Planning & Scheduling Supervisor

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Maintenance
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

Supervising the OCI Methanol Texas/CA maintenance planning and scheduling department. Conducts meetings with all involved departments to set priorities and schedule breaks.  Oversee and manage the backlog to minimize business risk and ensure planning/scheduling is maintained to industry standards.


Your scope of responsibility


  • Leads the maintenance planning and scheduling department.
  • Set goals for the planning/scheduling department.
  • Highly experienced in daily maintenance planning (7+ years)
  • Knowledge of Mechanical and I&E work processes
  • Develop and maintain planning and scheduling workflow process.
  • Develop planning/scheduling policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining department KPI’s.
  • Managing the planned and unplanned backlog
  • Ensure Safety Jobs are tracked and managed as high priority.
  • Assisting with the procurement and expediting of deliverables and assisting the purchasing group in sourcing materials.
  • Identify gaps in the department and address.
  • Develop long-term strategies for department success
  • Manage and maintain the overall backlog based on industry standards.
  • Defining the list of activities to represent the maintenance plan.
  • Responsible for implementing cost saving tactics.
  • Oversee direct and indirect labor unit estimate is represented in the resource-loaded schedule, including the design allowances.
  • Ensuring the material cost estimate is represented in the schedule by helping to identify tracked material items and bulks.
  • Reviewing contractors' schedules and ensuring contractors' compliance to the corporate and company scheduling standards and procedures.
  • Ensuring all contractors are correctly inputting time and materials into work orders.
  • Develops a control baseline schedule and maintains the current schedule to the company scheduling standards.
  • Ensuring project schedules are maintained, in the correct formats, and consistent with the company objectives.
  • Progressing department activities weekly.
  • Performing periodic baseline schedule maintenance.
  • 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 for 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


Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations

  • None required.


Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 10 years’ experience in planning/scheduling with Supervisory experience.
  • SAP experience required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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 encounter confidential material.



Security Clearance Requirements

  • Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel required.
  • SAP 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 Schedule

  • Monday – Friday between 7:00am – 4:30pm, working the 9/80 schedule.
  • May work additional hours and days, including weekends and holidays as required.



  • Travel <10% of the time

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.