Mechanical Planner Job Description

Mechanical Planner Job Description

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Mechanical planner provides direction to the Maintenance Departments for corrective maintenance repairs, predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance and inactive service investigations and cutoffs.

Mechanical Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains a thorough SAP knowledge base to enable the Planner to use SAP in all aspects of plan development
Conduct field walkdowns to identify and analyze corrective and preventive maintenance, modification and surveillance activities and to provide input for refining and improving work package quality
Verify work instructions are adequate and comply with all applicable station procedures including NSPs, NSWPs, ASME Code, Approve and review all required work packages to ensure safety, high quality, technical rigor, and 10CFR50
Manage special projects as assigned by Project Manager
Provide economic analysis of assigned projects as needed
Provide detailed maintenance planning in a fully integrated corrugated medium paper facility
Review work requests and plan work orders in computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) system
Knowledge and ability to evaluate all work orders to be planned, understanding the need to get the correct resources, equipment, work instructions, and parts identified prior to scheduling work in order to maximize craftsmen’s productivity
Review completed work order packets to identify follow up work and improvement items to be included in model work orders, controlled documents, drawings, and equipment parts list, to facilitate continuous improvement in the work management process, work planning through work execution
Expand the use of model work orders to capture repetitive work so that the work can be optimized and craftsmen productivity maximized

Mechanical Planner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Mechanical Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, APICS, DCPP

Education for Mechanical Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the mechanical planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Technical, Engineering, Education, Associates, Mechanical Engineering, Communication, Military, Writing, Business/Administration, Business

Skills for Mechanical Planner

Desired skills for mechanical planner include:

Effective preventive/predictive maintenance methods and process
Mechanical drive systems and components
Precision maintenance and laser alignment techniques
Proper methods and tools used in an industrial maintenance environment

Desired experience for mechanical planner includes:

Maintain ownership of equipment parts list and initiate new part item request when needed to insure that the correct parts are available to properly execute planned work
Planners are responsible for job plans and are the point of contact if questions arise during the execution of the planned work
Create contract services requisitions in CMMS and route work order packages to Gatekeeper for approval so that work is accurately scoped to minimize contractor spending
Focus on eliminating repeat failures by effectively working with maintenance and operations to improve equipment reliability
Provide support to Operations maintenance coordinator (OMC) and reliability group on reliability efforts, including, RCA’s, RCM’s and other efforts
Write work orders identified by PM and PDM work and plan

Mechanical Planner Examples


Mechanical Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a mechanical planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for mechanical planner
  • Initiate Work Orders for equipment requiring outside work and coordinate pickup and delivery
  • Monitor applicable metrics and improve planning performance
  • Plan an efficient amount of backlog to insure a steady flow of value added work for the scheduling of maintenance craftsmen
  • Perform On-Call functions providing maintenance resources
  • Support area team of operating, maintenance and engineering members that result in reduced downtime & improved asset performance
  • Safe work execution will be promoted through development of detailed Job Hazard Analysis documentation and compliance with all RockTenn permitting and procedures
  • Schedule all outages using Microsoft Project, working closely with area maintenance coordinator and OMC
  • Purchasing materials, equipment and supplies from suppliers including the purchasing of electro-mechanical, electronic components, PCB assemblies, fabricated parts and non-inventory items
  • Planning material requirements, managing inventory levels, expediting parts, and managing schedules in an ERP system
  • Develop efficient and accurate systems for monitoring and updating of open purchase orders, delivery requirements
Qualifications for mechanical planner
  • Responsible for all aspects of procurement from P.O
  • Supplier performance management, including Supplier Scorecard
  • Process development and improvement including automation using major business systems
  • Support purchasing team with routine tasks, projects and improvement initiatives
  • All Construction Field Engineer 5 employees share common technical competencies in which they must demonstrate proficiency
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Mechanical Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a mechanical planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mechanical planner
  • Provide detailed and accurately planned job packages for the repair and improvements to the plant's equipment
  • Ensure adherence to the Maintenance and Operations Workflow Process (MOWP)
  • Utilize planner feedback and established KPIs to continuously improve job plan accuracy and methods of execution
  • Manage the notification backlog by working with assigned clients in the development of timely and precise work orders
  • Create and maintain task lists and bill of materials (BOMs) for jobs requiring them
  • Utilize the catalog system when ordering material
  • Monitor planned vs actual KPIs on a monthly basis
  • Utilize previous repair history, condition monitoring data and personnel feedback to ensure the appropriate scope of work is developed
  • Participate in the cost estimating process for services and materials by coordinating with vendors and internal clients during the bid package development
  • Schedule and lead job plan discussions with all stakeholders
Qualifications for mechanical planner
  • 5+ years work planning experience under work control programs at nuclear facilities
  • Ability to build a work schedule related to work packages
  • Demonstrated experience planning work involving significant radiological, electrical and/or chemical hazards
  • Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and no required previous years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to four (4) years* if non-degreed
  • Interface with schedulers and process/ mechanical coordinators on weekly basis to maintain the changes in work priorities, break-ins, Job location could be in general unit maintenance, turnaround, cooling towers
  • A degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, or related field with relevant work experience is desired

