Equipment Maintenance Planner

Equipment Maintenance Planner

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Buffalo, New York
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Tesla is currently recruiting for a motivated and accomplished Equipment Maintenance Planner that will support the Solar Glass Roof and Power Electronics Maintenance and Production Engineering Teams.


Display a positive attitude and practice strong work ethics that reflects the mission, philosophy and goals of Tesla.

Lead the job or work planning process. (Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually)

Identify labor, materials, tools and safety requirements for maintenance work orders.

Reduce cost of maintenance while improving service, minimize downtime and interruptions to overall operations, apply technical and maintenance experience to analysis of each job.

Support spare parts management.

Kit materials for jobs requiring materials from spares.

Communicate job plan to the Sustaining Supervisors and/or Technicians prior to start of the work.

Communicate and collaborate with Production Operations Team to optimize scheduling and ensure critical equipment needs (Preventative Maintenance, Corrective Work, Safety Updates, etc.) are accounted for in the build planning process.

Manage Work Order backlogs, Track work order aging, and communicate planned and ready backlogs to Supervisors and Techs.

Liaison between Maintenance, Production Ops and Engineering.

Support other projects as needed by management as business needs change.


Bachelors or Associates Degree in Engineering, Technology or related program, and or equivalent in work experience.

Evidence of Exceptional Ability. 

Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with equipment maintenance planning in a high volume manufacturing environment.

Previous experience as a Maintenance Technician or Engineer in a high volume manufacturing environment.

Proficiency with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). 

Experienced reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, electrical schematics. 

Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite, Word, PowerPoint, with a significant emphasis on Microsoft Excel.

Previous experience with ERP/MRP Systems. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.


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