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Sr Maintenance Planner

Location: Becker, MN, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Paper
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Senior Maintenance Planner (Lead) creates and provides maintenance outage/shutdown and daily planning and will serve as the lead to a team of maintenance planners, providing daily work direction and expectations.  This position will work closely with the maintenance and reliability teams, engineering, production, and contractors to provide effective planning/scheduling of daily work and outage/shutdown functions. The Senior Maintenance Planner (Lead) will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager


  • Efficiently coordinates maintenance work by anticipating, prioritizing, & scheduling work. Provides daily work direction/coordination to a team of maintenance planners.
  • Plans all maintenance work orders including parts and materials requirements, mill manpower, contractor services and time estimates.
  • Procures maintenance materials and equipment. Manages parts and equipment sent to vendors for rebuilds or repairs. Collaborates with Purchasing to ensure timely procurement of parts and materials.
  • Demonstrate a proper sense of urgency and discipline to balance break-in and scheduled work, provide a weekly forecast of work to schedule.
  • Develops, communicates, and implements Work Packages that ensures compliance with LPI programs, procedures, and policies, resulting in effective maintenance planning.
  • Manages routine and shutdown maintenance work order costs, communicates to management when costs may exceed budget, and provides justification when they do exceed budget.
  • Schedules and leads maintenance shutdown planning meetings to meet the mill’s objectives.
  • Effectively communicates changes to outage schedules to the groups that are involved, in-house and outside contractors.
  • Maintains equipment BOM’s for area.
  • Oversees paper machine roll repair plan and timeline.
  • Tracks and is accountable for maintenance planner KPI’s and reports them to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager. Follows up on assigned action items for the planner team.
  • Must be willing to put in the necessary time as maintenance needs require, report to the mill during unscheduled work hours to assist in the resolution of maintenance and production problems


  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, and safety policies.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with coworkers and leadership teams.
  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks.  Consistently practices and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization.
  • Actively participates in facility committees, events and/or meetings (i.e. Community Involvement Team, Environmental and Safety committee, etc.)


  • Technical degree or significant related experience required.
  • 5+ years’ experience in maintenance or planning in an industrial setting.
  • Experience leading others.
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software; Excel, Word, and Outlook.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, Business, Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project.
  • JDE Business Software Knowledge preferred.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude, good interpersonal skills, good planning and organizing skills, and a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Customer oriented, adaptable, open, and responsive to change.
  • Pulp and paper industry experience.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.


about our company:

Located in Becker, MN - Liberty Paper Inc. is a high-technology driven paper mill that recycles old corrugated containers (OCC) into kraft liner board for new corrugated packaging. We are a 100% recycled paper mill, as committed to the environment and product innovation as we are to our amazing team.  We are part of the Liberty Diversified International family of companies.


Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.