Assistant Planner | Sappi

Assistant Planner at Sappi

Sappi Saiccor Mill requires an Assistant Planner to administer planning tasks and plant maintenance data on SAP to contribute to the overall equipment effectiveness within a specific plant and the overall mill.

This role reports to the Maintenance Planner.
• The main responsibilities of the job are
• Create plant maintenance notifications on SAP and update changes as per the notification request form, reviewing the accuracy of information captured
• Create work orders from notifications and release them on a weekly basis as per business process for inclusion in the following week’s maintenance plan, adding relevant revision code for the week
• Compile a weekly schedule on all planned work and provide it to superintendents for further action
• Receive updates from artisans on the progress of work completed and update notification status including hours spent on planned maintenance
• Highlight any action required after the work order has been completed to the planner for further escalation
• Assist with backlog management by updating status and closing out the notification where applicable
• Create purchase requisitions for required items and service accept on receipt of items
• Attend shut meetings and take minutes ensuring all items related to the shut are captured i.e. critical paths, rundown start-up etc and identify action items arising from the meeting
• Assist planner to verify if all shut spares are bagged, tagged and stored
• Release, print and issue work orders and work packs to all relevant disciplines two days before the shut
• Print a tracking bar chart for contractors and Sappi resources and assist the planner to update during the shut
• Draw regular reports on cost, backlog management, plant objectives and targets and other plant requirements
• Compile and distribute weekly capacity planning reports per maintenance superintendent to highlight and address under-utilised / overloaded resources with the relevant superintendent
• Compile, distribute and analyse a weekly plan compliance report and develop action plans together with the planner and maintenance superintendents
• Assist with the management of plant and infrastructure maintenance costs and compile a weekly cost report to assist area engineers in managing maintenance costs
• Assess committed costs and determine if work orders with PAPO(Paperwork outstanding) status can be completed
• Create a safe work environment by identifying and managing risks associated with a task to be performed and maintain high levels of housekeeping within in the area of work

The ideal candidate should have
• NQF level 4 qualification (Grade 12 / N3 / related equivalent)
• 1-2 years of relevant experience within a heavy industry environment
• Computer literate with working knowledge and proficiency in SAP plant maintenance module
• Awareness of the OHS act and lockout procedures will be considered advantageous