Maintenance Scheduler

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Maintenance Scheduler is responsible for detailed maintenance scheduling of one Asset Centric Organization (ACO) production/support area at a time.  The incumbent is expected to participate as a dedicated resource within one team outside of the Maintenance Planning Group.  The incumbent is required to complete all necessary SAP PM module activities to support maintenance activities for on time completion.  The incumbent maintains, constructs, modifies backend data for scheduling software systems Orchestrate when required.  Working knowledge of all CMMS maintenance systems and Production Planning systems is expected (Orchestrate, ASPEN, KEENE, SAP, ORCHESTRATE, BEAMEX)

Key responsibilities:

  • Interacts with maintenance planners, technicians, shift leads, & work center supervisors to identify key criteria to aid in the scheduling of maintenance work.  Prioritization of work packages, plan resource commitments, verify required parts are still available after planning stage is completed.
  • Obtains timely and reliable updates of completed work from the various site trade groups for confirmation of work completions or to determine reason for inability of maintain the schedule.  Manages tracking of open work requests and work packages that have been planned and are awaiting scheduling for his/her area of responsibility.
  • Performs post-job assessments with Maintenance Planners and Technicians to refine and optimize planned labor hours, parts required, and equipment access times for future cost and labor savings.
  • Prepares, sends, and updates critical maintenance scheduling communications to team members.  Conducts meetings related to both planning and scheduling in order to ensure good communication within team.  Assists in documentation of assigned actions and follows up to ensure timely completions by others
  • Performs other duties as required to improve efficiencies of internal MPG department workflow processes, update core maintenance process SOPs, planning support of small and large scale Capital Projects (Global and local)
  • Maintains CMMS database Master data including updates to maintenance plans and spare part requirements.  Develops and maintains tracking spreadsheets to provide performance metrics and trend analysis of the maintenance organization
  • Completes all required trainings.  Delivers training and prepares training content pertaining to the tactical use of the CMMS by internal users of the maintenance system

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional teams.  Business systems and mechanical knowledge a plus
  • Embracing of changes for process improvements
  • Solid work ethic
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite applications, CMMS systems, scheduling software

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically. 

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R42827
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