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(Mechanical/Weld) Maintenance Planner PV

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


With supervision and technical guidance, the Maintenance Planner develops, maintains and completes Maintenance work packages, Design Change work packages, to comply with plant licensing documents, regulatory commitments, Technical Specifications, preventive maintenance and equipment qualification programs. Provides technical guidance and work process support to maintenance technicians. Interfaces and assists various departments with the development of permanent and temporary design changes, with the identification of material required for these changes, and assists in the resolution of technical discrepancies and work process implementation issues. Participates in plant system teams in developing plant modifications.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma/GED plus completion of applicable apprenticeship program or five (5) years applicable trade experience; OR AAS degree in Engineering or related physical science plus three (3) years experience in maintenance, engineering or nuclear plant operations as a technician, engineer or operator; OR Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related physical science from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year experience in maintenance, engineering or nuclear plant operations. Must meet requirements to enter Security protected and vital areas of the Radiological Controlled Access (RCA) areas.


Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are conditions of employment at PVGS.

Major Accountabilities

1) Correctly translates engineering output documents into maintenance output documents while maintaining the design basis of the plant in accordance with the design configuration documents.


2) Develops maintenance output documents, specific work instructions and retest requirements to provide instructions to plant personnel to support troubleshooting activities, corrective maintenance and design change implementation per UFSAR, technical specifications, approved vendor recommendations, engineering output documents, and environmental compliance guidelines to ensure safe and efficient operation of Palo Verde.


3) Interfaces with Engineering, Operations, Radiation Protection, Maintenance and other groups as required to prepare maintenance instructions and resolve technical problems to support the 12-week schedule, emergent/urgent work, short notice (SNO) and refueling outages.


4) Participates on special projects, training programs, investigations, and corrective actions to expeditiously achieve the desired results when requested.


5) Conducts daily work activities in accordance with the Planner standards and expectations which include daily interface/communications with Planners and front line work groups.


6) Performs 10CFR50.59 applicability determinations to ensure maintenance output documents do not change design configuration.


7) Develops and maintains a high level of awareness concerning Licensing issues, Industry Events (OE), and Palo Verde Design Basis.


8) Attends training for technician level activities as appropriate to support the front line work groups in the field to obtain outage and non-outage scheduled goals.


9) Determines required material/vendor services and prepares applicable procurement and vendor contract requests to ensure cost efficiency in support of maintenance and design change packages for planned outages and online work activities. Supplies procurement engineering technical field information to ensure that correct parts are procured. Initiates new APN requests for new procurable and obsolete equipment/components.


10) Initiates Plant Change Packages (PCP) to ensure the Site Work Management System (SWMS) database reflects the as-built plant configuration.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Generating Stations (PVGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:
This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from: 

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.
  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.


*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need. 

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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