Planner/Scheduler (CMMS, CCMS, SAP) (S3565)

Website Lenox Executive Search


12+ month contractual onsite role. Seeking 3+ years of Planning/Scheduling work experience with a GMP industry.

Lenox Executive Search is seeking an experienced Planner/Scheduler to fill an 12+ month contractual role with a global pharmaceutical company in Framingham, MA. Must have working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Computerized Calibration Management System (CCMS) and/or SAP.


  • Minimum of 3 years planning/scheduling or related work experience.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Computerized Calibration Management System (CCMS) and/or SAP.
  • Experience working for a maintenance organization in a cGMP Biotech/Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of quality management systems.
  • Customer service oriented, works well with internal and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College or University Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance of a modern pharmaceutical facility.
  • Knowledge of industrial and manufacturing equipment with the ability to help coordinate building shutdowns.
  • Ability to identify potential safety hazards, LOTO requirements, and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.
  • Journeyman level or higher experience in designated craft.
  • Experience with risk based PM development and current predictive maintenance technologies such as infrared thermography, vibration analysis and ultrasonic testing.
  • Experience in a Enterprise Asset Management System.


  • Takes a lead role in all matters related to asset management, PM program and planning and scheduling of preventive and unscheduled maintenance activities.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Maintains the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to plan and schedule work orders, preventive maintenance activities, material lists and asset management.
  • Receives all work orders from requesting departments and end-users. Assess work request and makes decisions regarding response time and level of planning activities based on priority of requested work.
  • Adapts to changing production needs and prioritizes work among conflicting schedules and expectations.
  • Identifies and leads projects to improve maintenance productivity, safety initiatives, and work quality.
  • Develops maintenance work packages by evaluating work orders for required permits, action notices, job steps, spare parts, tools, labor and opportunities for efficiencies.
  • Ensures estimate for time required to perform work activities are accurate for the purpose of establishing a schedule.
  • Utilizes reports to optimize schedule and level loading of resources.
  • Works in a collaborative team environment and interacts with other departments such as Engineering, Facilities, Validation, Quality, Manufacturing, and Metrology.
  • Team member or lead for special projects as assigned.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for work order management, asset management and PM program.
  • Supports MSM activities such as audit requests and CMMS training.
  • Meets with production to finalize equipment availability and schedule upcoming maintenance activities.
  • Develops and maintains work plan library and job scope sheets.
  • Utilizes maintenance reports/metrics to manage incoming and future work activities.
  • Assists in the coordination and scheduling of building and utility shutdowns.
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