Maintenance Planner

Maintenance Planners/Advisors ensure that the machinery used in manufacturing, refining and processing plants is in the best possible working order by undertaking a range of maintenance inspections and scheduling maintenance processes.

Personal requirements of a Maintenance Planner may include:

  • Technical, manual and practical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to undertake detailed work
  • A methodical and accurate approach to their work
  • Safety conscious

Maintenance Planners may complete the following tasks:

  • Plan and organise preventative maintenance processes such as oil analysis
  • Condition monitoring or vibration analysis
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Thermography
  • Ultra sound
  • Predictive maintenance processes like lubrication and sensory inspections
  • Periodic component replacement
  • Analyse the risk of process failure
  • Ensure that correct spare parts are stocked
  • Undertake performance measurement
  • Ensure that maintenance costs are kept to a minimum

To become a maintenance planner you usually need to complete a VET qualification in mechanical engineering, engineering technology or a related area. Various registered training organisations including TAFE/Institutes of Technology and private training organisations offer relevant courses.