Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you to learn at your own pace, allowing more choices with your learning opportunities. The Cement Institute is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates an interactive and hands-on knowledge applicable directly to your plant.


Start Date: March 25, 2024



This Course is scheduled to be available on the following date(s):


A 3-week modular course is designed to give the course attendee a solid understanding of the planning and scheduling system’s completed cycle.

The training aims to Identify and understand necessary known and unknown information towards the completed cycle of the planning and scheduling system. Throughout the course, the lectures are supplemented with exercises and case studies, allowing the participants to relate the course material to their cement plant facility and, as a result understanding the changing needs of cement producers and how to tailor solutions to meet those needs. Optimizing output, improving efficiency and reliability while keeping production costs to a minimum comprises some of the topics covered in this course. The course consists of theoretical classroom training, exercises, case study, and work sections.

The Maintenance Planner’s function is to improve the productivity and quality of the workforce by anticipating and eliminating possible delays through the planning, scheduling, and coordination of maintenance resources, parts, materials, and access to equipment. This role informs the maintenance manager or engineering manager. Responsibilities include planning and coordination of all planned maintenance activities carried out at the plant.

The maintenance planner is responsible for working with maintenance and operations personnel to plan, schedule, and track regular and routine preventive maintenance for critical production equipment. The maintenance planner also works closely with managers of other departments and external resources to offer planned long-term maintenance results such as major kiln shutdowns.


Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the course is to identify the Maintenance Planner’s function as a critical player within the plant activities.

Planning responsibilities include; research, the scope of work, estimation of material and labor requirements, preparation of task instructions, identification of tool and equipment requirements, and preparation of a list of materials for work.

  • Evaluate, create, and implement preventive and predictive maintenance tasks for new and existing equipment.
  • Work together with the maintenance assistant and maintenance supervisors to ensure parts and equipment are ordered on time, promptly, and with the specified quality.
  • Create purchase needs for planned work, as necessary.
  • Research and precise definition of the scope of work requirements.
  • Organize the necessary parts, equipment, services, and information for all preventive maintenance activities.
  • Develop work lists and provide detailed instructions required to execute the work, assisting in preparing work materials for mechanics and electricians, according to the planned job.


Who is this course for?

This course is primarily geared to all maintenance staff personnel with a focus on the preventive maintenance area. Future managerial persons, whether from maintenance or production, may also benefit significantly by participating.

Attendees will develop new skills, expand existing skill sets, gather new technical knowledge of the different areas, and improve their planning and programming knowledge through the various exercises and case studies and visits to the plant.

Individual responsibility is vital for reaching usable technical conclusions and presenting their results to obtain a course certificate.


Learning Path

Topic 1: A refresher of general plant safety overview

Topic 2: An emphasis on special Hazards During the Cement Production Phases


Topic 1: Maintenance Management

Topic 2: What Affects Maintenance

Topic 3: Maintenance Management Strategy

Topic 4: Maintenance Policies

Topic 5: Maintenance KPIs

Topic 6: Changing the Maintenance Culture from Reactive to Proactive


Topic 1: Work Order System

Topic 2: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Topic 3: Preventive Maintenance

Topic 4: Predictive Maintenance


Topic 1: Introduction to Plant Maintenance SAP

Topic 2: Lubrication Management

Topic 3: Maintenance Management Application

Topic 4: Spare Part Management

Topic 5: Root Cause Failure Analysis


Topic 1: Quarry and Crushing

Topic 2: Pre-Homogenization

Topic 3: Raw Mill

Topic 4: Preheater Tower

Topic 5: Rotary Kiln

Topic 6: Coolers

Topic 7: Cement Mills



A unique combination of theoretical and practical skills throughout this course will be learned, which will help you develop and execute the concepts and technical knowledge acquired in the daily maintenance activities. The following downloadable materials are part of the course to enhance and facilitate the participants’ learning experiences.

Participant manual: Include the key concepts, definitions, and activities presented in this course.

Work section book: Provide learning activities and hands-on practice – case study and exercises. Solutions are included after each training is completed. Certification is achieved by completing a satisfactory level of exercises, quizzes, and final exams for each module.

The course is conducted online, allowing students flexibility (within three weeks) to complete all modules. Students should expect to spend more than 6 hours per week and some additional time for private reading/study. A computer with Internet access (broadband recommended) and email will be required.


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