. The role will participate in the overall development of the U2 Maintenance Plan, while ensuring that all Maintenance Planning activities in U2 support the wider business needs of Horizon Oil Sands Operations.
This position is based at our Horizon Oil Sands site in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is eligible for:
• Relocation to Calgary, Edmonton or Fort McMurray
• Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary or Edmonton
• Develop work packages for: mechanical/rotating/static equipment, piping work in process units, etc
• Manage assigned work orders by priority and completion deadlines
• Prepare weekly and six week look ahead planning and update Scheduler on activities within the U2 area
• Liaise with Operations, Engineering and other key stakeholders to review and validate the scopes of work orders
• Perform detailed planning, scheduling, resources estimation and allocation, progress and performance reporting in a complex process plant:
              o Scope out each job through site visits and discussions/meetings with relevant stakeholders to determine the level of planning detail and documentation appropriate for each individual job
             o Identify steps on the work order based on CNRL specifications/procedures and  Vendor best practices
             o Identify parts and services required to do the job and initiate the ordering process
             o Interact with vendors on the technical side
             o Generate bill of materials and identify materials with long lead delivery
• Be involved in routine/forced outages and scope of work creation
• Maintain work orders/notifications to provide integrity of history tracking and maintenance repair costs data
• Provide input and continuous improvement of the maintenance, planning, scheduling and data integrity processes and standards
• Participate in the development of the mechanical/static/rotating machinery maintenance plans
• Assist Supply Chain Management group with initiatives for inventory reduction and control through reclassifying and cataloguing material in the CMMS
• Coordinate with maintenance team, engineering support and operations to ensure timely completion of maintenance activities and development of ongoing improvements
• Integrate the safety reviews of the work packages involving all disciplines
• Schedule daily activities within the U2 area
• Maintain accurate records and documentation
• Assist in managing Preventive Maintenance processes
• Coach Junior Planners in the WO and planning process
• Involvement in Turnaround/Outage/Big rock Planning as required
• Be willing to support weekend coverage on an if required basis
• Typically 5+ years of related industry experience with Interprovincial Red Seal, Technical Diploma, University Degree or equivalent 
• Planning certification and proactive/leadership would be an asset
• Mechanical background as Mechanical Engineer, Pipefitter/Steamfitter, Millwright, Boilermaker, or equivalent
• Expertise in:
             o Maintenance planning in an upgrader, refinery, or other industrial plant setting 
             o Planning, budgeting, and estimation
             o Maximo or equivalent CMMS
             o Microsoft Office Suite
To see related Maintenance roles at CNRL, visit:
Our Horizon Oil Sands Mining Operations
Horizon Oil Sands is a world class asset offering countless opportunities to advance your career. Comprised of surface oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading facilities, this vast project offers challenging opportunities in an environment where teamwork, innovation, and your expertise are valued. Apply your abilities using industry leading technologies and contribute to the success of the Horizon Oil Sands.
About Canadian Natural 
At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.
Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

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