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Maintenance Planner

Reference:SMC3950 Location: Carlow
Qualification:DegreeExperience:See description
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Planner

We’re currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity with a Biopharmaceutical organization based in Carlow. This is an excellent position for anyone who is looking to join a leading multinational who are one of the best at what they do.


  • Provide effective support to Production in all aspects of maintenance planning, from analysis of the work requested to determination of the actual work to be performed including tasks, task sequence and methodology. The planner will identify the required resources applicable for each task with consideration to technician skills, available labour, team size, parts, materials, special tools and equipment. The candidate will be the point of contact for all related maintenance planning matters.
  • Develop planning schedules for Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Calibrations using a Computerized Maintenance Management System. Ensure the PM plan is based on equipment and resources availability and includes estimates of costs required of operations and maintenance. Accountable for schedule adherence, ensuring continuous improvement via the use of Lean Principles.
  • Coordinate maintenance planning and preventative maintenance through completion of planned and emergency work orders, calibrations, PMs etc. Document maintenance work, including upgrades, made to existing equipment, including preventative maintenance performed and parts used, to ensure appropriate documentation and records of repair history.
  • Develop detailed shutdown plans & schedule with all stakeholders and track and report on progress during shutdown execution.
  • Establish and effectively manage relevant information management systems, develop reports, projects, timelines and correspondence utilizing many different computerized systems. Use standard systems including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP and various company and industry specific software for planning, document tracking, work order entry/tracking, procurement, manufacturing entry/reporting, etc. Ensure the steps referenced from the SAP Plant Maintenance work flows are completed including maintenance order processing, material refurbishment, develop and maintain bills of materials, maintain and improve job plan library.
  • Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports showing performance of adherence to the maintenance schedules analysing trends and proposing improvements, including corrective order backlogs, monthly scheduled PM's and calibrations.
  • Format, write, deliver and review necessary documentation in line with the standard approval process, and facilitate others to do so.

Education & Experience
  • Preerably the candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience in a similar role within a production maintenance / engineering org of a manufacturing facility (preferably GMP).
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment
  • Have an understanding of instrumentation, mechanical and electrical maintenance works
  • Motivated – starter/finisher
  • Experienced in how read P&ID’s; interpret vendor documentation and follow all site policies and SOPs
  • Have experience in working on Maintenance Systems i.e. CMMS (preferably SAP)
  • Good report writing & presentation skills

If interested in this posting please feel free to contact Seán McCarthy on +353 (0)87 798 8480 or [email protected] for further information.