• Maintenance Planner

    Job Location US-NC-Mooresville
    # of Openings
    Contract to Permanent (Full Time)
  • Overview

    Responsible for leading the development and implementation of a computerized equipment reliability maintenance system. The system will focus on increasing preventative and predictive maintenance (PM and PDM) while reducing reactive maintenance. This position is responsible for improving the work force productivity and work quality. Accountable for anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labor, parts and material, tools and equipment, required permits, specialized documentation and equipment access. The Maintenance Planner is responsible for the planning and scheduling of all non-emergency maintenance work through standardized work practices.


    Implements and maintains a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for all equipment PMs, PDMs, work orders, calibrations, and reactive maintenance work. This includes but is not limited to: sending reminders for outstanding scheduled work, assigning scheduled PMs and PDMs, creating scheduled vs completion reports, and updating PMs and PDMs as needed.

    • Responsible for working with maintenance staff and OEMs to update and create PMs, PDMs, and calibrations.
    • Creates standardized work plans for routine maintenance activities. These plan will include detailed steps with photos when applicable, estimated times, materials, and costs associated with each task.
    • Responsible for managing all work orders that require planning from start to completion. The planner will be a liaison between the Maintenance Supervisor. Requestor, and Mechanic after a work order has been assigned. This includes hosting all work order review meetings with staff.
    • Studies production and operation schedules and confers with other staff and maintenance supervisors to determine when planned maintenance will least interfere with production operations.
    • Plans and manages annual outages for production equipment. This will require the Planner to coordinate all manpower, parts and materials, equipment, and access to the equipment for each day of the scheduled outage. This will be executed thought standardized work procedures year over year.
    • Estimates costs of personnel, parts, and supplies to be used during scheduled maintenance.
    • Maintains equipment information and related paperwork to include document retention, equipment library management, asset tracking, hierarchy management, and qualification documents.
    • Tracks the equipment list and updates equipment registry and equipment location moves from line to line and to/from stores.
    • Keeps an organized list of equipment and parts in storage that are out of normal maintenance stock (description and picture).
    • May perform other duties as required.


    Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    • Extensive plant maintenance background (five years minimum required).
    • Prior experience building a maintenance library for repairs preferred.
    • Proven record of effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Minimum of two years of experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System required.
    • Minimum of two years of experience managing Work Order and Preventative Maintenance life cycle.
    • Hands on experience with Preventive Maintenance Process Management required.
    • Must be able to read and interpret documents and drawings (blueprints).
    • Intermediate skill level using MS Office - Word and Excel.
    • Must be a team player.
    • Experience in a regulated environment (FDA, ISO, etc) strongly preferred.
    • Familiarity with pharmaceutical/food/confection processing, packaging and equipment and parts is a plus.


    Education and Experience

    • High School diploma required. College or Technical School course work preferred. 
    • Five years’ experience as a maintenance planner/coordinator preferred.


    Physical Demands

    • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
    • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Language Skills                                                          

    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
    • Ability to write simple correspondence. 
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


    Mathematical Skills                                                     

    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Reasoning Ability                                                        

    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills                                                          

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software, Internet software, Inventory software, Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.
    • This person must have the ability to learn and adapt to new software that may be used for the job.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    • Valid Driver's License


    Safety Requirements

    • All employees are expected to carry out their work functions in a healthy and safe manner.
    • encourage and support safe work practices at all times.
    • report and/or rectify any unsafe conditions that may come to their attention immediately.


    Personal Protective Equipment

    • Must wear PPE as required based on job duties.


    Travel Required

    • Travel is not required in this position.



    • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs and meets commitments.
    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, and participates in meetings.
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively, and able to read and interpret written information.
    • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, and puts success of team above own interests.
    • Leadership - Accepts feedback from others.
    • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality, and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
    • Ethics - Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, and upholds organizational values.
    • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, and supports organization's goals and values.
    • Judgement - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
    • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
    • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
    • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, uses equipment and materials properly.
    • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, and keeps commitments.
    • Innovation




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