Planner, Maintenance

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Carrollton, GA, US, 30119

Company: Southwire Company LLC

 A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Location: [[SCUPP, Carrollton, GA]]

Southwire Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Planner    
Location: SCUPP, Carrollton, GA
Supervisor (Title): Reliability Maintenance Manager

1.    JOB PURPOSE:  

The maintenance planner role delivers the routine planning services required to sustain a proactive culture for all individuals performing maintenance functional tasks.  Key aspects of this position include:

    Ensuring that qualitative maintenance plans and job packages are prepared to facilitate execution of preventive and corrective maintenance activity.

    Prioritizing safety and environmental considerations through job safety analyses, method statements and identified permitting requirements.

    Establishing an adequate backlog that supports the plant’s scheduling efforts.

    Monitoring of planning accuracy to continuously improve planning for repetitive jobs.

    Contributing to the asset Bill of Material (BOM) development to increase planning and job execution efficiencies.

    Maintaining a library of job task lists that provides easy access and identification of repetitive work planning.

Job Description


Major Responsibilities / Key Deliverables    % of Time

Accountable for development of job plans that identify safety hazards, permitting requirements, special tools and equipment, and required PPE.     10%
The job plans created by the planner will breakdown critical task that include types and number of craft resources, contractor requirements and internal and external material requirements.    15%
Builds a ‘ready to be scheduled’ backlog with time requirements assigned to job tasks to support weekly maintenance scheduling.     15%
Prioritizes job development based on asset criticality and customer prioritization of work.      10%
Supports the strategies of maintenance planning, scheduling and execution:
a)    Planned work is more efficient than unplanned work.
b)    Pre-developed work plans are more effective than just in time work plans.
c)    Scheduled work is more cost-effective than reactive maintenance.
d)    A flexible workforce is key to minimizing the number of crafts involved in a planned activity and the number of handoffs between crafts.    15%
Assists in contractor coordination and performs service entries of completed services.    5%
Performs requisitioning as part of the planning activity.    < 5%
Assists in development of preventive maintenance plans for all applicable plant assets.    5%
Manages all corrective and preventive job plans / task lists to ensure readiness for scheduled and unscheduled recurring work opportunities.    5%
Serves as a local master data manager within the plant SAP PM environment.    < 5%
Creates bills of materials (BOMs) for plant assets.    < 5%
Serves as a SAP PM subject matter expert for the plant.    < 2%

Job Description


Individual must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a craftsman while developing an understanding of the work management process.  Individual must have computer skills related to planning and scheduling of work and have skills for estimating labor, materials, tools and equipment to perform maintenance work. Must be able to prioritize workload based on customer needs.  Prior experience working within the SAP PM environment is highly desirable.


Job Description

4. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  List any information not included in the previous answers that is important to know about the position.


•    Ensures job plans are prepared so that the scheduler has a backlog when creating the weekly schedule.
•    Develops improved work methods and procedures to continuously shorten production downtime and increase overall productivity of the workforce.
•    Develops and maintains a repetitive job plan archive:
­    Updates job plans after analysis of current plan effectiveness.
­    Audits job plan archives and purges any obsolete plans.
•    Updates bill of materials as needed.
•    Ensures work packages are comprehensive prior to assignment.


•    Attends weekly scheduling meetings with the operations and maintenance supervision, along with the assigned scheduler. 
•    Schedules contractors with special skills to support weekly schedules.


•    Monitors contractor spending.
•    Analyzes work orders.
•    Reviews stores inventory and recommends changes.
•    Provides input for the preventive maintenance program by identifying repetitive equipment failure.
•    Recommends sources for planned equipment and supplier requirements.
•    Determines causes of planned time and cost variances and takes action to improve.
•    Provides estimates for the maintenance budgeting process.
•    Assists in resolving part obsolescence or substitution issues.

Performance Measures

•    Asset Availability
•    Daily Schedule Compliance
•    Ready to be Scheduled Backlog
•    Weekly Schedule Attainment
•    PM Schedule Compliance
•    Planning Accuracy, Cost and Hours
•    % Jobs Planned
•    Maintenance Costs, Actual vs. Budget.


Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Plans and Aligns
Balances Stakeholders
Action Oriented

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta