Facility Engineering Maintenance Planner
December 15, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time

Primary role is to improve workforce productivity and work quality by eliminating, in advance, potential delays and obstacles through proper work planning of parts, machine time and manpower.


  • Expected to assist in the implementation of Alcoa/Howmet’s EHS value and policy statement and its accompanying principles.

  • Compile with all department, facility, Corporate and Regulatory EH&S regulations.

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment. Report all job related illness and injuries. (Per employee handbook).

  • Report all Safety, Health & Environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Attend all EH&S training.


  • Supports Area Maintenance supervisor

  • Receives all work orders from the requesting departments assigned.

  • Makes sketches, diagrams, etc to clarify the intent of the work order.

  • Reviews and screens each work order for completeness to include: work scope, priority and requested work date are realistic with practical lead time and charge numbers and coding are complete.

  • Ensures work requested is needed and refers to maintenance leadership if issues cannot be resolved.

  • Obtains blueprints, drawings, manuals and procedures as needed to clarify the intent of the work order.

  • Examines jobs to be done with the Supervisor and determines best way to accomplish the work.

  • Identifies and obtains all materials as required for the work order.

  • Ensures the safety needs are given a top priority in work planning.

  • Estimates jobs showing sequences of steps, number of craftsmen and type, and man hours for each task.

  • Identifies any special tools or equipment.

  • Prepares a weekly forecast of all planned jobs available for scheduling for the following week.

  • Maintains backlog files of work orders awaiting scheduling in accordance with priority and estimated completion dates.

  • Attends meetings with Production and Maintenance supervisors to define the planned work to be scheduled for the next shutdown.

  • Plans predictive Technology work with direction from the Maintenance Leadership.

  • Follows up with the Supervisors to ensure work orders are returned at the proper time and for level of completeness.

  • Uses the CMMS to develop a file of standard work orders for regularly recurring repair jobs based on historical experience.

  • Reviews with the maintenance Supervisor the actual labor expended versus estimate in order to determine corrective measures needed to improve accuracy or quality of work.

  • Makes recommendations for system improvements.

  • Maintains records and files and prepares accurate control reports.

  • Lead job/outage as required.

  • Lead follow-up meetings to capture learning from crafts/operators and capture improvements in procedures.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Must be a good listener and willingness to learn.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be well organized and works well with the crafts and vendors.

  • Must have respect of their customers.


A little about us:
Alcoa is a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, innovating multi-material solutions that advance our world.

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