Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Compensation: $22.04 - $33.06 Hourly

General Description/Information


The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler position organizes and maintains the schedule for planned light rail vehicle (LRV) maintenance activities. This position will enhance work productivity by planning and coordinating the maintenance work. This position will work at the Operations and Maintenance Center in Phoenix.

Typical duties include: Coordinate with operations and maintenance staff to effectively utilize the asset management software to schedule planned maintenance work and inspections; coordinates planning meetings with maintenance staff; estimating of labor and parts for specific maintenance work.



The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Administers and oversees the system scheduling for preventive and corrective maintenance processes and inspections, inclusive of repetitive maintenance.

Maintains data in maintenance management software system; enters, updates, and troubleshoots the scheduling system, and monitors schedule performance.

Assists with development of overhaul schedules.

Coordinates equipment (LRV) downtime.

Estimates and defines requirements for total labor, materials, special tools, equipment, and skill sets for preventative maintenance.

Understands maintenance and operations expectations of work prior to taking equipment out of service.

Distributes preventive maintenance schedules and hold list to maintenance management.

Assists with planning long range and short range maintenance activities.

Prepares work packages for maintenance directives and component evaluation for transit vehicles.

Collects drawings, manuals, diagrams and other documentation to assist with maintenance repairs and modifications.

Researches data, and analyzes information to prepare a variety of reports and/or correspondence regarding scheduling and completion of preventive maintenance and modification, labor hours, and related information.

Establishes and maintains a variety of records and files related to preventive maintenance and modification processes and activities.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Functional understanding of databases and how to utilize tool for scheduling;

Maintaining automated stock, inventory, and warranty control records;

Project management techniques and principles, including business process analysis and design of detailed process flows, quality assessment and assurance;

Principles and practices used in preventive maintenance planning and scheduling;

Computers and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management;

Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations.

Skill in:


Calculating projected maintenance dates, workload, percentages, and related data;

Understanding of mechanical and engineering concepts;

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies and the public;

Communicating technical information;

Strong analytical skills and ability to understand, interpret and, analyze data;

Strong time management and prioritizing;

Understanding, interpreting and applying rules, regulations, agency policies and procedures.


Physical Demands:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.



Associate degree in mechanics, operations management, or maintenance management or related field; and three (3) years of experience performing planning and scheduling work in a maintenance environment utilizing a materials and maintenance system OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties as those listed below.


Requires a working knowledge of SAP/EAM and a functional understanding of maintenance craft skills, tools and equipment in the areas of responsibility.

Background Investigation:

Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Arizona Driver’s License and the ability to maintain insurability under Valley Metro’s Vehicle Insurance

Additional Information