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Lilly Maintenance Planner/Scheduler (Day Shift) - $3,000+ Sign-on Bonus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.


We are looking for a talented, experienced individual to join our company as a Maintenance Planner. As part of our team, you will schedule routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance throughout our manufacturing facility, using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Additionally, you will enhance processes across the entirety of our organization, working closely with all departments to determine needs, schedules, and priorities for maintenance personnel. As a planner, you look for opportunities to understand points of failure and eliminate chronic maintenance needs, increasing efficiency across the entire organization.

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Effectively communicates with all area equipment owners, supervisors, craftsmen, and customers to ensure all preventive, predictive and non-emergency corrective maintenance is planned to maximize craft time utilization and minimize downtime to operations.

  • Assists in creation and helps maintain maintenance job plans for all preventative, predictive, and non-emergency corrective maintenance, showing the sequence of steps required, required materials/tools, number of man hours required, safety precautions, required PPE, etc., needed to successfully schedule and complete each job.

  • Completes detailed analysis of required labor and spend needed to complete preventative, predictive, and non-emergency corrective maintenance over various intervals (weekly, quarterly, annually, etc.) and shares this with maintenance management regularly.

  • Interprets performance data and develops periodic reports summarizing department progress toward implementing and executing the maintenance program.

  • Work closely with maintenance supervision to assist in understanding of staffing requirements to ensure all maintenance work needs are met.

  • Maintain and monitor all due dates for all preventative and predictive maintenance to ensure 100% compliance.

  • Assist with delivery of new assets as it relates to job plan creation, spare parts, and timing of PMs to align with overall annual schedule, as well as understand and communicate the impact of required labor and spend to maintenance management.

  • Works closely with Project Managers to determine availability of maintenance crafts to assist in delivery of new assets and capital projects.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 5 years work experience in maintenance (plant and /or reliability).

  • Good PC skills with ability to use excel and other tools to analyze data

  • Experience in maintenance business processes and Maximo CMMS. Power user in one or more areas of CMMS use, with ability and desire to develop in all CMMS uses.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing a high level of customer service

  • Ability to work with or lead a cross-functional team with multiple crafts and skillsets

  • Ability to influence others to obtain business results.

  • Demonstrated learning agility.

  • Successful candidate will frequently work independently and, as such, must be a self-starter and capable of working with minimal daily direct supervision.

  • Good documentation practices

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all HSE Corporate and Site Goals

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Minimum 2 Years of Maintenance/Automation Experience

  • Technical degree is a plus

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Must be able to speak, read and write English at a sufficient level to communicate technical and business information effectively.

  • Must be able to effectively use business software programs, such as, Maximo, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite and other required software programs.

  • Must be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Experience working in a GMP/regulated envirnment

Additional Information:

  • This position is for day shift, M-F, 8 hours.

  • May be required to respond to off-hour call-in and emergencies.

  • May require overtime during peak periods or when additional coverage is required.

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