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JOB DESCRIPTION FOR: Maintenance Planner/Scheduler



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.

Job Requirements

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.

Makes any additional sketches diagrams, etc., necessary to clarify the intent of the work order.

Reviews and screens each work order to see that is has been properly filled out:

  1. Work scope clearly described
  2. Check if the priority and requested completion date are realistic and provide practical lead-time
  3. Charge numbers and other coding are complete and accurate
  4. Authorization is proper
  5. Discusses the details with the originating department as appropriate

Assures that work requested is needed.  If need is questioned and not readily resolved with operations or requesting personnel, refers the work order to the maintenance manager.

Reviews with engineering those work orders requiring engineering design.

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