Maintenance Planner Sr

Updated: September 03, 2018
Organization: North Bend Plant

Job Description:

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the effective execution of all maintenance work control processes. He/She is responsible to the Maintenance Manager for the efficient and effective use of scheduling and coordination of all resources to conduct maintenance activities which result in minimum downtime and maximum productivity. In order to fulfill these responsibilities in the most effective manner, the Scheduler/Coordinator is empowered to manage work priority by assigning the Planner work orders to be planned, ordering the parts and material for those plans, and assist in defining the crafts and skills and engage the proper resources to develop a safe, effective and efficient work control plan. In addition, the Scheduler/Coordinator provides the equipment-related expertise and technical guidance on improving Preventive/Predictive Maintenance activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Once a valid work request is submitted the Scheduler/Coordinator will prioritize, assign work to be planned, schedule and follow-up on accuracy of the job plan for all planned (PM, PdM, Corrective) work.  The focus will be day to day and long range scheduling but is to be proactive and optimize workforce productivity and minimize plant downtime by managing work 1 week to 1 month in advance.   Can also assist in planning and the relief of maintenance supervisors.


Principle contact between the maintenance department and all other operation departments.

Reviews work requests for accuracy and clarity.  Assigns the work orders to the planner by priority.

Identifies work requiring engineering design and reviews them with engineering so that they know what is required of them.

High priority is given to work requests derived from preventive and predictive work/inspections.

Provide stores a Bill of Materials for the planned work order and any special kitting instructions.

Orders all materials and equipment determined from completed approved job plans.

Schedules and coordinates the day to day work with the supervisors.

Schedule maintenance work agreed upon from production and operation meetings a minimum of 1-week in advance.

Schedules and coordinates Turnaround and Plant Outage work.

Work with stores to manage spare parts usage to maximize turns but minimize the risk of using Critical Spares.

Determine and identify all work that needs to be scheduled and coordinated with outside vendor/contractor services for specialized work orders. (i.e., HVAC services, safety inspections, etc.)

Issue scheduled work orders with job plan packets to supervisors to review with craftsmen and address any questions about them.

Manage the status of backlog work in the SAP maintenance system.

Keep accurate metrics on the performance of planning and scheduling functions and provide timely reports to Maintenance Manager and Reliability Engineer.

Strive for continuous improvement in all areas of Duties and Responsibilities.

Will act as relief for supervisors and planner.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Mechanical/Electrical background is necessary.  Technical School or Apprenticeship program background is desirable.
  • 5 plus years of industrial maintenance/operation experience.
  • Can manage multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion.
  • Good communication skills are a must between all departments and personnel
  • Must have adequate knowledge and skill to accurately estimate labor hours, material requirements and skills needed to complete work requirements
  • Good math, computer and organizational skills.  Proficient in all MS Office Software specifically Micro Soft Project
  • Demonstrated ability to read standard blueprints, machine and process drawings.  Have the ability to sketch or redline existing drawings.
  • Understands the maintenance processes and proper use of the CMS work order system, planning/scheduling and storeroom processes.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical school or apprenticeship program background is desirable

Minimum Experience Level:
3 - 5 Years

Report to:
Manager Maintenance Programs

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