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Maintenance Planning Specialist
(Position located in Champaign area)


The Maintenance Planning Specialist is responsible for assisting in the management and ongoing development and
implementation of a proactive maintenance program. This position will be hands on and include oversight of union and
non-union hourly employees and scheduling of the day-to-day maintenance, repair, and/or replacement of equipment
with the goal of ensuring safe, environmentally compliant, reliable, and cost effective operation of all production systems.


1. Uphold safety, health and environmental compliance systems and procedures to ensure OSHA and EPA compliance
at all times
2. Supervises and directs maintenance personnel, maintenance projects and programs.
3. Initiates and implements best practices with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive
maintenance. Maximize resources by identifying parts, materials, special tools, external services, rentals and
documentation by establishing, maintaining and improving the maintenance planning and scheduling flow and process.
4. Develops full scope and extent of work needed, including cost and time required, to conduct the relevant repair,
preventive, predictive, and Improvement maintenance activities of the utility production equipment buildings, and
grounds. Prepares job plans for scheduling, detailing parts, materials, special tools, external services and documentation
with planned costs. Job plans to include the sequencing of associated tasks, taking into account multi-craft alignment
5. Maintains a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) far managing and tracking work orders, back
log, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment and makes recommendations on manpower allocation,
levels, and overtime needs including the development of contractors needed
6. Maximizes equipment reliability and availability through effective use of planned maintenance to quickly return
equipment to design capability and develops effective and applicable procedures to ensure defect-free quality
maintenance work. Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems routinely to minimize unplanned downtime,
anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner, and identify opportunities for improvement
7. Ensures that all maintenance personnel understand the work instructions using a procedures-based maintenance
strategy and best practices for all maintenance tasks.
8. Collaborates with maintenance supervision and operators supervision to schedule day-to-day manpower and
re-sources for the most effective production and maintenance outcomes.
9. Analyze and report on manpower needs and costs associated with preventive maintenance activities and submit
budget proposals
10. Reviews job plans, schedules, and work methods employed by others to execute maintenance projects and
programs. Makes recommendations and affects improvements
11. Plans, schedules and coordinates complex Production maintenance projects. Maintains project management
records to facilitate control of the work and for general reporting purposes.
12. Prepares and/or reviews estimates and standard one costs for major maintenance work accomplished through
common construction practices.
13. Develops and submits annual budget information for planned maintenance projects and programs for use in
development of Annual Budgets.


1. The employee must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, or job experience that is equivalent
to that Masters degree.
2. The employee must have a minimum of five years experience working in a responsible position managing
construction and/or major maintenance activities


1. The employee must have experience in maintaining and or operating heavy utility equipment in a power plant
or industrial.
2. The employee must have maintenance planning, scheduling, and supervisory experience.
3. Experience or responsibility for large-scale institutional construction or maintenance project work is strongly
4. Experience with benchmarking and quality control of construction work is desired.


1. Computer skills required include knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Project
2. Experience with computerized maintenance systems (CMMS) required.


1. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds
2. Must be able to climb ladders and examine work that may be conducted in high, precarious elevations.
3. Must be able to wear all forms of respirators and work in confined spaces
4. Must be able to work extended hours, weekends as needed, especially when problems occur or when deadlines
must be met


1. While performing the duties of this job, will regularly have potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, wet or
humid conditions, outdoor weather, noisy, and sometimes dusty environments.

Send Resume to:
PO Box 1036 Champaign, IL 61824


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