Canadian Trainco Seminars
Canadian Trainco presents

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Reduce Maintenance Costs by Better Planning with Your Existing Workforce!

Course Description/Agenda

In an ever increasingly competitive marketplace, the maintenance department is routinely asked to keep equipment running longer, with fewer failures and at lower costs.  The planning and scheduling functions are critical components to make any maintenance program run with the new expectations.

This course provides the fundamentals of planning and scheduling required for any successful maintenance program. Effective Maintenance and Planning will provide students with real world applications, the principles behind the programs and specific techniques to implement your own plan.

In addition to defining the roles and responsibilities of the scheduler and planner, students will learn how to sell management teams on the importance of these roles and how to gain the cooperation and understanding of purchasing, operations and engineering.

By the end of this seminar, students will be able to go back to their facility and immediately apply what they learned to help make their plant or facility more efficient. Training like this never costs - it pays!

Who should take this course?

This seminar is a must for anyone who is involved with maintenance at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you�re not sure you�ll fit in or will benefit from the class, don�t worry - you will! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include...

Maintenance, Operations & Purchasing Managers & Personnel in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Utilities
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Shopping Centers
  • Office & Apt Buildings


  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Operations Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Production Managers

Training Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will receive a personalized American Trainco Certificate of Completion and 1.6 CEU�s (Continuing Education Credits) approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas indicating that he or she has learned how to:

  1. Understand the Role & Duties of a Planner
  2. Understand the Role & Duties of a Scheduler
  3. Measure the Work Performance of Your Team
  4. Identify Different Maintenance Management Approaches
  5. Learn How to Sell Scheduling & Planning to Management
  6. Understand the Support System Required for a Successful Program
  7. Learn to Work with Purchasing, Operations & Engineering
  8. How to Develop Priority Systems
  9. How to Deal with Emergencies in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
  10. Reporting & Benchmarking for Maintenance Efficiency
  11. How to Control Backlog
  12. Identify Critical Path Methods for Maintenance

Course Outline / Agenda

I. The Maintenance Process Overview

II. Planning Maintenance Time

III. A Look at World Class Companies, Principles, & Metrics

IV. A Look at Other Industries

V. Maintenance Work Process Flow

VI. The Planning Process

  1. Work Approval Process & Validation
  2. Effective Validation
  3. Categorizing Work Requests
  4. Developing Criteria
  5. Work Request Approval

VII. Work Order Detail

  1. The Walk Down Process

VIII. Creating a Detailed Job Plan

  1. Gathering Required Information
  2. Downtime Requirements & Details
  3. Contractor or outside service Requirements

IX. Maintenance Scheduling

  1. The Scheduling Process Overview
  2. Pre-Meeting Organization
    • Planned work order listing
    • Detailed job plans for high priority work orders
    • Contractor requirements
    • Shutdown requirements
    • Current production schedule
  3. The Scheduling Meeting
  4. Prioritization
  5. The Scheduling Meeting
    • How to schedule
    • Priorities
    • Equipment Availability
    • Labor Utilization
    • Final Schedule creation
    • Use of Timelines

X. Maintenance Metrics

XI. Continuous Improvement Techniques & Methods

What You Will Take Home

  • American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered in the class.
  • Personalized Training Certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for attending this two-day seminar, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas.
  • All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.


More Seminar Information

Canadian Trainco
Canadian Trainco Seminars

Delivery Method

On-Site Training On-Site Training

Also Available As

Seminar Seminar

Add to favorites Add to favorites
Email Email this page

On-Site Training
Information Request Form

Please complete the form for more information and/or a quote for this on-site class.




City and State


Number of students:
(at least 10 for consideration)

When do you want to hold the

How long would you like for the

Additional comments to trainer:

We value your privacy!