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Maintenance Planner

This position is responsible for planning all work performed by the Maintenance Department. The planner coordinates scheduled activities with the appropriate individuals who have been assigned the responsibility of executing and scheduling work throughout the organization. The position is responsible for scheduling all long-term (outage) and short-term (daily/weekly) work performed by the Maintenance Department; coordinating activities with the appropriate individuals who have been assigned the responsibility of executing and supervising work throughout the facility.

Principal Accountabilities


Attends the daily planning/scheduling meeting and participates in the overall selection of the following workday’s schedule.
Requests assistance from the Maintenance Manager and Production Supervisors when conflicts arise concerning resource allocation for workload requirements.
Finalizes and schedules ensuring that the work schedule balances with available labor-hours.
Assures that sufficient discretionary work is scheduled for fill-in to allow for changes or schedule adjustments.
Ensures that equipment-needing work will be available and any required support activities will be provided at the proper time.
Schedules and coordinates activities and resources needed for the orderly and efficient execution of work.
Delivers completed work schedules to the Maintenance Manager
Reviews with the Maintenance Supervisors any special instructions, safety or environmental considerations to be observed during the execution of the work.
Performs special assignments for the Maintenance Manager
Makes recommendations for systems improvement to the Maintenance Department.
Continuously improve operational processes by leveraging personal and team knowledge and expertise.
Prepare reports and document departmental and individual performance.  Communicate results to individuals, teams and management and implement processes to improve manufacturing, quality, safety and financial performance.
Maintain effective systems for employee communications, continuous improvement and other systems that support business objectives.
Lead, facilitate and/or serve on functional, plant and CI teams.
Required Skills, Education, and Experience


Two-year technical degree in a related field (BS degree preferred).
Minimum of three years’ experience in manufacturing maintenance/engineering.
Thorough understanding of OSHA, JIC, ANSI, NEMA, and National Electrical Code.
Incumbent is expected to collaborate with superiors and/or peers for advice and guidance on matters, which have a significant impact on the business.
Electrical, mechanical skills and experience manufacturing processes to determine equipment, material and manpower needs and to develop and coordinate equipment repair and changeover processes.
Must be proficient in the use of communications techniques (oral and written; speaking and listening) to transmit ideas to individuals and groups.
Thorough knowledge of customer quality specifications, safety processes, and company policies and procedures.
Must have good analytical, decision-making, leadership and time management skills.
Must be proficient in the use of analytical tools and techniques to analyze data, train others and participate in teams and find solutions to problems.
Ability to organize, coordinate and track multiple projects.
Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external customers.
Ability to collect, organize and interpret data and develop recommendations.
Effective interpersonal skills to interact with all employee populations.
Proficiency with Microsoft PC applications and electronic work order systems.

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