Plant Planner Job

Denver, Colorado
08 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): CO - Denver

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

Xcel Energy has an opening for a Plant Planner at the Cherokee Station in Denver, Colorado!

Assembles and prioritizes work orders, orders materials and parts, and prepares weekly schedules for maintenance crews and assigns WOs to operations. Plans and schedules work, orders parts and materials, selects and manages contractors, and assists in developing the critical path for overhauls and outages. Develops and updates GANT chart to track work during overhauls/outages. Prepares monthly maintenance and various equipment reports as required. Estimates labor requirements on equipment repairs and tracks actual time spent. Manages contractors on large maintenance projects. Cost control and tracking for large equipment repairs. Tracks backlog and maintenance re-works. Implements SCRM/PM program. Develops Maintenance Procedures. Performs the duties of a maintenance supervisor when requested. Assists in developing plant budget. Develops cost estimates for outages and large projects.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Prioritize work orders, checks on availability of parts, materials, and man-hours, to develop work schedules for maintenance crews and assigns WOs to operations.
  • Plans and oversees overhauls and outages. Assists in developing long term outage schedules and critical path. Schedules contractors, orders parts, develops and updates GANT charts (work schedules), tracks work completion during the overhaul/outage. Prepares final outage report.
  • Prepares Monthly Maintenance/Operations Report, outage reports and various equipment reports as required. Prepares reports on maintenance back-log and equipment re-works including fuel reports, Maximo and other monthly reports as needed.
  • Assists in developing and implementing various SCRM/PM projects.
  • Develops cost estimates for outages and large equipment repair jobs. Assists in preparing plant budget.
  • Plans and manages large maintenance projects. Estimates cost, required resources and evaluates contractor proposals. Selects contractors based on quality, timeliness and cost, as appropriate. Manages projects through to completion.
  • Coordinator of the Work Management System, (Compass program). Will have oversight of the Work Management System.
  • Back up for payroll & invoice processing and backup for maintenance supervisor when requested

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years experience in a power plant (or other heavy industry experience providing equivalent knowledge)
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operations practices and procedures gained from experience in a heavy industrial setting
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to set priorities, estimate manpower requirements, and to make timely, informed decisions
  • Knowledge of "Lockout/Tagout Procedure"
  • Experience with budgeting and cost control
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations || 32000:Cherokee Station || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 5916
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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