Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Raleigh, North Carolina  /  South Atlantic  /  Full Time

About CAI
CAI is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1996 that has grown to nearly 600 people worldwide. We provide asset induction and maintenance program creation associated with operational readiness as well as asset performance improvements, maintenance work optimization and reliability associated with operational excellence to FDA regulated and other mission-critical industries.
Please check CAI out on Glassdoor to get a better perspective on our culture. We are extremely proud that our employee owners and others have given us so many 5-star ratings.
Meeting a Higher Standard
Our approach is simple; we put the client’s interests first, we do not stop until it is right, and we will do whatever it takes to get there.
As owners of CAI, we are committed to living our Foundational Principles, both professionally and personally:
We act with integrity
We serve each other
We serve society
We work for our future
With employee ownership, one person’s success is everyone’s success; we work diligently to accomplish team goals. We place Team Before Self, demonstrate Respect for Others, and possess a Can-Do Attitude (our core values). That is how we have grown exponentially.
Employment Benefits
Our full time positions offer competitive compensation and benefits which include: up to 15% retirement contribution, 24 days PTO and 5 sick days per year, health insurance at extremely low cost to employee, financial support for both internal and external professional education as well as 70% long term disability paid for by the company.
You will have an opportunity to work with recognized subject matter experts allowing YOU to be a key player in bringing lifesaving therapies to market. As part of our company culture, we invest in YOUR future, and commit to hands on certifications as well as professional training. Our collaborative culture ensures that our customers benefit from exemplary work across our entire range of professional services.
Requirements include
Position Description:  Under limited supervision, the Lead Planner/Scheduler is responsible for developing maintenance plans and schedules for their assigned area. The plans must take into consideration any special tools that are required, environmental considerations, manpower availability (internal and external), equipment availability, work permits and materials (stocked and non-stocked). Lead and support the planning/scheduling team through effective communication, guidance and general oversight.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support as necessary during maintenance scheduling activities.
Provide planning for corrective (non-emergency), preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance activities and calibrations for the Manufacturing areas. Planning includes developing and clarifying the scope of work, coordinating the manufacturing windows, evaluating the resource and load balancing and the spare parts (stock and non-stock materials).
Develop a weekly schedule for Maintenance Technicians. Organize the planned maintenance work schedule to optimize for time.
Develop standards for repetitive jobs, historical job estimates and track craft/crew back logs.
Create and maintain the Calendar to manage all PM’s over one year cycle
Responsible for the Shutdown (planned outage) schedule and coordinating with department personnel and production areas
Engage others by communicating with impact, encourage teamwork through collaboration, drive for results by ensuring accountability, establish strategic approach by clarifying what matters most, lead change through continuous improvement, demonstrate self-awareness by enhancing personal leadership, develop capabilities by growing talent
Work proactively with other functional areas (Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, etc.) to prioritize business needs and maintenance requirements.
Position Requirements:
Strong communication skills. Able to effectively lead cross-functional meetings and effectively engage management.
Strong CMMS background (SAP preferred)
Strong computer skills including Microsoft office.
Proactively looks for opportunities to educate group and external departments.
Able to influence within the organization and provide leadership to the team
Ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic and diverse environment
Must be knowledgeable with respect to the operation and maintenance of the manufacturing equipment and components.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of manufacturing equipment and process, using blueprints, equipment manuals, specifications and standard operating procedures
Use proper judgment when deciding about the scope of work for any corrective work order.
Posses good mechanical knowledge and skills
Coordinates and prioritizes maintenance related issues with managers, manufacturing, maintenance technicians, QC, supply chain, CMMS, cleaning, and QA personnel.
Other Requirements:
·         Excellent oral and written English is required
·         Able to travel domestically and internationally if required 
·         Able to work (paid) overtime 
·         Able to work in the US without sponsorship now or any time or in the future



(Varies by Country, Below is a General Overview)

  • 100% Employee Owned
  • 24 Days PTO/5 Sick days per year + Additional Holidays depending on Country
  • Medical / Dental / Vision (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Professional Development (Approximately $5,000 paid career-related, continuing education)
  • ESOP/401k – 15% Company Contribution
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Parental Leave (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • No Layoffs in Company History
  • Other Benefits Depending on Country