Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Department: Maintenance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


Bilfinger Industrial Services Inc., known as a leading provider for complex industrial services, is seeking a Planner/Scheduler to work within an adhesives manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, MI. Candidate will be responsible for performing highly diversified duties including routine corrective and preventive maintenance, installation and troubleshooting of plant equipment, safety walk-downs, and other activities necessary to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.


  • Safety is a priority. Employee must understand safety risks and bring them to the attention of their supervisor.
  • Create job plans within the Clients Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) which include; step-by-step maintenance instructions, materials necessary to complete the job and all relevant safety information.
  • Update CMMS system with actuals once work is completed.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and P&IDs in order to create effective job plans.
  • Partner with Client’s Production Scheduler to schedule maintenance activities such that there is no impact to production output.
  • Writes requisitions for construction services, field materials and equipment.
  • Develop labor and material estimates for use in maintenance budgeting activities.
  • Assists with subcontractor inquiry packages, bid tabulation/evaluation, pre-award meetings, subcontract writing and monitors subcontractors to final project completion and close out of subcontract
  • Provide supervision to maintenance technicians when necessary.
  • Attend Client Project Meetings as required in order to provide input related to ongoing maintenance activities and project feasibility.
  • Assist the maintenance technicians in troubleshooting of plant equipment as necessary.


  • High school diploma/GED; completed apprenticeship program or an Associate degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance or engineering preferred.
  • 10+ years of maintenance experience, preferably within a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of process plant mechanical and electrical equipment, including; pumps, valves, piping, lighting, transformers, motors, gearboxes, mixers, fans, HVAC and boilers.
  • Familiarity with National Electrical Code.
  • Understanding of working within a Computerized Maintenance Management System, MP2 experience preferred.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Willing to work nights, weekends or holidays in order to fully support the Client’s production schedule.
  • Ability to work while wearing a respirator or other breathing equipment.
  • This position requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, balancing, kneeling, and crawling.

Interested applicants can review our company website at:

Bilfinger Industrial Services is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and benefits including 401(k).  A background check in compliance with the fair credit reporting act and a drug screening is required.

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