Mechanical Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mechanical planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for mechanical planner
  • Engage in frequent development dialog with supervisor and others to continually enhance personal and group performance and development
  • Completes all activities to ensure a detailed plan is in place for all approved jobs in the area to which the Planner is assigned
  • Consults with the maintenance requestor, maintenance coordinators, supervisors, engineers, craftsman, or others as needed to establish priorities and resource allocation
  • Develops and maintains an integrated planner reference system (Library) including a file of planned job packages for recurring jobs
  • Performs post job reviews to assure actual work performed and post maintenance testing was adequate
  • Work with diverse groups of engineers, architects, administrative staff, to gather data, obtain technical requirements, and meet specified deadlines
  • Determine the appropriate degree of planning
  • Planning and system support for Shutdown activities through close liaison with the Shutdown Team, Maintenance and Operations group
  • Able to assess and detail the job scope/ steps, identify spare parts, other Material, Manpower and equipment requirement and Estimate duration and cost
  • Ability to identify external service requirements, Preparation of Service/Contract scope
Qualifications for mechanical planner
  • High School diploma or GED with 5 years minimum of maintenance/operational experience in the chemical /refining industry
  • Knowledge and experience of how to specify, troubleshoot, install and maintain plant rotating/stationary equipment
  • In-depth knowledge in reading and interpreting equipment drawings, specifications and QA/QC requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with the ability to effectively interact and communicate with all departments and levels of the organization and with external suppliers
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, self-motivated, demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects, changing priorities and frequently heavy workloads which may require work in addition to normal working hours
  • Must be willing and able to provide overtime coverage and respond to plant call-outs and participating and responding to site needs

Mechanical Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a mechanical planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for mechanical planner
  • Conduct meeting with maintenance group, equipment reliability group, operations group and record minutes of meeting and follow-up action items
  • Prepare job activities in micro level to support scheduling
  • Able to identify the risk involved in each job, plan mitigation and co-ordinate Job safety analysis (JSA)
  • Ability to read complex Drawings, understand Specifications and contract documentations
  • Proven ability to work well both independently and within a team environment
  • Preparation of complete Job packages for execution and Field co-ordination/Support during execution
  • Ability to lead planning technicians
  • Purchasing materials, equipment and supplies from suppliers including inventory, drop-shipped items and non-inventory items
  • Communicating Supply Chain material commits, providing transparent monitoring of materials and escalating supply issues
  • Managing inventory levels, expediting parts, and managing schedules in an ERP system
Qualifications for mechanical planner
  • Minimum of five years mechanical planning experience in a chemical or refining environment required
  • Must be able to travel to vendor sites
  • Requires High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 7+ years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment or an Associates Degree with 4+ years experience preferred
  • Ability to learn Mechanical systems and equipment, and crafts, along with the an understanding of maintenance scheduling
  • Deal effectively with the unknown and unexpected and possess the ability to handle non-routine and emergency activities, such as schedule breakers, plant shutdowns, start-up
  • Evaluates the equipment repairs required to bring the functionality back to the original design specifications, or improve beyond design limits

Mechanical Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a mechanical planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mechanical planner
  • Process NCRs (non-conforming report) and PSRs (problem service report)
  • Measure supplier performance while driving continuous improvement expectations
  • Assist and support Commodity Management with maintaining supplier relationships, monitoring and addressing supply issues and developing parts and projects
  • Support purchasing team with routine tasks, projects, improvement initiatives and automation plans
  • Ensure that job plans, equipment, material and specs needed are readily available and that the various trades are properly coordinated, as they relate to the work order systems
  • Help schedule work in consultation with the operating and area supervisors
  • Co-chair regular run and shutdown meetings
  • Set up of new assets and files as they relate to mill mechanical equipment
  • Manage mechanical repair material inventory and asset bill of materials
  • Purchases machined and sheet metal components along with materials, parts, supplies, and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures and optimizes price, delivery, and terms
Qualifications for mechanical planner
  • High school diploma and seven plus years of Maintenance experience
  • Responsible for managing Maximo work requests and reviewing all work requests to see requests to see if job should be done, should it be planned or added to other existing work plans
  • Creates work orders from work requests and ensures proper assets are charged on work orders in the Maximo
  • Analyzes job requirements by traveling to job sites to evaluate necessary repairs
  • Determines any special equipment
  • Gathers information needed for jobs such as blueprints and lists of tools and parts and utilizes them to develop work and job plans and organize them in task form by listing the steps to complete the job

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