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Planner Scheduler

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

**About Abbott**

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Scarborough, ME currently has an opportunity for **Planner Scheduler.** In this role, you will administer the Facilities Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and work order process. Coordinates work requests with Supervisors, Maintenance Coordinators, Team Leads, Technicians, Engineers, Project Managers, internal, and external stakeholder to support projects and daily and long-term operations.


+ Receive/review/enter work orders into the customer facing workorder system and CMMS; determining urgency and priority status and updating/correcting descriptive content and trade assignments as needed. Using established criteria, assign estimated completion time and trade identification to all work orders.

+ Coordinate with Supervisors, Maintenance Coordinators, Team Leads, Engineers, Project Managers, and others to determine priority and assign work orders. Assist Team Leads in assessing skill level matches what is necessary to complete the task.

+ Primary CMMS system contact and interface.

+ Initiate specific work orders and instructions regarding the handling and installation of manufacturing and research equipment.

+ Support the scheduling and assignment of Preventative Maintenance (PM) Activities as required which includes initiating new PM activity work orders.

+ Create and maintain monthly work order activity reports for management.

+ Maintain vehicles and service records.

+ Order maintenance supplies, tools, and equipment as needed to support upcoming projects and scheduled maintenance.

+ Assist/responsible for identifying replacement systems and coordinating test and trial programs with potential suppliers and/or work directly with software developers to identify, develop, and build new, enhanced systems.

+ Responsible for keeping the CMMS System database up to date, accurate, and in audit ready condition. Add/Delete assets and develop the Preventative Maintenance schedule for all new and existing facilities assets.

+ Represent the Facilities organization during Regulatory audits by providing an accurate delivery of PM records.

+ Assist with Training and Development activities to Maintenance Team as it pertains to the use of Service Now and the CMMS system.

+ Assist in developing and sustaining the inventory management program.

+ Assist/responsible for scheduling contractor service management activities resulting in improved vendor performance.

+ May visit job sites prior to assignment for complex or project designated work sites to evaluate trade staffing and material and equipment needs.

+ Primary contact and customer interface for on-going contact with internal customers for work order questions, issues and scheduling. Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. May be responsible for identifying and implementing quality, process and service improvements.

+ On-going and/or special project interfacing with Internal Customers, Vendors, Contractors, Employee Health Services (EHS), Move Add Change (MAC) Team members, Telecommunications, etc.


+ High School Diploma or general education degree (GED), or equivalent combination of education and experience.

+ 5+ years’ experience in the planning/scheduling environment.

+ Familiarity with formal preventative maintenance programs.

+ Familiarity with CMMS.

+ Audit experience

+ Perform other duties as assigned

+ Ability to multi-task, sort and prioritize workload.

+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

+ Ability to work with minimal supervision and make independent decisions.

+ Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

+ Ability to assess and define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

+ Ability to comprehend written, graphic, and quantitative information.

+ Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

+ Must demonstrate strong computer skills.

+ Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in a wide range of units using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

+ Experienced in 5S, FDA documentation, and any other quality program preferred


+ Experience working in a company operating under ISO, FDA, or similar quality systems or regulations


+ At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

+ A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Manufacturing roles only)

+ Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Manufacturing roles only)

+ **Training and career development** , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

+ **Financial security** through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

+ **Health care and well-being programs** including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

+ **Paid time off**

+ **401(k)** retirement savings with a generous company match

+ **The stability of a company** with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Planner Scheduler

Full time
Scarborough, ME

Published on 04/16/2021

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