Turnaround Planner

Bishop, Texas
Job ID:
Nitesh Kumar

Do you want to work for the largest Chemical Manufacturing company? They are currently looking for a Turnaround Planner to support their facility in Bishop, Texas.  If you’re interested and qualified, we urge you to apply!

Position: Turnaround Planner

Location: Bishop, TX

Duration: Until June 2020 (possible extension)

  • The candidate will report to the Turnaround Tools Coordinator.
  • The mechanical planner is a member of the TAR Management Team responsible for all assigned mechanical TAR planning as well as support for secondary discipline planning.
  • The primary function of this role in the Turnaround Project Team is to assure that turnaround plannng is prepared and executed in a manner that meets the Site’s Turnaround objectives. 

Job Description:

  • Planning Phase: 
  • Attend Core Team meetings as required 
  • Work with Operations and other Core Team disciplines to assure that the Job Plans meets the following: 
    • Follow Site Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Technical Rules for repairing, inspecting or replacing equipment. 
    • Analyze detail planning information from previous TAR(s), as required. 
    • Participate in the scope definition process, with a focus on the mechanical activities (equipment inspections, repairs and capital projects) as required. 
    • When advantageous, proposes alternative scope to meet the same objectives. 
    • Plan Jobs assigned in the planning tool and produce the according to guidelines set by lead planners, planning coordinators and TAR manager. 
    • Plans Capital Project Execution Phase activities for the TAR as defined by the TAR and Construction managers. 
    • Request secondary discipline (I&E, rotating equipment) planning support as needed. 
    • Support secondary discipline planning to finalize plans for the mechanical activities associated with I&E and rotating equipment jobs as necessary. 
    • Coordinates with the I&E, Electrical, and Operations Planners regarding scope development, scope additions, isolations, work planning, PPE, permitting requirements, etc. 
    • Support the development of the site/unit infrastructure and facilities (provide summary of needs to Logistics Coordinator, esp. long-lead deliveries). 
    • Ensure contractor understands the contents of mechanical work packages. 
  • Execution Phase: 
  • During Execution, act as either an Execution Coordinator or Discovery Planner 
    • When acting as an Execution Coordinator, interface with Execution Contractor to organize and conduct daily work, including safety and quality oversight. 
    • Keep the Turnaround Management Team apprised of the status and assure accurate “Progress” reporting on a daily basis. 
    • Attend daily execution meetings and provide insight into the interpretation of the scheduling data that is discussed. 
    • Provide oversight to the scheduling progression effort and assure that scheduler deliverables are met during the duration of the execution. 
    • Capture current Job Plan deficiencies and or improvements ideas during Execution. 
    • Provide contractors with any additional documentation needed to conduct work properly. 
    • Document daily findings and events (notes/photographs). 
    • When acting as a Discovery Work Planner 
    • Follow Discovery Work Process and assure that discovery work or scope changes are added to the schedule and that the execution strategy supports the completion of this additional work. 
    • Plan the Discovery Work so as to provide planning/estimating/material and/or service procurement as necessary. 
    • Capture current Job Plan deficiencies and or improvements ideas during Execution. 
  • Post Turnaround Phase: 
    • Provide input to contractor evaluations. 
    • Continue working with Execution Contractor to complete all Post TAR work. 
    • Evaluate repetitive Job Plans and correct any inefficiencies for future work. 
    • Evaluate the work processes and deliverables during the outage and document what went well and what could be in proved.
    • Review this information with the Contractor staff and the Turnaround Management Team prior to the critique. 
    • Participate in Post TAR Critiques.
    • Specifically provide input on the scheduling efforts and improvements (lessons learned) that can be made for future turnarounds. 
    • Ensure planning details, daily notes, photos, and other documentation are properly archived.


  • Candidate must have overall Field Experience with General Maintenance functions. 
  • It is preferred the Candidate have Mechanical Crew leadership experience. 
  • Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and Goal oriented, to investigate and ask questions to meet planning goals. 
  • Candidate must be able to read Equipment and or piping drawings. 
  • Candidate must have basic knowledge of Primavera P6 schedules.
  • How to read and interpret a schedule, to better work with a Scheduler and transfer information for optimization. 
  • Computer Skills 
    • Excel 
    • Outlook 
    • Visio 
    • Word 
    • Adobe Acrobat 
  • SAP Experience is preferable  


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