The Maintenance Planner is accountable for the planning of corrective, preventative, predictive and outage related maintenance tasks for internal and contractor personnel. The Maintenance Planner ensures that maintenance tasks are performed in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. The Maintenance Planner ensure that work is planned in accordance with all environmental, regulatory and safety standards. This involves: identifying the steps necessary to complete the work, the hazards associated with each step, required parts, special tools, additional resources, permits, and safety precautions.  The Maintenance Planner also ensures continuous improvement by reviewing completed Work Orders to identify opportunities for improvement.  This may include updating existing job plans or creating new job plans.


  • Work safely, following OSHA and Enviva Standards and Work practices
  • Planning Work Orders as prioritized by the Asset Owner which includes:
    • Searching the Job Plan Library to determine if an existing or similar job plan already exists
    • Performing a field verification and reviewing the Work Order with relevant operations and maintenance personnel to confirm the scope of the work to be performed
    • Identifying and documenting on a Job Plan:
      • The steps necessary to complete the Work Order
      • Hazards associated with each step and the necessary safe work practices and permits to mitigate the hazards
      • Materials, services, and special tools necessary to complete each step
      • Special skills and labor resources necessary to complete each step
      • Ensuring that a Management of Change has been approved, when required, and that actions from the implementation plan have been included in the Job Plan as necessary
      • Maintain an up-to-date work backlog in the CMMS
      • Assist in ensuring the facility has an accurate equipment listing and that each asset has an accurate Bill of Materials
      • Create and revise quantitative preventive maintenance procedures as directed in accordance with OEMS 4.2 Proactive Maintenance and Integrity
      • Entering requests for services, equipment, and parts required to complete Work Orders in the procurement system
    • Reviews completed Work Orders to identify opportunities to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of:
      • Job Plans in the Library
      • Equipment Listing
      • Bill of Materials

Breakdown of Essential Duties:

  • 85%
    • Developing detailed job plans including the labor (type & quantity), materials, tools and work procedures for repairs, alterations and preventative maintenance to facilities and equipment to meet the objectives of the work request.
    • Monitoring non-scheduled work for possible corrective actions through PM or routine inspections.
  • 15%
    • Completing Maintenance Administrative tasks including providing plant support and training, updating equipment hierarchies, PM generation, etc.
    • Maintaining equipment manuals and BOMs for equipment. Maintaining the job plan database.
    • Compiling data and generating required reports for monitoring personnel and department performance against established goals.
    • Generating reports as required for corporate review.


  • H.S. Diploma
  • Familiar with predictive maintenance technologies including: vibration, ultrasonic, thermal imaging, and non-destructive testing methodologies
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint including embedding photographs and drawings
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and technical documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communications skills (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of precision maintenance techniques including:
    • Fasteners – demonstrated knowledge of fastener grades, proper torques, use of anti-seize and/or Loctite (or similar products)
    • Pumps
    • Valves
    • Hydraulic systems – knowledge of troubleshooting hydraulic systems
    • Cylinders – ability to determine if a cylinder needs to be refurbished
    • Gearbox – knowledge of minor maintenance operations such as lubricate, replace seals, and replace speed reducer assembly
    • Drive Assemblies – knowledge of how to perform complete alignment of motor to a driven end including mounting to base plate and proper shimming; use of laser alignment, belt tensioning, and dial indicator tools; diagnose root cause of wear on sheaves, sprockets and couplings

Preferred Qualifications - What Will Set You Apart

  • Associate degree with four (4) years of relevant experience or a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in maintenance-related applications.

Working conditions

  • This is an outdoor manufacturing environment and associates will be required to work in various water conditions including, temperatures above 100 degrees and below 32 degrees.
  • Associates will occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces as a result of weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.

Physical requirements

  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift items above shoulders occasionally. 
  • Ability to push, pull and lift items up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.

Travel requirements

May seldomly be asked to travel to other manufacturing facilities to provide expertise and assistance, or to attend training.


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