Maintenance Planner

Position Filled

About Us

Glass Futures Ltd is a not-for-profit research and technology organisation, supported by multi-national brands and global companies in carrying out collaborative cutting-edge research in glass manufacturing, sustainability and environmentally friendly projects, made possible by a significant private and public sector investment of over £50m+ over the coming years.
Our Centre of Excellence in St Helen’s will provide global support and expertise to organisations in their sustainability journey, demonstrate disruptive technologies and generate new ideas that will have an impact all the way through the glass supply chain to the consumer.

Our Vision

To accelerate collaboration across the global glass supply chain to deliver a sustainable world.

About our Opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Planner who is passionate about their craft to join our diverse and innovative team of thought leaders.

The successful candidate will be an essential part of the team focused on the growth and success of this high-profile not-for-profit organisation. This role will be instrumental in assisting the team to prepare for the opening of our Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens in mid-2023 and integral in the planning of the diverse project work which will follow. Working closely with and reporting to the Engineering Manager this role will have a variety of internal stakeholders and will be responsible for ensuring an excellent delivery of service to the GFL Engineering team.

The successful candidate has the unrivalled opportunity to collaborate with leading experts from the glass and digital technologies sectors. Due to the nature of the business and St Helens project, a strong background in industry is highly advantageous for this role, however we are also open to hearing from exceptional experienced candidates with a wide scope of experience, demonstrable transferable skills, and core values to become an essential part of our team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning the maintenance department’s workload by routinely generating work plans and identifying priorities in conjunction with other internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all jobs when planned are allocated an expected completion time. Be proficient in carrying out regular analysis of actual vs expected completion, generate and report trends.
  • Through analysis of work completed or breakdown work requiring planning, update weekly and monthly plans on a daily basis.
  • Lead the Planning meeting justifying the content of the plan and modifying as per stakeholder requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring housekeeping of the internal systems so that work orders are opened, scheduled and closed to agreed standards.
  • When authorising work orders, ensure all fields on a new work orders are filled in correctly, if not return to the work order issuer identifying the errors.
  • Review work order backlog on a regular basis and report KPI’s to the Engineering Manager.
  • Minimise overdue work orders by feeding these into the work plans in a timely but efficient manner.
  • Identify shortages of resources that could be affecting the work order backlog so that appropriate action is taken.
  • Responsible for creating PPM’s and schedules withing the internal systems and for ensuring jobs are planned before the required due dates.
  • Ensure that “kitting lists” are generated for all jobs where they are appropriate and add value.
  • Ensure the plans produced allow time for preparation and kitting as well as job completion.
  • Store all service reports and testing documentation within the internal systems
  • Produce and own annual maintenance and shutdown plans ensuring all of the planned jobs are allocated time and resources. During the shutdowns, update the plan on a regular basis rescheduling or closing jobs as appropriate.
  • Recognise areas for improvement and play an active role in implementation.
  • Conforms to Engineering document systems.
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work outside of core skills and seeks relevant advice when required.

Person Specification

  • Minimum of 5 years working in a process plant environment.
  • Knowledge of engineering procedures
  • Excellent I.T Skills including Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Effective Communicator
  • Excellent at working within a Team who respects others at all times
  • Self-Managing, able to handle multiple requests and prioritise
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Someone who is comfortable with change and is able to work flexibility

£33,500 – £36,500, depending upon experienc

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of CMMS systems

Working Hours
Full time – Monday to Friday 37.5hour

Hybrid initially with a permanent base at our Global Centre of Excellence in St Helen’s when the facility becomes available to us in 2023.

25 days holiday plus bank holidays (FTE), pro rata may apply. Plus, additional service days

Additional benefits include
Performance-related Bonus Company contributory pension scheme – Full private health, optical and dental care – Support with Professional Membership and professional training and development.

Next Steps
Please get in touch at to express your interest and apply for this exciting role and for the unique opportunity to play a part in future innovation and change. 

At Glass Futures we are all about people, we care about the wellbeing of our people, and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career.

Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us here at Glass Futures – we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us – we are committed to providing the best possible candidate experience and will always be happy to help.