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Maintenance Planner

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Wilton, IA, US, 52778

Company: Gerdau

About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


Asset Reliability Process (ARP) Planner will provide coordination, direction  and support for implementing and sustaining Asset Reliability Processes (ARP) to improve safety, equipment reliability, and product quality at optimum efficiency and costs by:  

  1. Planning proactive maintenance including preventive, predictive, corrective maintenance, and project work.  

  1. Managing non-emergency work and planned work backlog. 

  1. Developing procedures to improve safety, lower costs, and optimize resources through the use of the Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).  

  1. Scheduling proactive maintenance work using a formal, systematic, and analytical approach. 

  1. Participating in the development of Annual Action Plans. 

  1. Training maintenance and operation personnel.  

  1. Conducting routine safety and maintenance activities including audits, maintenance task evaluations, employee contacts, and visibility tours as assigned. 

  1. Ensuring that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas. 

  1. Maintaining compliance with visual management standards. 



This position serves in an advisory capacity to support and coordinate the ARP maintenance management for scheduled and project maintenance to improve equipment reliability. This position does not have direct reports, but will facilitate down-days and outages by establishing planned work with operations, maintenance, reliability, and engineering. The ARP Planner coordinates the work execution on down-days and outage to ensure planned work complinance and quality.  This position has direct responsibility for planning and scheduling proactive maintenance and project work on all equipment at their assigned location(s).  



This position is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating proactive maintenance activities on equipment, with involvement in projects and maintenance activities that will improve the reliability of the equipment. The ARP Planner will develop job plans for all planned maintenance, predictive and preventive technologies, in conjunction with reliability technicians, reliability engineers, mill operations, maintenance personnel and suppliers. 

The incumbent will provide technical assistance and maintenance expertise to assigned location(s).  This position will maximize the equipment reliability using a systematic approach to plan and schedule maintenance work. The ARP Planner will facilitate weekly planning, down-days, and outage meetings. Due to the nature of manufacturing operations, the incumbent is required to work on regularly scheduled shutdowns and must be available for specific operations or projects.  Some travel may be required for training to support projects. 


Qualifications for this position include a two-year degree -OR- advanced technical training with at least 5 years experience with a high level of mastery discipline. The incumbent must have a mastery level knowledge of heavy manufacturing or other related maintenance engineering activities. The successful candidate will possess an extensive working knowledge of maintenance concepts and techniques with demonstrated expertise in asset reliability technology and systems. The ARP Planner will be responsible for staying abreast of current technology and recommending changes to effect continual improvement of asset reliability and manufacturing processes.  


The ARP Planner reports to a Reliability Engineer IV or Reliability Engineer V. The incumbent will work closely with operations and maintenance departments. This position will be responsible for building detailed job plans, ordering parts and services for planned work, preparing work packages, managing the backlog for planned work, and ensuring proper data management. This position is responsible for any modification to the preventive and predictive maintenance programs that might reduce maintenance cost and downtime. The ARP Planner must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, have the ability to work independently or in a team environment, perform and prioritize a variety of tasks with minimal supervision, and have a broad knowledge of computer software applications.  


An ARP Planner will participate and assist with training programs for the maintenance and operations personnel regarding equipment care, new operating equipment, software, methodologies, and procedures. Due to close contact with operations, maintenance, engineering, and  outside contractors and vendors, this position requires the ability to effectively communicate with associates at all levels outside and within the organization. The ARP Planner must manage the interests of all parties in creating and modifying work procedures and equipment. This position will also be required to manage other projects or duties as assigned. 


The ARP Planner must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, Provincial, and Local environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.  Employees must also report any situation that may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor. 



  1. Coordinate and manage work order backlog for area of responsibility. 

  1. Facilitate Down Day and Outage planning meetings. 

  1. Develop maintenance plans and schedule approved non-emergency based work plans. 

  1. Monitor and report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to support ARP assessment and improvements.  

  1. Participate in all major failure incident investigations within area of responsibility. 

  1. Prepare, plan, and provide work packages for maintenance activities during down days and major plant outages. 

  1. Develop and maintain optimal inventory plans and assist with inventory management for equipment and critical spare parts using Reliability Centered Maintenance methodologies.  

  1. Train personnel on equipment care,  modifications,  renovations, installations, additions, and replacements of facilities and equipment.  

  1. Participate in all safety programs to help reduce accidents throughout the plant. 

  1. Ensure timely completion of preventive maintenance and predictive work orders within specifications, and compliance with appropriate rules and regulations.  

  1. Audit non-emergency work orders for proper data management, as well as develop inspection procedures for major repaired equipment when returned to the plant. 

  1. Interface between maintenance and engineering on all new capital expenditures, and assist in the development of equipment specifications to ensure that predictive and preventive maintenance tools can be implemented effectively. 

  1. Update CMMS for new equipment and equipment changes, work plans, job plans, preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance.   

  1. Generate CMMS reports that are utilized in all aspects of managing proactive maintenance. 



  •     Benefits start Day 1
  •     Medical and Prescription
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  •     401K
  •     Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  •     Health Advocate Services
  •     Employee Assistance Program
  •     Tuition Reimbursement Program


Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

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