Maintenance Planner

AveXis Inc.
Longmont, CO, US
Sep 07, 2019
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science, starting with our proprietary gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, a Novartis company, is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product is a proprietary gene therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of pediatric patients with SMA. In addition to developing a treatment for SMA, AveXis also plans to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 ( SOD1 ) gene.

AveXis is seeking a Maintenance Planner who is responsible for planning work for all equipment at a Biopharmaceutical processing site. This planning will include creating equipment records, developing maintenance plans and scheduling work to coincide with the production schedule.


  • Provide technical support for Maintenance resources and Reliability Maintenance teams.
  • Handle special projects and activities as assigned.
  • Accountable for deployment and sustainability of site maintenance programs.
  • Responsible for compliance with all regulations, people safety and product quality.
  • Ensure adequate levels of technical expertise to maintain an effective operation.
  • Participate in the business planning and budgeting processes.
  • Develop short and long-term cost containment/reduction strategies.
  • Effectively work with plant production scheduling, operations, and other contracted services to achieve AveXis business goals.
  • Coordinate, communicate, and interpret policies for technicians to ensure that maintenance work is thoroughly planned, scheduled, scoped, estimated, and are properly staffed and implemented in accordance to plan.
  • Maintain an understanding of the department's strengths, weaknesses, and resources, identifying potential organizational problems and opportunities. Communicate and reinforce roles and responsibilities of the team and how they support Company/Plant/Department strategies.
  • Analyzes work orders by size, urgency, skill set, location, complexity, and available manpower; and assist operations teams by issuing work orders in a sequential flow to individual technicians or work teams. Coordinates the engagement and direction of appropriate subcontractors.
  • Provides regular statistical reporting to the management team and client showing quantities evidence of the productive use of the work force.


  • Comprehensive administrative and technical background attained through Associates degree in Manufacturing Technology or equivalent experience.
  • 4-6 years' related experience.
  • Broad exposure to several technical disciplines, such as power transmission, lubrication technology, and electrical/electronic control systems.
  • Maintenance experience in a technical capacity with biopharmaceutical processing equipment including; bioreactors, filtration systems, fillers, Clean Room Air Systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other applicable computer software.
  • Experience with CMMS Maintenance and Materials Management functionality.
  • Experience in developing maintenance plans for both preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Experience in Reliability Centered Maintenance Techniques and application to manufacturing equipment.
  • Extensive experience in Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques and application.
  • Experience participating in the budget process (creation and delivery).

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. #LI- JB1

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.