Senior Planner

Location: 

Raleigh, NC, US, 27617

Company:  9290-FCX Performance, Inc

 

 

The Senior Planner reports directly to the Team Manager or Director.  These positions are exempt. Up to fifty percent travel may be required. 

 

Expectations:

The role of the Planner is plan/ schedule calibration and maintenance technical service activities while striving to minimize downtime of production, R&D, QC, and/or associated departments. Expectations include reviewing, estimating and sourcing parts, resources and time required for calibration and maintenance work orders (Preventative and Corrective). Assures technical specifications, standards, safety, and change control requirements are approved prior to scheduling. Define weekly calibration and maintenance work schedule and get "buy-in" from stakeholders and/or manufacturing coordinators and/or supervisors.

 

Responsibilities / Assignments:

Planner

The Planner will support the onsite service delivery teams to ensure supplies are available when needed.  In addition, the Planner will:

  • Coordinate and plan required technical aptitude for the client/project/job.
  • Evaluate and plan time factors respective to the calibration or maintenance event at hand.
  • Provide evaluation and research on the technical execution requirements to plan work orders and job tasks.
  • Communicate with Technicians or Specialist with technical requirements to complete the job at hand.
  • Plan and schedule Test Standards to the technical requirements of the procedure required.
  • Provide assistance to Storeroom and/or Operations, ordering, inventory control, and communication.
  • Provide ongoing suggestion for improvement. 
  • Assist with updates to production plan and schedule for assigned range of products.
  • Provide maintenance of material, recipe and bill of material master data in conjunction with purchasing, marketing, production and finance departments.
  • Coordinate with purchasing and warehouse and materials management to ensure critical materials/parts shortages are actively tracked and resolved.
  • Perform critical material tracking and recovery to ensure that customer on-time deliveries are achieved.

 

Senior Planner

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Senior Planner will ensure timely production and availability and could be assigned to manage storeroom operations and be involved in kitting of parts. S/He will work cross-functionally with Operations and R&D teams to understand demand, understand demand for manufacturing plants and capabilities, and communicate accurate parts/kits/services for availability dates. The Senior Planner will ensure all facets of the material plans are executed in a timely manner and within company policies and procedures.  In addition, the Senior Planner will:

  • Manage storeroom operations and potentially a planning team.
  • Own and champion planning process, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Create and own production plan and schedule for assigned range of products.
  • Responsibility for inventory management and metrics
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the ERP system production planning modules, Maximo, SAP, EAM or equivalent.
  • Setup and maintenance of material, recipe and bill of material master data in conjunction with purchasing, marketing, production and finance departments.
  • Own and implement the order promising process in order to provide a single point of contact for Storeroom and availability of information.
  • Provide oversight and coordinate with purchasing and warehouse and materials management to ensure critical materials/parts shortages are actively tracked and resolved.
  • Perform critical material tracking and recovery to ensure that customer on-time deliveries are achieved.

 

 

Skills Required:

  • Understanding of the technical requirements of calibration and maintenance principals with an ability to deal with complex processes and procedures.
  • Ability to perform calibrations when needed.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) experience is required.
  • Experience with diagnostics, blood products, clinical chemistry or infectious diseases are strongly preferred.
  • Experience using an ERP system and MRP modules required (preferably Maximo). Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, respond to deadlines, problem-solve and lead multi dept. task teams.
  • Ability to think systematically, strong problem solving and system knowledge.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required to successfully interact with cross functional teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are relied upon in all areas of responsibility.
  • Must be highly flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is required.

 

 

Experience & Education Required for Senior Planner:

 

BS in Engineering/Life Sciences or equivalent training plus four (4) or more years of planning experience in an ISO, cGMP manufacturing environment; or the equivalent combination of education, military, and/or experience. Extensive technical calibration and maintenance execution experience is preferred.

CPM and/or CPIM certification is also preferred.

 

 

PCI is proud to serve pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and clinical research industries nationwide by providing calibration, commissioning and consulting solutions.  At PCI, calibrations are performed by highly technical, cGMP/GLP-trained personnel who are knowledgeable in quality guidelines enforced by the FDA, EPA and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. PCI is an FCX Performance Company and a Subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT); a leading industrial distributor that offers more than 6.5 million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.

Applied® provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our customers.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


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