Penske Maintenance Workforce Planner in Romulus, Michigan


The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler will promote safety, quality and reliability in all activities conducted by the maintenance team. Improve the work force productivity and work quality by eliminating in advance potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of labor, parts and materials. Responsible for the planning and scheduling of all maintenance work performed in all facility areas. Maintain appropriate records and files to permit the meaningful analysis and reporting of results of work done. Meet production deadlines, maintain cost control goals, complete daily duties, and other duties assigned. This position will make recommendations to management on the priority order for maintenance job completion. Decisions will impact the operational performance of the location, based on the maintenance required. This position will resolve complaints related to the completion of projects and preventative maintenance. Discretion and judgment are required in the development of project plans, determining the resources required and priority of the projects. This position has the authority to direct the work of maintenance technicians.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Receive, review and screen all work order requests to ensure their work scope is clearly described.

  • Check orders to ensure the priority is realistic and provide practical lead time, cost and other coding for accuracy. Check authorization of order is correct and approved.

  • Create a proper work order for all the approved and needed requests. If the need is questioned and the not readily resolved with requesting departments, refer the work order requests to the Maintenance Manager for approval.

  • Obtain blueprints, drawings, instructional manuals and special procedures, as needed, from files or job packets in order to clarify the intent of the work orders.

  • Examine unplanned work orders and determines the best way to accomplish the work. Consults with the Maintenance Manager for approval.

  • Meet production deadlines, maintain cost control goal.

  • Work closely with Purchasing clerk for timely delivery of parts and equipment.

  • Identify and obtain determinable materials, entering materials needed on the work order(s).

  • Ensure safety needs are given a top priority in work planning.

  • Estimate each work order showing sequence of steps, the number of technicians and required labor hours for each step. Lists any special tools or equipment needed.

  • Estimate cost for each work order in terms of direct labor, materials required and total costs.

  • Maintain backlog of work orders awaiting scheduling and unplanned work orders, with any delay codes.

  • Avoid waste and misuse of product and materials.

  • Use reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.



  • 3 years of Maintenance and/or maintenance planning experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Intermediate computer skills

  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and organize work based on changing and challenging deadlines.

  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with a focus on customer service.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with associates, staff & senior management.

  • Ability to respond effectively to changing demands.

  • Ability to diagnose situations and make good adjustments in a timely manner.

  • Maintenance experience, operational experience and knowledge of systems (WIN, IT etc.)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, and Access)

  • Mechanical or Engineering Degree preferred.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 260,000 vehicles, employs more than 29,000 people, and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and

warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 15520 Wayne Rd Romulus, MI

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Romulus

Job: Administrative

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Administrative

Req ID: 1810547