Maintenance planners plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities. In the forest products industry, you could find yourself managing the maintenance of a large sawmill or a pulp and paper mill. You will also find yourself directing a team of people with a wide range of skills. And as a maintenance manager you, will work closely with mechanical engineers and other technical staff.
Maintenance planners usually have to complete a college in electrical or mechanical engineering or in another discipline related to building maintenance. Or they can be required to have an equivalent combination of technical training and experience in building maintenance. Several years of experience as a facility supervisor overseeing operations or maintenance are usually also required.