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The primary role of the maintenance planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality by eliminating in advance potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of parts, machine time and labor.

The planner/scheduler is responsible for the planning and scheduling of all maintenance work performed in the area to which he/she is assigned.  He/she maintains liaison and coordination between the operations and maintenance organizations; maintains appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and reporting of results or work done.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Is the principal contact and liaison person between the maintenance department and the plant departments served by maintenance and ensures that the operations areas or functions to which he/she is assigned receive prompt, efficient and quality service from the maintenance function and ensures the maintenance function is given the opportunity to provide this service.

The planner receives all work orders from the requesting departments of the areas to which he/she is assigned, except for emergency work, which is requested of the appropriate maintenance supervisor for immediate attention.


Job Requirements

Maintains backlog files of work orders waiting scheduling in accordance with their priority limits with an estimated completion date.  Those unplanned, requiring engineering, waiting for materials, waiting for downtime, etc., are filed accordingly.  When ready for scheduling, work orders are filed by supervisor by required completion day.  Ideally, this filing is accomplished within a computerized system.

Once a job is planned and estimated, prior to scheduling, verifies the availability of parts, materials and special tools required for its execution.

Planner should have complete knowledge of each department’s PM workload in order to better schIn the selection of jobs for scheduling, meeting the deadlines established by the requesting department and maintaining preventive maintenance schedules is essential.  If any work orders cannot be scheduled within the prescribed priority lead time, the requesting department management and the requester are promptly notified so that appropriate action can be taken to get the work done in a satisfactory and timely manner work orders in that area.

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