PM Planner & Reliability Technician

PCI Services Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

I. Essential Functions:

This position is located at PCI's half-million square foot, northeast Philadelphia packaging plant housing over 60 pharmaceutical-grade packaging lines. The main functions of a Preventive Maintenance Planner are equally split between three related areas: (1) planning preventive maintenance, (2) modification and updating of preventative maintenance procedures for production equipment, (3) training of the on-site mechanical staff.

The successful candidate must be able to drive the business to 100% preventative maintenance compliance while efficiently organizing and continually improving maintenance procedures within a centralized maintenance system. The Preventive Maintenance Planner should be able to evaluate existing systems and processes and recommend improvements, upgrades and replacements with limited supervision.

II. Specific Duties, Activities, and


A PM Planner & Reliability Specialist will perform the following activities under limited supervision.

  • Scheduling Preventive Maintenance work with Production Scheduler.

  • Create work orders, assign parts, close work orders, creating new assets and schedule in JDE (JD Edwards ERP system). Includes maintaining the data integrity in JDE.

  • Audit the PM program compliance and schedule adherence.

  • Audit the PM task execution with recommended instruction in regulated PM forms.

  • Coordinate and issue corrective maintenance work to maintenance team.

  • Working with Central Parts to ensure all replacement parts are available.

  • Ensuring Preventive Maintenance work is done properly and timely.

  • Ensuring PM documentation is done correctly and timely.

  • Recommending changes and updating PM program tasks and frequency as needed.

  • Updating/creating PM Forms and SOPs as required.

  • Responding to all downtime caused by equipment breakdowns.

  • Analyzing the root cause and implementing short and long term solutions.

  • Driving a goal of high 95% equipment reliability.

  • Driving projects to extend the lifetime of equipment.

  • Developing and maintaining maintenance metrics.

  • Providing necessary training for mechanics.

III. Position Requirements:

Education or Equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in production equipment maintenance and facilities maintenance.

  • Pharmaceutical and/or food packaging background preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Fully competent in the use of JDE or other Oracle based ERP system.

  • Experience with pharmaceutical packaging equipment such as Blister, Pouch, Bottle, and Bio machinery.

  • Knowledge in predictive analysis and predictive maintenance a plus.

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written form).

  • Effective at leading project teams and interfacing with operations personnel.

  • Fully competent in the use of MS-Office - Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point.

  • Must possess and demonstrate motivational and leadership qualities.

  • Must possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Must be well organized along with being detail and multi-task oriented.

  • Knowledge and experience in cGMPs desirable.

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and other improvement techniques a plus.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
(List any special requirements to be able to perform job)

  • Must be capable of lifting and moving equipment with a weight of 40 pounds or less mainly at waist height

  • Standing/Walking -- 100% of time

  • Kneeling/Crouching -- 30% of time

  • Pushing/Pulling -- 30% of time

  • Reaching -- in front 50% of time and overhead 10% of time

  • Must be capable of using mechanical and electrical tools

  • Must be able to read/write and understand basic English in order to meet FDA quality and safety requirements

Business Environment:

Office and Production floor environment.

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