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Preventative Maintenance Planner/Scheduler - 47925 - VMS (AB9) in Vicksburg, MS at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

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Job ID: 37592

Our client in Vicksburg, Mississippi is seeking a Preventative Maintenance Planner/Scheduler. 



Our client  in Vicksburg Mississippi has a Temporary Maintenance Planner/Scheduler position open for fill within its Maintenance Department. The position is assigned to day shift with the requirement of working some weekends during the month as needed. Overtime over 40 hours is available for this position. The Temporary Maintenance Planner /Scheduler will be employed by a third party employment agency for a 1 year contract with a potential possibility for fulltime employment in the possible future, however this fulltime employment is not guaranteed. 

The Temporary Maintenance Planner/Scheduler is responsible for the effective execution of all maintenance work control processes within the plant. He / she is responsible to the Maintenance Manager for the efficient and effective use of planning and scheduling all resources to conduct maintenance activities which result in minimum downtime and maximum productivity. In order to fulfill these responsibilities in the most effective manner, the Maintenance Planner/Schedule is empowered to manage work priority, develop job plans, define parts and material, define crafts and skills and engage the proper resources to develop a safe, effective and efficient work control plan. In addition, the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler provides the equipment-related expertise and technical guidance on improving Preventive Maintenance activities, therefore the Maintenance Planner/Schedule must have the required maintenance and mechanical aptitude and skillsets to be selected for and successful in this position. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Maintenance Planner/Scheduler once a valid work request is submitted will prioritize, plan, schedule and follow –up on accuracy of the job plan for all planned (PM, preventive and corrective) work. There focus is not day to day but is to be proactive and optimize workforce productivity and minimize plant downtime by managing work 2 weeks to 1 month in advance. In performance of these duties the maintenance planner/scheduler has the following responsibilities: 

1) Principle contact and liaison between the maintenance department and operation planning. They ensure the area, department or facility in which they are assigned receive professional maintenance service in a timely manner to ensure high equipment availability and performance. 
2) Review all planned work request from assigned area and determine validity and accuracy of information and engage the appropriate resources to set a preliminary priority. (Note; emergency work orders are not processed by planner/schedulers) 
3) Reviews work request for accuracy and clarity: clear scope of work, realistic completion date, proper lead times, correct equipment identification, and discuss details with originator of the work order. 
4) Identifies work requiring engineering design and reviews them with engineering. 
5) Escalates issues to the Maintenance Manager for work which does not appear to be valid or costly. 
6) Review the work to be performed and determine the best way to accomplish the work. They will consult with Leads, Supervisors, Originator, Production Supervisors, Planner/Schedule and Stores as necessary. 
7) Obtain and organize all information required for the crafts to perform the work: drawings, vendor manual, supplemental instructional materials, special procedures, and other file material which is appropriate. Supplement this information by preparing any additional sketches, drawings, diagrams, notes, or any instructional material which will clarify the work to be performed. 
8) Identifies and secures all parts and material required to complete the work by providing stores a Bill of Material for the work order and any special kitting instructions. 
9) Work with Stores to manage spare part usage to maximize turns but minimize risk of using critical spares. 
10) Approach all aspect of the work being performed with safety as the highest priority. 

11) Manage the status of work control and backlog for work order submission to work order completion. Status may include: waiting for planning, waiting parts, ready to schedule, scheduled, etc. 
12) Verifies all material, information, tools and Labor are available prior to scheduling. 
13) Works with Maintenance leads, supervisors and planners to determine resource availability and work to level the work force. 
14) Manage a backlog of work orders which require major or significant portion of the facility to be shutdown. 
15) Continuously improves the job estimate, planning and scheduling by receiving feedback from maintenance Manager, maintenance leads, production supervisors. 
16) Keep accurate metrics on the performance of planning and scheduling functions and provide timely reports to the Reliability manager. 

Position Goals and Measures of Positive Performance 
Performance of the Maintenance Lead Technician in meeting identified responsibilities is evaluated on the following measures: 
1. Schedule compliance: Jobs worked and completed as scheduled 
2. PM effectiveness reduction of downtime. 

1. Reports to Maintenance Manager. 
2. Works closely with Operation supervision  
3. Works closely with Maintenance Leads  
4. Works closely with Stores and purchasing personnel. 
5. Works closely with Assigned Outside services supervisors. 
6. Interfaces with Safety and Environmental resources for specific concerns. 

Requirements, Qualifications, and Selection Criteria 
1. Mechanical/electrical background is necessary. Associates or technical degree/certification. Apprentice certification is also needed. 
2. Have adequate craft knowledge and skill to accurately estimate labor hours, material requirement and skills needed to complete a job. Must have a demonstrated ability to visualize and communicate the execution of work. 
3. Should have good written and verbal communications skills and have demonstrated the ability to be approachable and tactful. 
4. Good math skills and computer skills. 
5. Good organizational skills. Demonstrated organizational and planning skills. 
6. Demonstrated ability to write and provide simple and accurate instructions. 
7. Demonstrated ability to read standard blueprints, machine and process drawings. Have the ability to sketch or redline existing drawings. 
8. Knowledge and understands the maintenance processes and proper use of the work order system, planning and scheduling and storeroom processes. 
9. Can manage multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion. 
10. Must have a repetition which is respected by production, maintenance labor, maintenance management and store personnel.

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 700 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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