Maintenance Planner
AMRI Springfield
 Springfield, MO

Planner Scheduler Position Summary

The maintenance planner / scheduler support the plant maintenance group by developing job plans and advanced work schedules. The position requires excellent technical, analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Reports to Maintenance Manager.


1. Planning

  1. Plan future maintenance work, where the work has not yet been started, to reduce potential delays and maximize maintenance workforce “wrench time”. Maintenance supervisor is responsible for co-ordination and support of work that has been started.
  2. Develop work plans based upon work request and field inspection of the work site, where required (where work plan does not exist for that equipment). Work plans to indicate scope of what work is to be done and identify critical resources required. Skilled trades executing work will determine how the work is to be done.
  3. Identify and co-ordinate of necessary resources, with sufficient lead time prior to the start of the work to ensure those resources can be scheduled when needed, for effective and efficient execution of the work. Necessary resources can include:
    1. Work scope and job instructions;
    2. Technical information – e.g. drawing, manuals;
    3. MRO parts and materials – e.g. MRO stores, parts / material to be purchased;
    4. Special tools and equipment – e.g. mobile / heavy equipment, precision tools;
    5. Special permitting – e.g. confined space, “hot work”, etc.
    6. Minimum skill levels and quantity of human resources required – e.g. one mechanic trained in laser alignment, one mechanic trained in rigging and hoisting, one electrician competent in motor installation and setting protection, outside contractor with 10T crane and operator; and
    7. Production operating conditions – e.g. equipment to be shutdown, emptied and cleaned of all production material, and locked-out.
  4. Estimate level of effort (man-hours) required by skill, work duration, and cost of parts and material required.
  5. Reserve or procure critical parts and materials required, as appropriate (i.e. standard MRO stores item, or purchase item). Arrange staging / kitting of parts and materials, as appropriate.
  6. Procure required outside services.

2. Scheduling

  1. Weekly provide a list of approved and planned maintenance work to be execution the following week. The list of work is to address organizational priorities and to maximize usage of the skills and numbers of resources available to execute the work during that one week period. Maintenance supervisors are responsible for developing daily schedules for the week and assigning resources to execute the work.

3. Work Order / Asset Management

  1. Code and review work requests.
  2. Review equipment history on approved corrective work orders. Identify situations with repeat failures. Identify problem situations to operations, maintenance, and engineering for resolution.
  3. Close planned work orders. Review actual work effort required, work duration, and parts and materials used. Review comments provided by those involved in the work. Revise work plans as needed to improve effectiveness of future work.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three to five years related experience and/or training. To be considered at the Senior Level role will require proficiency in this area and required to work with limited degree of supervision.

Licensed tradesperson with sufficient experience in the trade or in a planning position and experienced with the type of equipment and operating context being maintained to be able to identify all resources required to effectively execute the work.


  1. Excellent knowledge and training in planning and scheduling.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Excellent organizational / co-ordination skills.
  4. Excellent technical trades knowledge.
  5. Good “people skills” and ability to work effectively in a team.
  6. Good understanding of applicable local and corporate regulations, standards and industry practices.
  7. Good understanding of applicable health, safety and environmental regulations, standards, and industry practices.
  8. Good skills and understanding in use of standard software applications required in performance of work CMMS (SAP), e-mail, MS Word, MS Excel, etc.
  9. Good negotiation and contract management skills.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

All interested applicants must apply online. AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.