PFF / B300 - Maintenance Planner


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Maintenance / General Services / Facilities
Req Id:  515780

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.


The Maintenance Planner is responsible for maximizing the efficiency of maintenance work performed by ensuring that work orders have been thoroughly analyzed to determine the exact scope of the job.  They will ensure that the necessary resources have been identified and are staged and ready for job execution before scheduling and starting work.


Primary Responsibilities for role:

  • Ensures all accepted work orders are reviewed, prioritized, and have a detailed work plan consisting of the required manpower, duration, safety procedures, tools, materials, equipment, and specifications.                                                 
  • Creates job plans for maintenance work orders that include craft skills, parts, tools, equipment, information, permits, and expertise (internal, external, equipment) required. Develops job standards to ensure work is performed within acceptable and optimal limits and meets all safety and compliance requirements.                                                    
  • Creates and maintains equipment files with standard job packages, including accurate and complete bills of material and any relevant technical information to ensure continual improvement of planned work execution.                    
  • Facilitates routine cross functional planning meetings with assigned business unit to review Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) backlog and verify work priorities for the upcoming weekly schedule.  Coordinates upcoming maintenance work with the production schedule to ensure access to equipment at the agreed upon time.                                    
  • Develops, maintains, and reports on metrics relevant to the planning process, such as schedule compliance, planning accuracy, backlog aging, and budgetary compliance.
  • Optimizes the plant Preventative Maintenance program by evaluating task lists, part requirements, and frequencies, with input from maintenance technicians, supervisors, and area engineers.                                                       
  • Coordinates with Storeroom Manager on decisions to send components out for refurbishment, minimum/maximum stock levels, addition and removal of items from stock, creation of job kits, and requests for capital spares.
  • Develops daily and weekly detailed schedules for maintenance supervisor.  Develops six-week forward plan.
  • Develops detailed schedules and tracks progress of all maintenance and engineering work to be executed during extended shutdowns in assigned areas using Critical Path Method tools.
  • Serves as chairperson for the weekly scheduling meetings.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Makes independent decisions within his/her defined areas of responsibility.
  • Provides the means to improve the efficiency of maintenance resources, lower maintenance costs, and improves plant reliability and uptime. 
  • Decides which recurring maintenance problems merit a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FEMA) or other reliability assessment. 
  • Brings off-target key performance indicators (KPIs) back into acceptable ranges.
  • Monitors resources needed to manage backlog such as contractors, overtime, etc..


This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job.  The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  Managers and/or supervisors may assign other duties as needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of plant safety, environmental, and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements related to maintenance work. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience with Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to identify errors and plan corrective methods.   


Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations or related field.
  • Typically requires 5 years of related maintenance experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility.



*Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.


Occupational Demands:

Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. May occasionally enter BioRisk Area.   Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.   Occasionally walks and stands. Occasionally bends and twists neck.  Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 25lbs. Frequently drives to site locations with occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences.  Interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues.                                               


Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.


Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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