Maintenance schedulers are typically in charge of planning and scheduling maintenance for company equipment and premises. This position includes several other responsibilities as well, including communicating with relevant departments, overseeing daily maintenance operations, ordering new parts as needed, and creating maintenance schedules. Additionally, maintenance schedulers must attend required meetings, help develop solutions to maintenance delays and cost overruns, and fill out any needed paperwork. They may suggestions for improvements to maintenance processes and regulations as needed.
The planning process requires excellent communication skills, as well as an understanding of logistics and resource management. Individuals in this position communicate regularly with managers, maintenance workers, and colleagues in other departments. Often, the maintenance schedulers reports to a maintenance manager or supervisor. This position is primarily office-based, though maintenance schedules may occasionally be required to directly oversee maintenance.
A bachelor's degree is often required for this position, although some employers may allow experience as a substitute for education. Relevant professional experience is generally needed as well. Depending on the type of company, there may be additional requirements; for example, an industrial company may require certifications in (and knowledge of) relevant equipment.
Maintenance Scheduler Tasks
Coordinate downtimes and schedules, communicating safety and other needs.
Document work orders, parts, and tools needed for maintenance and repairs.
Schedule and conduct maintenance, review performance, and increasing inspections if situations warrant.
Analyze equipment and costs to identify areas to reduce expenses.