Headquartered in Belgium, we help industrial customers to devise, implement, embed, and maintain their asset health strategies and provide support as they transition to Maintenance 4.0. We help them collect, organize, and analyze data worldwide in order to optimize industrial efficiency.
Our mission

Collect, organize & analyze data worldwide in order to optimize industrial efficiency. We partner with our customers and help them establish a new standard of excellence for predictive maintenance, reliability, and process optimization.

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We maintain long-term relationships based on mutual respect and by delivering strong results that make an impact others’ lives. We think with and alongside our customers to help them solve the toughest challenges they face in today’s environment.




Maintenance Planner

I-Care Reliability, a global Maintenance and Reliability services firm is supporting a client outside of Chicago who is looking for a Maintenance Planner.

This position is contract to hire.



The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler plans and schedules all maintenance work including day-to-day activities, one-day outages, and major shut downs. Additionally, the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler manages transactions for maintenance activities within the computerized maintenance management system, CMMS (SAP).


The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler performs all activities with the goal of making the maintenance department the example of workplace excellence at the plant.




Education: High School Diploma or GED


Experience: Requires working knowledge of chemical plant equipment (pumps, piping, heat exchangers, vessels, instrumentation, etc.) along with a background in maintenance and repair of this equipment in order to effectively plan daily maintenance department actives. This knowledge is gained through 5 or more years’ of industrial experience in a chemical plant, or other related industry, and 3 years working in maintenance.


Skills: The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler position requires excellent organizational skills for planning all maintenance work along with good verbal communication skills for facilitating cooperation with all other departments. These skills are gained through previous experience as a planner/scheduler or indirectly through planning and scheduling activities as a mechanic. The maintenance planner/scheduler shall have demonstrated his/her ability to effectively organize and manage daily activities, demonstrated problem solving ability and demonstrated willingness to take on more responsibility and difficult assignments.


This position requires good computer and written communication skills. Additionally working knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is required. Knowledge of MS PowerPoint and SAP a plus. Previous experience or familiarization with ordering spare parts and working within MRO storeroom requirements is a plus. Working knowledge of mechanical integrity of vessels, tanks, piping, rotating equipment, and other assets within the plant is preferred.




  1. Fully participate in plant HSE initiatives
  2. Complete computer base training to comply with health, safety, and environmental requirements and policies
  3. Excellent working knowledge of life critical policies and procedures
  4. Hazard recognition and permit identification for all planned work. Written communication on the work orders along with verbal communication as needed.
  5. Pulling correct parts from stores for the job based on plant standards for the particular process
  6. Ordering correct parts that are not stock items based on plant standards
  7. Work with the reliability engineer on maintaining and improving the PM/PdM and MI programs along with documentation to assure compliance with Solvay and regulatory standards.


  2. Plan all maintenance work orders including:
  • walk down jobs and develop scope of work
  • evaluate jobs to assure they can be executed in a safe manner
  • develop bill of materials for job scopes
  • secure necessary parts to execute jobs
  • stage parts for jobs
  • estimate manpower needs
  • define and schedule outside service contractor needs for jobs
  • provide all necessary manuals, drawings, or other information to execute jobs
  1. Schedule all planned maintenance work including:
  • understand and coordinate break-in jobs
  • define priorities for jobs with Production Supervisor
  • document jobs on maintenance schedule
  • accurately maintain the schedule
  1. Manage maintenance department activities and costs through transactions within the CMMS (SAP)
  • move work orders through the system from submission through scheduling
  1. Plan quality into every job
  2. Provide the leadership to move the maintenance department and overall plant to world class performance
  3. Lead the effort for a zero recordable record/safety performance of the maintenance department
  4. Identify opportunities and implement solutions that move the manufacturing operation toward increased capacity through increased equipment reliability and reduced down time
  5. Maintains key performance indicators and metrics as defined by the Maintenance Manager
  6. Creates or adjusts BOMs for equipment and material while ensuring the hierarchy of the CMMS (SAP) is maintained.
  7. Provide technical input on capital projects and / or equipment specifications
  8. Maintain high standards for documentation accuracy (equipment list, P&ID’s, loop sheets, wiring diagrams, etc.)
  9. Continuous strive for improved communication between the maintenance department and all other departments at the plant
  10. Work with the Storeroom Administrator to evaluate store room inventory needs (stock materials including minimum and maximum stocking levels)
  11. Works closely with reliability engineer to continuous improve preventative maintenance optimization.
  12. Work with project engineers to effectively leverage maintenance resources in the execution of capital projects
  13. Drive continuous reliability improvement opportunities at the plant through assisting with identifying, scoping, and executing small projects
  14. Assist, as needed, the Maintenance Supervisor in the execution of emergency work



Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of I-care Group itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the I-care Group HR department.


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