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Compass Minerals America Inc. Planner Maintenance in Cote Blanche, Louisiana


We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential!

At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.

With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 27 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be their best.


The role of the maintenance planner is critical to the ongoing success of the Maintenance and Reliability effort of the Company. The planner is responsible for identifying the elements of an executable work package that should contain but not limited to the following: the work plan, the necessary parts, tools, permits and labor to do the job. The most important thing they can do is to identify the process and the end results desired.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for screening incoming work orders, identify the scope and required level of planning and prioritize the work.

  • Conducts field walk downs to identify the work needed and document the requirements.

  • Determine if shutdown is needed.

  • Determine if engineering change is required and initiate the MOC process if necessary.

  • Identify specific safety hazards that may be encountered in the performance of the job.

  • Estimates the required `labor hours needed to complete the task and the skill set needed.

  • Plans jobs with the appropriate level of detail needed to perform the task.

  • Determine is an existing job plan is available.

  • Plans parts for all projects to increase “wrench time” and maximize efficiency.

  • Coordinate with purchasing/storeroom to order and reserve materials.

  • Keep Bills of Materials current (BOM)

  • Determines if the job is ready to schedule.

  • Change the work order status appropriately based on the work management system

  • Participates in the outage/shutdown, planning activities such as:

  • Identification and control

  • Scheduling

  • Coordination

  • Risk assessment

  • Execution

  • Continuous improvement

  • Upon completion of jobs, communicates with the skilled trades regarding ideas and procedures that would make future jobs more efficient.

  • Participates with the Reliability Department on improvement projects and a proactive maintenance plan.

  • Write work requests.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), age, military status, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education, Knowledge and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience with EAM/CMMS systems.

  • 5 yrs. Minimum experience in the related trades.

  • Strong mechanical/electrical aptitude (assessment).

  • Some level of supervisory experience is desirable.

  • Spreadsheets and word processing (Excel, Word).

  • Ability to efficiently perform internet searches and research.

  • Ability to read and interpret vendor manuals, drawings and blueprints.

  • Project management software.

  • E-mail.

  • Ability to learn and apply maintenance best practices.

  • Ability to plan and organize tasks.

  • Self directing – able to work towards specific goals and objectives with limited oversight.

  • Highly motivated.

  • Committed to safety and teamwork.


Planners are expected to maintained accurate equipment files and related job plans. They are expected to organize effective jobs plans keeping them accurate and updated. Planners are expected to walk down jobs and ensure that all safety and work process considerations are factored into the job plan. Planners are also expected to ensure that the work management portions of the MMS are updated and accurate.

Job: Operations

Primary Location: US-LA-Cote Blanche

Work Locations: Cote Blanche, LA USA 1382 Cote Blanche Island Cote Blanche 70538

Organization: Operations

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Day Job

Req ID: 2100006B