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Mechanical Planner- M



INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, air bags, food packaging, carpet and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life’s essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at INVISTA.com.

The Mechanical Planner/Scheduler has responsibilities for site maintenance activities associated with event preparation and planning, field execution coordination and post event closeout. Overall, this role is to support the Site in all event phases providing leadership, fostering team alignment and integration of resources. We are looking for a team player who is ready to help transform our current planning process to align with our shift runs the shift organization. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Plan work in assigned areas using best in class methods (i.e. field walk downs, detailed step outs, BOM’s, flange tracking, estimating, pictures, sketches, drawings, long text descriptions, templates) to enable the craft to fully understand the scope of work, to execute safely and efficient.
  • Support events assigned during all phases including Pre, Execution, Post. During the execution phase of events, transition to Field Execution Coordinator as deemed necessary.
  • Ensure that vendors understand the importance of project timelines and expectations
  • Support / participate in Scope Development
  • Communicate early and often on issues, opportunities and solutions appropriately
  • Participate / support logistic plan development for each event
  • Develop, pursue, communicate innovative ideas/solutions to support progressing our competitive advantage, creating superior value and driving waste elimination (safety, improving reliability, higher yields, lower cost, improving performance etc.)
  • Promote and nurture an innovative culture that makes application of MBM® through the five dimensions and Guiding Principles as an underlying foundation for conducting business

The Experience You Will Bring


  • 3 yrs experience in a mechanical planning role
  • Ability to read P&IDs, Mechanical & Isometrics drawings and understand pipe codes
  • Ability to generate bill of materials and obtain quotes
  • Proven Maintenance or Turnaround planning and execution experience
  • Working experience with SAP
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in hot, cold, and inclement climate conditions.
  • Ability to carry at least 50lbs, climb stairs and ladders, wear PPE
  • Must be able to respond to off hour calls for emergency response.
  • Must be able to work extended shifts, nights, weekends, or holidays as necessary to meet business needs. 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • 5 yrs experience in a planning or leadership role associated with maintenance, turnarounds, or large capital projects
  • Experience in leading / facilitating group discussions or meetings
  • Experience developing cost estimates, presentations, pivot tables and metrics
  • Experience with scheduling software i.e. Primavera, Prometheus, Projects
  • Experience drafting isometric pipe drawings

This role is subject to a pre-hire physical abilities test.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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