O-I Maintenance Planner - Auburn, NY in Auburn, New York

Maintenance Planner - Auburn, NY

  • Job ID #:5498

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:

  • Location:Auburn, NY

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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Position Description:


Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.

We are currently seeking a Maintenance Planner to join our team at our Auburn, NY location.


The Maintenance Planner schedules the Maintenance work activity in the plant. That includes maintenance work in Furnace, Forehearth, IS Machine, Inspection, Systems. The Planner prepares efficient and effective work plans for all Preventive, Predictive, Condition-Based, and Project/Backlog Maintenance work. The Planner works with the Storeroom Team to ensure parts are available and ready; ensures internal and external labor resources are available; and coordinates execution of the plan in conjunction with the production schedule through working with the Production Scheduler in a timely manner. The Maintenance Planner supports the Line Mechanics by providing expert guidance and maintains open flow of communication up and down the maintenance chain. The planner identifies and escalates problems proactively. The Maintenance Planner tracks results, pushing for execution of improvement projects, initiating focused projects based on Maintenance trends, and participating in process improvement initiatives. The Maintenance Planner interfaces with the Environmental, Health and Safety functions and processes of the plant to ensure that maintenance activities support improved safety for employees and compliance to local environmental compliance.


Maintain Asset Condition 20%

  • Develop and manage Manufacturing Fundamentals planned maintenance work orders in SAP PM – and issue to maintenance managers and maintenance staff for completion.

  • Coordinate with JCC and production staff to plan maintenance during downtime and maintain a planned maintenance schedule for the facility.

  • Provide documentation of upcoming work, including parts lists / kits required.

Manage Maintenance Cost & Effectiveness 10%

  • Review and improve the maintenance and planning processes to improve efficiency and remove waste, including but not limited to cost, manning and materials.

  • Understand storeroom inventories, min/max, and work with storeroom personnel to manage parts inventory and prioritize ordering against available M&E budgets.

  • Work with production scheduling and provide input on work orders based on maintenance capacity, parts inventory, scheduled projects, and maintenance resources.

  • Manage vendor relationships in order to centralize within the plant.

Facilitate Investigation of Asset Failures 15%

  • Work with plant uptime team to investigate downtime events and develop root cause corrective actions designed to prevent repeat failures.

  • Record breakdown maintenance work orders in the SAP PM system and analyze breakdown maintenance trends to identify opportunities for improved repair practices / maintenance frequencies to improve asset reliability and uptime.

Support Plant Safety and Environmental Initiatives 10%

  • Interface with the safety observation, walk-and-talk and near-miss processes within the plant to ensure alignment of maintenance resources and activities to improve employee safety and environmental compliance.

Facilitate and Manage Maintenance Systems 30%

  • Manage SAP PM assets in the system and ensure that work orders are adequate, applicable, populated and used.

  • Record and manage completed maintenance work orders, including tracking of parts used and documentation in the SAP PM system of completion.

  • Manage contractors on small term/scale projects

Support Team Performance & Continuous Improvement 15%

  • Serve as backup to the Plant Engineer and work with him/her to understand that role.

  • Facilitate regularly occurring meetings with maintenance staff, including maintenance pre- and post-meetings and tracks key metrics associated with maintenance, including uptime and work order completion rates.

Position Requirements:


  • Minimum of Associate degree in a technical discipline OR 1-3 years’ experience in plant maintenance and engineering.

  • Experience as a Maintenance Planner and SAP PM preferred

  • Experience/familiarity with PLC programming/troubleshooting preferred

  • 1-3 years’ experience working as a mechanic or in a hands on capacity preferred

  • Computer literacy and proficiency required

  • BS in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, or civil) preferred

  • Strong communication, organization, planning and interpersonal skills

  • Must be highly analytical with mechanical, electrical, or technical background

  • An in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, machines, tools equipment, materials, etc.


This position reports to Plant Engineer and has no direct reports


Some travel may be required within the North American region (up to 10%).

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization.

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 79 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of the few companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.7 billion in 2016.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

Working at O-I

At O-I, we know that our people differentiate us from our competitors and make our success possible. So we are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes diverse ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Ask any of our 27,000 employees what unites us, and they'll tell you it's our passion for creating iconic, sustainable, beautiful, brand-building glass packaging. Our employees bring craftsmanship, quality and commitment to the creation of every glass container.

Our culture represents a unique combination of Midwest roots and global perspectives. Our employees around the world represent a range of nationalities, languages, customs and lifestyles. As we have grown, we have welcomed many cultures into our family yet remain one O-I, with values that transcend all geographies: safety, passion, teamwork, integrity, excellence, customer centricity and diversity.

For decades we have provided rewarding, stable jobs to thousands of employees around the world. In addition to good wages, we provide employees with a suite of benefits – including health care, retirement and other country-specific amenities. We also sponsor a comprehensive health and wellness program for our employees, and our training and development programs, along with our scale and footprint, provide significant opportunities for growth.

O-I is proud to support the communities in which our people live and work. Our employees around the world give to their communities through volunteerism and community service, and the company supports a variety of organizations and initiatives that advance education, protect the environment and promote arts and culture.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.