Mechanical Planner

Job Order Number: mbf21087

Posted on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:50

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Job Description: 
Mechanical Planner needed for a refinery in Port Arthur , TX

Contract Position - 1+ year Duration
9/80 (Every other Friday Off through April 2018; 6x12s through the remainder of 2018

The Mechanincal Planner is a contract position hired to work under Client’s technical direction, policies, and procedures.
The Mechanical Planner position develops detail job plans for mechanical resources according to Client’s project schedules and work lists. Position also develops field execution work planning packages for mechanical resources engaged in repairs and construction of fixed equipment, electrical, instrumentation, rotating equipment, analyzers, and other related equipment.

Job Responsibilities:
• Perform work activities efficiently while continuously looking for cost-saving opportunities.
• Develop detailed job plans which include the following steps, durations, material, and equipment needs and cost estimates:
o Resource requirements.
o Safety plans.
o Efficient job tasking to guide field crews.
o Repair procedures.
o Associated drawings and specifications.
o Sequence of scheduling.
o Material and equipment needs.
o Gantt chart for complete job.
o Total hours.
o Cost estimate.

• Becomes knowledgeable of Client’s project procedures.
• Coordinate planning resources in accordance with project specifications, cost estimates, schedules, safety requirement, quality requirements, various procedures, standards, practices, etc.
• Work with the scheduler and execution to provide general coordination and monitor the progress of project activities per the job plans and worklists.
• Coordinate multi-craft job plans with them if other craft specific planners are on project.
• Update plans with any approved change orders and develop new plans that arise during the project as requested by Client.
• Communicate daily with execution supervision during various phases of the project to understand effectiveness of plan.
• Analyze and recommend resolutions of work problems and execution in solving work problems.
• Adjust plans with feedback from execution.
• Walk down Job Packages and verify with prints/drawings.
• Perform pre-start up safety review.
• Create punchlists from pre-start up safety reviews.
• Confirms with execution the progress of key project milestones.
• Develop detailed milestone plans and submit to the scheduler.
• Manage detailed line item work list.
• Include job plans for resources to support operations shutdown and start up plans.
• Perform critical and near critical path analysis • Work directly with scheduler to finalize and optimize integrated event or project schedule.
• Validate work steps and durations with team members and contractors.
• Participate in project reviews and reports per Project Milestone Schedule.
• Prepare review documentation.
• Participate in planning and scheduling Peer Assists.
• Verify the following are completed:
o Contractor execution of plan (work packages).
o Bid Award contracts.
o Contractor selection and evaluation.
o Long lead and short term materials are ordered.
o Open work orders for disciplines as required by plans.
o Maintain a logistics and security plan.
o Develop a site mobilization/preparation plan and demobilization plan including the removal of surplus materials and temporary trailers.
o Conduct post project walk through.
o Incorporate of best practices and MEV technologies.
• Verify effective communications are maintained during various phases of project:
o Scope changes.
o Field change orders.
o Budgets.
o Critical path.
o Utilization of contractors.
o Progressing and look-ahead schedules.
• Steward schedules and updates throughout the process.
• Prepare package tasking details to guide field crews to perform safe and efficient field repairs.
Desired Skills: 
• Safety Champion – portrays a personal example of excellent safety, performance, mindset, and commitment.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a project or turnaround planner in petrochemical industry (preferred).
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working with Primavera and MS Project scheduling tools (preferred).
• Extensive knowledge of various mechanical skills (pipe fitting, welding, boiler making, electrical, rotating equipment, instrumentation, X-ray techniques and interpretation).
• Proficient in reading mechanical drawings, blueprints, isometrics, P&IDs.
• Ability to understand field changes and red-line drawings.
• Ability to coordinate various mechanical resources according to the schedule and plan.
• Good teamwork, interpersonal skills, and ability to work with multiple workgroups.
• Ability to communicate quickly and effectively.
• Intermediate skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Familiar with MOC process and PSSR (pre-startup safety reviews) process.
• Basic safety training and/or site-specific training Safety, Health, & Environmental Duties and Expectations:
• Demonstrate the belief that accidents are preventable by including safety in assigned work activities.
• Create and share personal safety plan with work group and Client.
• Facilitate and participate in safety meetings.
• Demonstrate understanding of and verifies compliance with safety standards, work practices, work permit requirements, and various safety systems.
• Trained to safely access field areas to observe work being performed.
• Trained/fit-tested on usage of SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) equipment and various respirators.
• Trained in use of standard PPE (hard hat, gloves, eye and hearing protection).
• Trained to access scaffolds and ladders using fall protection PPE.
• Understand and comply with Client’s Drug and Alcohol Policy.
• Trained in Client’s permitting system and qualified to receive job permits for themselves.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

• 5+ years of experience in a planning role.
• Mechanical and/or piping knowledge.
• Previous experience working in-plant at a refinery or chemical plant in as an owner's representative.

EOE F/M/Disabled/Veteran

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