Maintenance Planner

Requisition Number:  3498
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Blairsville, PA, US, 15717

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.



Senior Maintenance Planner - Blairsville, PA 


Your day to day: 

Our Nuclear Fuels business line is seeking a Maintenance Planner for its Specialty Metals Plant (SMP) located in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.

The employees of SMP manufacture zirconium-alloy tubing products used in nuclear fuel assemblies for Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel, our licensees, and other customers worldwide. At our facility, we use state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection systems to meet the exacting standards and demanding tolerances required by our customers.

The Maintenance Planner works with the technical team and equipment owners to develop the scheduled maintenance programs and processes for the production facility to minimize impact on production by providing a safe operating environment by planning installation, maintenance and repair of machines, tools, equipment and utility systems.

The planner pre-evaluates the need for replacement parts and places orders.

The incumbent plans for interruptions in work and develops backup plans to minimize the interruptions for the production facility.

The planner ensures that all accounting and supply chain procedures and policies are followed in relation to performing his duties.

The Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Supervisor will work together with Operations (their customer) to meet present and future goals.


In this position, a Maintenance Planner can expect to be responsible for the following:

•    Lead the planning process both in future planning and review of completed work.  
•    Plan maintenance work orders, repairs, servicing and efficient functioning of all machinery and equipment in a plant. 
•    Determine the technical documentation that will support the crafts. Technical documentation will include drawings (PID, flow charts, etc.).
•    Managing maintenance data collection and information gathering to more effectively provide the planned maintenance service in future utilization of SAP_PM or similar software.
•    To keep operating equipment in the condition to deliver full design duty (reliability), to insure plant and equipment run properly when it is required for operation, to correct equipment and machines when the design duty cannot be achieved and then return them to design specification, and maintain assets most profitably for the life of the organization. (Life cycle profit)
•    Organizes training and provides appropriate documentation of training for experience in SAP_PM.
•    Prepares Technical Documentation to include drawings (PID, flow charts, etc.), specifications, Spare parts list,
   Critical operations OEM manuals and update the work-order status in CMMS.
•    Supports the written safety program that facilitates continuous improvement in the severity and frequency of accidents, resulting in no lost-time accidents and ensuring the safety of all employees. Individual must comply with all safety standards or rules set forth by the Company.
•    Promote safety by building safety principles into the maintenance plans.
•    Enforces safety policies by conducting inspections and counseling subordinates as applicable.
•    Upholds requirements while reaching future goals of Predictive and Preventive Maintenance.
•    Other duties may be assigned.
•    Must be able to work overtime which could include weekends and backshifts.
•    Back-up to Maintenance supervisory personnel.

Who you are: 
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in industrial manufacturing and/or a Bachelor's degree in electrical, instrumentation, or mechanical engineering. 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
•    Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Computerized Maintenance System, (CMMS).
•    Knowledge with computerized drafting skills preferred.
•    Ability to work with mathematical and trigonometry.
•    Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial and legal documents.
•    Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
•    Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•    Individual must be able to work productively within a team environment.
•    Individual must be accurate and trustworthy with a positive attitude and embracing of change in a dynamic manufacturing environment.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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