Maintenance Planner II


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

The Stepan Pasadena Plant has an opening for a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler Leader. The main purpose of this role is to provide cost-effective maintenance services and to ensure safe and reliable operations while achieving customer service, growth, and financial targets.  

Responsibilities include:   

  • Ensuring that planned jobs meet ES&H requirements.
  • Reviewing gatekeepers approved work notifications and converts them to work orders.
  • Verifies that appropriate work order priorities have been assigned on new work.
  • Performs jobs walks, determines, and procures as needed parts, repairs standards, outside services, estimated hrs., crafts, crew size, special tools & equipment requirements for planned jobs to achieve desired performance including time scheduling of site maintenance personnel and contractors.
  • Prepare and publish daily or weekly work maintenance schedules that have been collectively developed with Operations, utilizes “craft availability” for scheduling 100% of available hrs.
  • Conduct weekly preplanning planning scheduling and previous week’s scheduling compliance meetings with operations to review and the development of action plans to improve scheduling success rate.
  • Ensuring all work orders are planned to include production requirements, lock out and blind list required to perform the work and identify permit requirements.
  • Develops and modifies PM’s/BOM’s. Routinely performs PM optimization reviews.
  • Assigns work to site maintenance and or contractor personnel. 
  • Provide effective job plans to ensure job timing requirements can be achieved.
  • Field management of maintenance and or contractors to assure progress and resolve job plan issues.
  • Interface with production, capital projects, core maintenance and other mechanical maintenance personnel to coordinate and develop the work schedules. 
  • Coordinate outside services as required by job plans. Backup to maintenance or IE specialists.
  • Coordinates equipment downtime with operations.
  • Analyze problems relating to shutdown workflow to determine cause and define appropriate action.
  • Reviews work in progress, tracks job status and schedule completion success rate and ensures timely completion of work orders.


  • 10 years’ experience in maintenance planning & scheduling, and must have
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability or aptitude, initiative, self-direction and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Working experience and knowledge of maintenance operations in chemical manufacturing or like industry.
  • Requires significant use of SAP in work planning, issuing material/service requisitions, warehouse parts reservations, and tracking parts delivery.


  • High School Diploma with equivalent experience required
  • Associate Degree preferred



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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