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SCHEDULER (Maintenance Engineering)

Acorn are looking to recruit a Scheduler for their client, Vale Europe, Nickel Refinery in Clydach, South Wales. The successful candidate will be responsible effectively executing maintenance work by producing a weekly schedule that ensures available resources are utilised and aligned to plant availability.

The Scheduler is responsible to produce a schedule, for approved work orders, that will identify plant and resource requirements in order for every non-urgent task to be completed by the maintenance execution teams. To lead the refinery efforts in developing and executing integrated plans. To take a lead role in developing the work schedule for the refinery shutdowns ensure all required resources are accounted for and aligned.


* Execute the "Schedule Work" element of the Asset Management Framework.
* Comply with quality specifications and authority levels set out in the documentation.
* Schedule approved work orders for execution prior to the Required By Date.
* Review the Work Order Task Status Report on a daily basis:
o To schedule newly approved work
o To assist in setting the schedule
o To track upcoming work.
* Identify and escalate all critical issues that threaten the successful procurement of resources allowing the scheduling of work orders for completion by their Required By Date.
* Escalate to appropriate authority in the event that scheduling tasks by the Required By Date results in a requirement for additional downtime and/or resources.
* Work collaterally across plants, to ensure the proper communication of timing and impact of scheduled tasks.
* Schedule tasks to minimise the impact on operating performance without exceeding the Required By Date for work completion.
* Schedule tasks to minimise the demand for resources without exceeding the Required By Date for work completion.
* Comply with applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures.
* During shutdown periods, participate in all planning activities to ensure that a schedule for all resources can be produces
* During shutdown periods track the progress of all work and report on progress against schedule and risk of any overrun
* Exhibit effective Team Leadership and Team Membership behaviours.

o Produce a schedule every week that will direct maintenance resources of a minimum 30 staff
o Productivity of the maintenance personnel
o Minimises unnecessary downtime of plant
o Produces the shutdown schedule and monitors the progress of work against it

* Minimum 2-5 years' experience in Engineering related roles (Excluding Apprenticeship)
* Preferred knowledge and understanding of Maintenance Engineering, resource planning, project management and SAP

Mandatory Certification: HND Engineering (Mechanical or Instrument & Electrical)
Preferred Certification: BSC or BEng in Engineering (Mechanical or Instrument & Electrical)

* Excellent oral and written communications skills.
* Continuous Improvement
* Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
* Must be skilled in data analysis and problem solving.
* Must have strong organization and time management skills.
* Have the ability to influence without authority.
* Takes initiative and is able to self-direct to accomplish goals with minimum supervision.
* Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

Remuneration package
Salary £37,800
AIP Bonus 18%
DC Pension with 8% Employer contribution.
BUPA Medical Insurance

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scheduler, maintenance

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

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  • Salary
    £37,800 per year
  • Benefits
    18% annual bonus
  • Location
  • Company
    Acorn Recruitment
  • Posted By
    Ms Christina Harris
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  • Industries
    Mining & Metals
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