Ref No.: 18-12822
Location: Ridgefield, New Jersey
The Maintenance Planner / Scheduler is a dedicated role with the function of planning and scheduling work tasks to complete Corrective, Preventive, Predictive, and Inspections activities on cGMP, non-cGMP, utilities, and structural assets and systems. Plans the job and creates a work plan or job package that consists of what work needs to be done, how it will be done, what materials, tools, or special equipment are needed, and estimates time and skills. Planners work closely with MRO Stores and Purchasing personnel to ensure timely delivery of previously identified materials and parts for tasks. Utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and / or Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM) as the main tool to plan and schedule work. Maintains electronic records and files essential to the meaningful analysis and reporting of maintenance related matters. Schedules work activities with asset owners, managers, and supervisors while working closely with lead technicians. Coordinates and prioritizes work in accordance with site procedures. Responsible for managing backlog, work order aging, and Preventive Maintenance compliance as well as gathering and reporting assigned metrics.
Core Responsibilities:
Act as the principle liaison between Maintenance, Process Utilities, Engineering, and Manufacturing to complete maintenance and repair activities
Act as the central source of information concerning maintenance work and equipment repair
Initial screening of incoming work orders, priority of job, identification of scope, and analysis of the required level of planning
Ensures all applicable work order fields are accurately populated
Walks down job to determine task requirements
Identifies specific hazards associated with job
Estimates required hours, crafts, and skills needed to perform the job
Provides the technician with the appropriate level of detail in order to complete job safely
Determines if an equipment Change Request is required
Ensures all equipment and tools are ready prior to job start
Create and maintain BOM's
Maintains an appropriate backlog level
Gathers the necessary engineering or equipment documentation to facilitate job completion
Write clear and concise work procedures
Identifies all parts required for tasks
Creates purchase requisitions
Assists the Storeroom function with kitting
Create, publish, monitor, and report on weekly work schedules
Coordinates contractors for routine and non-routine work
Act as cross-functional team member for site initiatives
Assist with the creation of scheduled shutdown project plans
Compiles and delivers reports from the sites Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to support QA, QAE, and Manufacturing

Excellent communication, organizational, and presentation skills
General knowledge of other related trades
Proven knowledge of general and process utilities, i.e. water for injection and purified water systems, clean steam generators, steam boilers, air compressors, switchgear and electrical distribution
Direct experience with cGMP, OSHA, and EPA environments
Well-versed in CMMS / EAM environments
MS Office applications
Working knowledge of pharmaceutical / biotechnical manufacturing processes
Ability to understand and interpret drawings, and technical documentation
Experience working within a cross-functional team
Ability to independently determine when additional internal or external resources are required
Consistently deliver outstanding customer service
Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and tact