Maintenance Planner

Website Magna International

Maintenance Planner Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Planner
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Lancaster, OH, United States
Company Magna International

Company Profile

Magna International is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers and is dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. The company’s competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems, and complete vehicle solutions.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Maintenance Planner who will direct the maintenance activities and facilities operation for the division.

Oversees and monitors all maintenance/facility activities for the installation, repair, and upkeep of the machinery/equipment and plant including mechanical systems and other structures; supporting management/supervision/maintenance personnel by acting as liaison in matters regarding policy/process application, manpower scheduling, employee relations; continuous improvement related to maintenance functions and energy usage; and the contractor program.

Directly or indirectly oversees the functions of approximately 25-30 persons as well as contracted personnel.

Educational Qualification

  • Completion of College Diploma or University Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Certification of Qualification for Electrical/Millwright/Tool and Die
  • An equivalent College/University in a Technical field with a minimum of 5 years of work experience as a Weld Technician, Automation Technician

Work Experience

  • Trade license in electrical or millwright (considered a definite asset)
  • Computer experience in Microsoft Office Applications; Preventative Maintenance Program Software


  • Actively participates in scheduling meetings with production to prioritize work orders, optimum downtime windows, and necessary lead times.
  • Coordinate plant activities with the operations departments and assist with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions as required.
  • Develops programs for record retention (machinery/equipment/facility repairs), preventative maintenance, building standards, job training, etc. for the Maintenance/Facilities function.
  • Initiate, implement, and manage the plant maintenance program based on best practices in the automotive manufacturing industry, with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.
  • Participates in equipment/machinery and plant layout initiatives. Actively participates in the design and development of methods and equipment.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate contractor/construction projects.
  • Requisitions/authorizes or seeks approval on new equipment/systems.
  • Researches and obtains cost quotes for plant/facility new equipment/systems as required.
  • Responsible for short-term/long-term planning and scheduling regarding machinery/equipment maintenance optimization.
  • Tracks, analyses, and improves key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.


  • Must possess human relations skills and maturity of judgment
  • Must possess knowledge and proven skills in one of the following Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Kaizen; Project management and prioritizing

Employer’s Statement

Magna International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company hires on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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