Maintenance Scheduler

Job Location US-IL-Decatur
# of Openings
Direct Hire


We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Scheduler!


  • Evaluate discretionary work and determine if feasible.
  • Schedule appropriate Maintenance work groups coordinating with production leaders to improve labor resources. Group work orders together that can be planned and worked as a single order to minimize planned downtime and prevent multiple LOTO and prep work.
  • Confirm priority and date needed/wanted.
  • Review, validate and document schedule breakers. Initiate schedule breaker work including defining the specific requirements to maintenance/operations supervisor and planners.
  • Ensure equipment is ready for maintenance when scheduled.
  • Work with planners to review work order backlog and ensure jobs with highest priorities are planned in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure scheduling basis includes an appropriate amount of preventative maintenance work versus corrective work and backlog age.
  • Review Maintenance schedules to ensure they meet the needs of the production unit.
  • Act as liaison between production and Maintenance.
  • Maintain strong line of communication on status of completed work orders and findings.
  • Supports the Maintenance Planner ensuring that all routine maintenance activities appropriately planned (resources, parts, tooling) and scheduled (with Production and Maintenance) so that the work progresses in a safe, efficient and repeatable manner.
  • Reviews work orders for planned work, scheduled start date and released status, ensuring the work orders to meet resource requirements, materials and tooling requirements
  • Using Maximo CMMS, properly sequence all work order activities, assets, resource requirements into a daily (24hr) schedule which will be utilized by the day and night shift front line supervisors to facilitate orderly execution of all repair activities.
  • Maintain a minimum of a seven day rolling maintenance scheduled based within the current weekly schedule.
  • Update the planner daily on uncompleted work orders requiring rescheduling.
  • Prepare monthly report which clearly details schedule compliance, maintaining the historical trend.






  • Two-year technical degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology is preferred
  • Training and experience in industrial electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic applications.
  • Training and experience in process controls and instrumentation applications.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with our CMMS (Maximo)
  • Detailed understanding of a Manufacturing Plant Operation and Maintenance.
  • Requires work in various plant conditions.




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