Sr. Planner

Requisition Number:  9940
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Hopkins, SC, US, 29061

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

Provide maintenance planning, scheduling, reporting, and coordination of P.M. functions, expediting parts, materials, tooling and arranging for manpower in assigned area.

Your Day to Day:

  • Responsible for maximizing the effective use of the maintenance budget for his/her assigned areas
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling and prioritizing the maintenance workload in assigned areas
  • Must assure the availability of all resources including originating requests for equipment, manpower, parts and tooling to avoid erratic work schedules including scheduling work orders for department shutdowns and extensive rebuilding/overhauling of equipment and facilities
  • Responsible for implementing the deficiency tagging and repair program for his/her assigned areas including prioritization of repairs, readiness of the repair, and scheduling of repair
  • Responsible for planning corrective maintenance and project modifications in accordance with WM-008, Work Order Planning, requirements
  • Responsible to maintain records of repair history, parts usage, labor hours, procedures, design changes, scheduled P.M. frequencies, etc., through the use of manual and computerized work order systems
  • Coordinates and gathers information from stores, purchasing and cost accounting to provide summaries of labor, parts, and other incurred maintenance costs
  • Monitor these costs and make recommendations to the appropriate budget manager on how these maintenance costs can be effectively minimized
  • Coordinates activities of maintenance contractors
  • Coordinates maintenance planning activities across the Maintenance department
  • Support of the Work Management T-week process
  • Provide technical leadership in planning and scheduling functions
  • Provide extensive knowledge in the functionality and operation of the site Computerized Maintenance Management System

What you need to be successful in this role: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must have 5 years experience in maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Must have a strong background in at least one of the maintenance crafts and a working knowledge in at least one other craft
  • Developing plans that are flexible enough to cover unexpected contingencies
  • Schedule maintenance manpower for all crafts and contractor labor. Emergency repairs of equipment must be expedited on short notice using available personnel, vendors and contractors
  • Analyze historical data and recommend  changes to increase the effectiveness of maintenance program on individual equipment
  • Gaining consensus of staff managers, department managers, and or department supervisors concerning matters that involve disrupting production for essential maintenance
  • Be able to respond to the lack of readily available tools and materials
  • Incumbent must use persuasive techniques in dealing with staff managers, department managers and department supervisors to achieve consensus in gaining necessary down-time of operational equipment - critical to production output - to insure longevity of the equipment and minimize the life cycle costs of production assets by completing necessary repairs or predictive/preventive maintenance
  • Incumbent must be able to communicate various needs and requirement to management, contractors, and vendors in both written and verbal form
  • Incumbent must be able to persuade Maintenance Planners to share knowledge and workload to optimize planning function

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

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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