Job Description

Open Loop Energy is a leading company in the Hydraulic repair and heavy equipment parts service industry, specializing in the production and distribution of industry leading solutions and repairs. As we continue to expand our operations, we are looking to hire a Project Planning Technician who will play a crucial role in optimizing our workflow and ensuring the timely completion of projects.

Key Tasks:

  1. Collaborate with project managers to develop detailed project plans, including milestones, tasks, and resources.
  2. Monitor ongoing projects, ensuring they adhere to timelines and budgets.
  3. Use project management software to keep track of project progression and report potential setbacks.
  4. Coordinate with different departments, ensuring resources are available and allocated.
  5. Help in setting project goals, defining project scope, and identifying potential risks.
  6. Review project documents, like contracts, to ensure every detail is factored into the planning.
  7. Provide regular updates on project status to stakeholders.


  1. Advocate for best practices in project management, ensuring the consistency and quality of projects.
  2. Proactively identify potential project roadblocks and work with teams to find solutions.
  3. Ensure all projects are compliant with industry standards and company policies.
  4. Train team members on the use of project management tools and techniques.
  5. Oversee the maintenance and updating of project documentation.
  6. Assist in the development of project budgets and financial projections.
  7. Foster collaboration among cross-functional teams to ensure smooth project execution.

Work Activities:

  1. Leading project planning sessions with cross-functional teams.
  2. Using technology to track project progress and report findings.
  3. Conducting risk assessments to identify potential project challenges.
  4. Collaborating with financial teams to ensure projects stay within budget.
  5. Participating in regular project review and update meetings.

Technology Skills:

  1. Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, ERP, MieTrak).
  2. Familiarity with hydraulic system design and diagnostic tools.
  3. Competence in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel for tracking and forecasting.
  4. Knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools for reviewing system designs.
  5. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.


  1. In-depth understanding of project management methodologies and best practices.
  2. Familiarity with hydraulic systems, components, and their applications.
  3. Sound knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation.
  4. Awareness of industry-specific regulations and compliance requirements.
  5. Understanding of the hydraulic distribution and repair market dynamics.


  1. Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities.
  2. Effective communication skills for liaising with various departments.
  3. Analytical mindset with problem-solving aptitude.
  4. Team collaboration and leadership abilities.
  5. Attention to detail with a focus on project optimization.


  1. Capability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  2. Ability to adapt to shifting project needs and timelines.
  3. Strong decision-making ability even under pressure.
  4. Commitment to continuous improvement and learning.
  5. Capacity to inspire collaboration and efficiency among team members.

Industry-Specific Certifications (advantageous but not mandatory):

  1. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
  2. Hydraulic Systems Specialist Certification.
  3. Advanced training or certification in hydraulic system design.
  4. Certified in Risk Management (CRM) for project planning.
  5. Certifications from leading hydraulic equipment manufacturers.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and retirement plans.
  • Opportunities for career growth within a rapidly expanding company.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment that values innovation and teamwork.


Salary Range: $20.00 – $35.00 per hour


If you’re ready to take your career to the next level by leading a dynamic production team in a cutting-edge hydraulic repair facility, we want to hear from you! Join Open Loop Energy and play a crucial role in delivering top-quality hydraulic solutions to our clients worldwide.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume or other supporting documents through Indeed for consideration.

We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to the Open Loop Energy team!

You can apply by:

· Filling out the online application on Indeed: