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Maintenance Planner


Solon, OH, US

REQ ID:  32492

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title: Maintenance Planner

Shift:  1st

Location: Solon, Ohio

Some Daily and weekend overtime will be required.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • B.S. degree in Engineering preferred, will consider other fields of study and/or combination of education and experience.
  • 3 years of experience in a Manufacturing or Maintenance, & Engineering function preferred.
  • Maintenance Planning experience required, including planning and coordination of maintenance activities, taking into account production schedule and other standard activities related to maintenance planning (budget, safety permits, coordination with other operational areas, tracking of maintenance KPI's, etc).
  • Computer skills and knowledge of various CMMS software (SAP)
  • Prior store-room or parts crib experience or prior hands on skilled trade experience a plus.
  • High level of computer expertise and competence with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage parts inventory for priority equipment, manage ordering and re-ordering
  • Ability to assemble job parts kits for planned maintenance activities.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented individual who accurately records information
  • Strong understanding of mechanical processes, equipment, and electrical systems.
  • Must have continuous improvement mindset and familiarity with improvement methodologies.
  • Proactively make maintenance and repair decisions to keep the business functioning at a high level.
  • Ability to collaborate with all parts of the operation to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.



Under the direction of the Facility Manager:

  • Be the site Subject Matter Expert and overseer of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP)
  • Planning corrective and preventive maintenance work activities and associated resources such as labor, parts, equipment, and tools, to coincide with daily, weekly, monthly manufacturing operations plans.
  • Entering modifications, improvements, or additions made to manufacturing, utilities, and/or other support area equipment into SAP
  • Providing SAP data integrity guidance for team members. Provide support and training to insure meaningful and comprehensive information is available.
  • Manage work orders, documentation, and assets within SAP
  • Verifying that planned and unplanned work is complete, logged, collected for future evaluation.
  • Analyze data, generating and distributing critical metrics and trend analysis reports, providing feedback to Management on potential issues and improvement opportunities.
  • Oversee storeroom and manage parts inventory.
  • Support purchasing of replacement and spare parts inventory and organization of storeroom.
  • Ensure Purchase Order and billing accuracy and tracking to meet monthly financial targets.
  • Assist Site Engineering with coordinating projects as needed (contract execution, contractor coordination, order materials, billing etc.)
  • Execute plans to insure asset reliability and overall site performance.
  • Support Contractor Safety Program in coordination with site EHS
  • Coordinate activities related to routine building maintenance and utilities; including contractors and project work
  • Coordinate with/schedule outside contractors relating to engineering related activities.
  • Coordinate plant-wide shutdowns 


All employees are expected to:

  • Adhere to and follow all company safety policies and procedures to assure commitment to 100% safe work environment.
  • Support the Lean Enterprise/25 Keys initiatives and continuously strive to improve Customer satisfaction through improved quality, reduction in waste and improved productivity.
  • Perform tasks in a quality manner to meet external and internal Customer specifications and requirements.
  • Perform in a flexible and cooperative manner toward team objectives and the goals of the company. 
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with those you come in contact within all matters. 
  • Complete all necessary documentation, electronic data entries and communications accurately and timely.
  • Maintain regular attendance and perform duties in a timely manner, arriving and departing for assignments and meetings as required.
  • Be aware of all standard procedures and practices associated with the position and work to maintain compliance.

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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