Maintenance Planner


Neenah Foundry Co.
Neenah, WI

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

High School Diploma Education
5+ years Experience

Job Summary

The maintenance planner supports the maintenance efforts through job planning, parts procurement and resource allocation. The position is responsible for providing a safe operating environment by planning installation, maintenance and repair of machines, tools, equipment and utility systems. The Maintenance Planner works with Maintenance Management to schedule maintenance programs and processes for the production facility to minimize impact on production.

Apply Now



Edu & Exp



  • Create and maintain work order requests
  • Maintain evolving preventative maintenance documentation based on crew feedback, OEM documentation and historical trends
  • Track equipment condition and performance.
  • Perform downtime analysis
  • Track department performance (safety, PM completion rate, work order backlog, etc.)
  • Create parts requisitions
  • Maintain “where used” data base for stocked items
  • Develop and maintain “critical parts” inventory
  • Facilitate downtime work coordination meetings
  • Post and distribute downtime work plans for maintenance and production management
  • Serve as parts expeditor, coordinating activities with maintenance, purchasing, vendors and stockroom
  • Provide reports as requested by maintenance managers
  • Manage active spare parts inventory, removing obsolete items from stock.
  • Participate in weekend maintenance supervisor rotation
  • Ensure parts are available for scheduled work activities and staged for access prior to project start date
  • Supervise plant janitorial staff
  • Coordinates contractor activities, including safety documentation

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to connect with diverse groups of people
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, with ability to promote cross-functional team work
  • Well developed leadership and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and develop trust among team members
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures, as well as industrial maintenance and electrical concepts
  • Ability to identify and define problems through data collection and draw logical conclusions based off this information

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp
  • High School diploma or GED, along with minimum five (5) years’ experience in an industrial maintenance or industrial electrical environment required
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field highly desired
  • Ten (10) years' previous experience in an industrial maintenance or industrial electrical environment preferred
  • Previous experience with automated time and attendance or employee labor scheduling system a strong plus

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Up to 5%.

Candidates for positions with NEI, Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-hire background check, and drug screen. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.