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Maintenance Scheduler


Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Maintenance
Business Unit:  Rotterdam

Are you our next creator of change?

This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. At Neste, you will be working for the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together.


We are looking for a Maintenance Scheduler to join our Maintenance Department in Rotterdam.


You will focus on coordinating the weekly maintenance schedule. Coordinating planning, scheduling, cost estimating, resource planning and hiring/outsourcing capacity for maintenance work and projects or unit shutdowns.


In this job you will work closely with Discipline work planners, Operations and you will report to the Planning & Scheduling Supervisor.


As the Maintenance Scheduler in our team, you feel like a fish in the water interacting with multiple stakeholders on different levels. You will be working with others towards a common goal, understanding the dynamics of effective teamwork in order to attain higher levels of performance.


Together with you and your expertise, we can make an impact today and keep our promises for tomorrow.

Reasons to join


Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.


Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves.


Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working.

More about the job


Your role in our team / in creating a sustainable future


  • Managing, establishing, reviewing, and maintaining an integral maintenance schedule
  • Develop and maintain one weekly schedule for multiple plants
  • Develop and maintain standard jobs & planning Processes
  • Develop a schedule for unit shutdowns
  • Analyze project and unit shutdown schedules and adapt the maintenance schedule accordingly.
  • Report daily progress
  • Maintain work order process
  • Provides schedule compliance KPI’s, measures KPI’s for all disciplines
  • Coordinate capacity and material planning


Keys to success in this role / The best combination to succeed in this role


  • At least an MBO+ level of working and thinking with minimum 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Have knowledge of manufacturing planning, master integral scheduling, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning shop floor control, warehousing, transportation, and purchasing business functions
  • Understand standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Knowledge of related maintenance and planning/scheduling disciplines in the chemical industry.
  • Detailed knowledge of google sheets and Excell



Other strengths we value


  • Communicating effectively, keeping in mind the level of the parties with whom one is communicating.
  • Being able to give feedback in a constructive way
  • Analytical and problem solving skills


Let’s get you started


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We look forward to receiving your CV and application as soon as possible.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Jaron Pouwelse, Talent Acquisition Partner via


We will do our best to contact you within 2 weeks after the application time has ended. The recruitment process will include interviews and a possible aptitude assessment.


About Neste
Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.


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