I&E Planner/Coordinator

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Technology, Projects & Turnaround
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

The OCI I/E Planner develops work packages for all Instrument and Electrical jobs. Packages will include all labor and material to complete the job. On work orders with I/E as the main craft, the I/E Planner will oversee coordination of the plan with other planners to keep the work order moving through the process. The work packages will include steps to perform the job in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner. The I/E Planner provides direction and technical expertise to develop work packages for routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, break-in work, planned outages, unplanned outages, and project work. Detailed, organized, and structured communication with outside vendors and internal departments is required. The I/E Planner determines the level of support required from Purchasing, Logistics, Maintenance, Engineering, Safety, and Operations to develop, maintain, and complete work packages. Supports all work management processes.


The I/E Planner is responsible for updates of equipment Bill of Materials (BOM) in the SAP. Perform inventory level management, submit requisitions (carts), add change orders, and determine order status are all part of the daily process. Participation in the work selection process and managing planning backlog. Ability to read and communicate material specifications, drawings, and loop sheets. Have knowledge of sourcing on a broad scale with outside vendors.


Your scope of responsibility


  • Develop work packages for all I/E jobs for the effective execution of work by providing job scopes, job step sequence, labor and material requirements, skill requirements, specifying the necessary tools and equipment, external resources, and determining work order costs. Include spec sheets, vendor manuals, P&IDs, pictures, isolation plans, and job plan/feedback form. Field walks all jobs. Verify job kits of work selected before the schedule is posted.
  • Identify permitting requirements and special isolation needs.
  • Create task lists for recurring jobs. Issue to the Preventive Maintenance Administrator for input to the SAP.
  • Create purchase requisitions (carts) and reservations (kits) for necessary materials, equipment or services and order material.
  • Continually improve the job plans by collaborating with Maintenance Supervisors and Engineers to 1) Maintain a spare parts inventory, 2) Build & Maintain Bill of Materials for area equipment, 3) Continually update task lists to ensure: necessary changes or improvements are incorporated, and efficiencies are captured per job feedback, 4) Obtaining and analyzing feedback from the work crew through the job feedback process and 5) Updating the task list and job plan libraries.
  • Review work scopes for changes which would result in triggering a Management of Change (MOC)
  • Assist in emergency or critical priority jobs by expediting materials and coordinating other crafts/resources and fulfilling any other activities (non-standard) assigned by the Superintendent.
  • Provide 1st level troubleshooting to develop job packages.
  • Track ordered material for arrival and notify scheduler when the job can be put on the schedule.
  • Participate in the work selection process.
  • Perform material cost overrun investigations, cost management, and resolution of billing issues.
  • Complete OCIMesh action items and MOCs as required to finish jobs.
  • Always remain compliant with Computer Based Training and LMS Training requirements.
  • Assist with the procurement and expediting of deliverables and assist the purchasing group in sourcing materials.
  • Ensuring the material cost estimate is represented in the schedule by helping to identify tracked material items and bulks.
  • Progress company activities weekly.
  • Ensuring that any schedule related change to the maintenance schedule is documented and approved.
  • Provide various reports as needed.
  • Always present a professional image to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation of the company.
  • Follow all relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel, as necessary.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

What you bring to OCI

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in the chemical or oil/energy industry preferred.
  • SAP and IPS Planning preferred.
  • Primavera basic understanding required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in planning for I/E craft with good field experience.
  • Previous Planning/Scheduling experience using SAP is desired.
  • Strong organizational and effective time management skills.
  • Flexibility in managing changing priorities and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be willing and able to work in a strong team environment.
  • Good communicator and effective at building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Negotiation – Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Accounting – Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices.
  • Regulations – Knowledge of laws and any applicable agency rules.
  • Computer skills – the ability to operate computerized accounting and spreadsheet programs, as well as working with e-mail at a highly proficient level. Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Detail-oriented – minimizes errors and recognizes errors made by others.
  • Teamwork – the position requires working well in a team environment and being able to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Planning/organizing – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Time Management – Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Dependability – the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance. Available 24/7 as needed.
  • Adaptability – the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Confidential – the position requires discretion because they frequently meet confidential material.



  • Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.



  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged amounts of time required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through various means required.



  • Work is performed within an office environment, including office equipment – such as computers, telephones and copiers.
  • Requires field walks in and around industrial equipment areas. Climbing and field walks at heights required.
  • Noise levels are typically moderate.


OCI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran stat

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.