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Maintenance Planner

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Devens, Massachusetts
Start date
Nov 16, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. Youll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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Plan maintenance and metrology work in support of Devens-based Biologics Manufacturing and Cell Therapy Operations Business Unit. This includes maintenance and metrology planning of work and maximizes efficiencies and availability of manufacturing equipment, associated critical utilities and related facilities at optimal cost and under required conditions of quality, safety, and protection for the environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determines the scope of the work requests including clarification of the originators intent and assigning appropriate priority to facilitate effective deployment of resources.

  • Together with Maintenance/Metrology and Subject Matter Expert (SME) plans a general strategy of the work.

  • Plans all works ensuring equipment availability and that work orders have Materials, Labor, Special Tools, Safety Permits etc. defined. Progresses the Work Orders through the proper status according to the workflows and practices.

  • Responsible for management SR and create the Work Order related to the plan work.

  • Responsible for the planning of all Asset Management work with robust plan that includes EHS permits, tools (including special tools or tools that need to be coordinates, like scaffolding), Parts/Material, among others, before any work is sent for scheduling.

  • Plans a general strategy of the work (such as repair or replace) and includes a preliminary procedure if there is not one already in the file and Creates the Work Order in the CMMS.

  • Assists in the evaluation of the current procedures and recommend changes to optimize the maintenance/metrology/stockroom inventory program.

  • Develops revised and review related SOPs or job plans/work plans for work related areas.

  • Plans Major and Minor Site Outages minimizing the Impact to Operations.

  • Keeps the communication to the stakeholders updated with the information on when their requests will be executed.

  • Manages maintenance workload to match available manpower and equipment availability avoiding Manufacturing Interruptions with PMs performed by internal or external resources.

  • Analyses the Feedback to Planner resulting from executed Work Orders with the result of improving continuously the Job Plans delivered to the Technicians and ensures prompt correction in CMMS system.

  • Ensures Job Plans are current and to apply the proper Preventive, Predictive Maintenance procedures.

  • Develops and/or revise related SOPs or job plans/work plans for work related areas.

  • Responsible for Planning metrics and KPIs.

  • Work within a team environment with other Site Engineering functions, including Engineering and Plant Engineering in a matrix organization.

  • Supports all Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) initiatives.

  • Customer Service is key in this role and sustain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Maintains close communication to key stakeholders in relation to the planning work.

  • Support non-conformance investigation thoroughness with appropriate and timely CAPA implementation. Ensure compliance with plant safety regulations and environmental regulatory requirements.

  • Support NOEs, NTRs, QEs and Audit responses according to established due dates.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Knowledge of maintenance, operations and engineering generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S., in engineering, a related discipline, or its equivalent.

  • A Minimum 4 years experience in one of the following fields: Clean Utilities Operations/Maintenance, Biopharmaceutical Process Equipment Maintenance, Experience with the alignment of Manufacturing Schedule with the Maintenance Schedule.

  • Experience in developing and following up on contracts with outside vendors in the performance of maintenance and/or metrology activities.

  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and changing business environment.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills are critical.

  • Working knowledge of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), such as Maximo, MP2 or similar.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, database management.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with all employees at all levels.

  • Project management, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to perform well in a team-based environment.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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