Material Planner

Company Name:
Nebraska Public Power District
Material Planner Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Material Planner located in York . Summary of Job duties : Supports the materials planning process by identifying and locating the specific replacement materials to meet the original equipment manufacturers requirements and interacts with vendors to arrange for on-site vendor support. Act as consultant for T&D; to identify alternatives for substation equipment. Provides point of contact for T&DT;&D; to address issues identified on service bulletins and service upgrades for substation equipment. Essential Functions of Position: A. Responsible for researching, analyzing, and specifying materials required to maintain substation equipment needs in the areas of Work Orders including Preventative Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Bill of Materials (BOMS) configuration, and obsolete materials. B. Responsible for identifying equipment for material master development where required to support planning and execution of substation work orders. C. Develop and maintain BOM in SAP for substation equipment. D. Liaison to T&D; vendors and suppliers resolving materials issues including costs, obsolescent, and availability concerns. E. Arranges for vendor on-site support of substation department needs. F. Responsible for supporting the needs of T&D; Engineering department in development of engineering design changes by working with the Design Engineers, Asset Management, and Project Managers to identify components needed to facilitate substation design upgrades. G. Responsible for observing schedule requirements and providing feedback to Planner/Schedulers, Project Managers, and Substation Supervisors, as needed, when material issues that will impact schedule implementation are identified. H. Responsible for reviewing/establishing Min/Max and economic order quantities to support T&D; required stocking levels and meet T&D; inventory goals. I. Responsible for ensuring material needs in support of Preventative Maintenance (PM) work tasks are met as required to support the PM program and the Asset Management department guidelines. J. Review existing equipment inventory for possible reduction from elimination of assets. K. Communicate well with internal and external customers and provide outstanding customer service. L. Provide to the District Substation Manager as requested. Qualifications: Education and Training: o Associates degree in Electro-Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical Technology, or an associate degree or certificate of completion from an approved community college or correspondence school in a related field. Licenses and/or Certifications Required: o None Prior Related Experience: o Minimum of 5 years utility experience or 5 years working with related procurement and/or with work management processes preferred. o Applicants, hired external to NPPD, will be placed into the T&D; Substation Technician Progression Program based on previous experience and education. It is required to complete the Apprentice and Substation Technician levels of the progression program within 30 months, or longer with Substation Manager approval. Competencies that should be demonstrated: o Safety: Ensures adherences to safety procedures, reviews planned work to understand safety consequences; follows safety issues and addresses safety violations. o Knowledge and Skills: Understands and applies job-related knowledge and skills; keeps up to date with equipment knowledge; understands, stays informed of and applies organizational information including practices, policies, and procedures. o Attention to Detail/Quality: Evaluates problems effectively for relative importance; completes tasks thoroughly and accurately; processes and documents significant amount of detail; reviews work to detect errors and oversight; identifies more effective work methods; focuses effectively on work to avoid errors. o Responsibility: Complies with rules and policies; follows established procedures; accepts responsibility for own performance; follows through on commitments; maintains required knowledge through qualification and certification; makes errors and problems known for resolution. o Planning and Organizing: Makes efficient use of time; plans and organizes own or others'' work; determines resources needed to accomplish objectives; approaches work methodically and systematically; works to establish schedules or plans; develops and maintains tracking systems. o Communicating: Expresses self verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and understandable manner; communicates effectively; listens carefully. o Initiative: Acts independently within scope of authority; seeks opportunities for action; does not require close supervision; is self-directed. o Customer Service: Recognizes others as customers; understands and responds to customer needs; strives to meet customer needs; processes customer feedback. o Adaptability/Flexibility: Adjusts readily to multiple demands, shifting priorities, rapid change, and unexpected events; remains calm, effective and even-tempered in high-pressure circumstances; maintains composure under unpleasant or difficult circumstances; readily accepts change as part of continuous improvement. o Teamwork: Works with others to achieve goals; places team goals above personal goals; recognizes the value and contribution of team members. o Analytical Skills: Identifies and determines when deviations can lead to problems; recognizes symptoms of problems; systematically identifies possible causes of problems; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; suggests solutions to eliminate cause and prevent recurrences. o Personal Leadership: Makes timely decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty; identifies information necessary to make decisions; provides guidance and direction to others; monitors progress of others; leads by modeling effective behaviors. Salary Information: : $26.04 - $32.88 Resumes will be accepted through July 16, 2014 Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, training opportunities and more. If you have any special needs requests, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District. EOE: Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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