Title:  Maintenance Planner/Scheduler Sr

Requisition ID:  3536

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities.


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Position Title: Maintenance/Planner/Scheduler  (Mill)                                 

Organizational Unit: Mill Division                                                                                                  


This position supports the shutdown/outage maintenance planning functions and utilizes a systems approach to coordinate the estimating and planning of both mechanical and electrical work for major outages. The scope of work will include job scoping, labor estimating, material identification and procurement for outage/shutdowns such as monthly and annual outages.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include,but are not limited to the following.

  • Support planning activities for the area supervisor and area maintenance technicians
  • Create job plans for repetitive maintenance procedures
  • Manage SAP work order backlog for area of responsibility, including mechanical and electrical work orders
  • Attend/participate in all area safety related meetings/initiatives
  • Plan, estimate cost and completion time, schedule jobs in area of responsibility
  • Order and manage parts for work orders
  • Maintain professional working relationships with vendors.
  • Leads shutdown planning and scheduling activities
  • Maintain an accurate and up to date work order list in SAP using proper codes
  • Estimated hours by operation step
  • Ensure parts are delivered and on site for all planned work order
  • Meet all job planning package requirements
  • Bill of material management and optimization
  • Manage repairable / rebuilds
  • Coordinate entering of requisitions (material and service)The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of Maintenance experience
  • Minimum of 2 (two)years on Maintenance Planning experience with knowledge of recognize maintenance planning practices.
  • Up to 20% travel requirement


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related training and experience


  • Ability to estimate man hours for maintenance work (electrical and mechanical)
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • A demonstrated ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail
  • Problem analysis and resolution: a demonstrated ability to recognize and solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong team player


  • General schedule is an 8-hour+ M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Must be willing to work as of the weekend duty rotating schedule.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail. 


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Ethics and Values
  • Managerial Courage
  • Priority Setting


GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo