Equipment Purchasing Planner

Customer Supply Coordinator, Expeditor, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Specialist   More Names
Materials Coordinator, Materials Planner, Operations Coordinator, Operations Specialist, Planner, Production Control Planner, Senior Production Planner, Supply Chain Coordinator, Supply Chain Technician, Supply Technician, Transportation Coordinator

Equipment purchasing planners use software to forecast and track organizational needs for new equipment and major supplies, from buses and train cars to construction materials and tools. They supervise the work of assistant equipment planners and sometimes administrative staff, and report to the supervisor of equipment planning. They are responsible for strategic planning and analysis, and may be responsible for budgetary or fiscal responsibilities as well.

Equipment purchasing planners are decision makers and their decisions have a significant impact on co-workers and company results. Their work involves contact with others, through face-to-face discussions, as well as electronic mail and telephone conversations. Their work is structured, and they usually work with a work group or team. Equipment purchasing planners should understand policies and procedures related to public transportation equipment planning and have good computer, strategic planning, math, supervisory, and communication skills.

Employers prefer individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field. The majority of equipment purchasing planners have a bachelor's degree, but more than one-in-ten has a master's degree. Employers usually expect equipment purchasing planners to have a considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience. Depending on the level of the job and size of the agency, employers may require up to five years of relevant experience. Click on the "get qualified" tab above to see available educational programs in your area.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
2% - Little or no change
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $35,770 - $59,560    Hourly: $17 - $29

Note:  There may be opportunities for overtime work and overtime pay in this occupation.

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High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

2% - Little or no change
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $35,770 - $59,560

Hourly: $17 - $29