Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Maintenance Planner

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Maintenance Planner, are to: 


 • Job Planning:  Research, identify, scope, and estimate materials,
 parts, labor, tools, equipment and external suppliers for maintenance
 task instructions.  Update SAP maintenance plans with job plans.
 • Spare Parts:  Ensure parts are available for maintenance plans,
 unplanned repairs and plant shutdowns through coordination with
 Maintenance Spare Parts group.  Create part requisitions as required for
 maintenance plans.  Update SAP BOM and Component list with revisions.
 • Shutdown Scheduling:  Develop, coordinate and execute plant
 maintenance shutdown schedules with MS Project using Gantt charts,
 critical path analysis and resource leveling.  Update and schedule
 progress during shutdowns, identifying critical path impacts, delays,
 acceleration, and compression.  Communicate schedule progress at
 shutdown meetings with tracking schedule.
 • Resource Planning:  Schedule, and coordinate maintenance work for
 all maintenance crafts including electricians, mechanics,
 instrumentation, HVAC, painting and carpentry as well as external
 vendors.  Attend weekly resource leveling meeting to coordinate
 resources for planned work.
 • Ensure safety considerations are given top priority in work order
 planning. Define safe work procedures, best practices, PPE, tools, and
 equipment for preventative maintenance.
 • Partner with Maintenance Operations, Technical System Owners, and
 Production to plan and schedule preventative, corrective and calibration
 maintenance work orders.
 • Hold weekly planning/scheduling meetings with Maintenance
 Operations, Technical System Owners and Production Managers to determine
 short and long term priorities as well as routine maintenance and
 • Ensure complete and accurate records within SAP for parts, labor
 and maintenance plans.  Update maintenance plans with actual labor to
 continuously improve estimated resourced tasks.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


 Associates Degree and  8+ years' Work Experience (or Military
 Equivalent) or Bachelor's Degree 6+ years' Work Experience
 or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Certification in a planning / scheduling field;  PMI-SP, AACE-CST, AACE-PSP, IFMA-CFM,
 4 + years maintenance planning and scheduling
 • Expert knowledge of maintenance, calibration and repair
 procedures, pharmaceutical plant operations, equipment schematics,
 manuals, procedures, process and instrumenation diagrams to develop job
 plans and schedule plant shutdowns
 • Excellent written and verbal skills.
 • Documented knowledge of cGMP's, ISO Standards and industry best
 • Proficient: MS Windows, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Powerpoint.
 • Expert:  MS Project and SAP.
 • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate technical
 information effectively.
 • The position requires working independently and therefore must be
 self-motivated and self-directed.
 • Technical Knowledge:  Must have significant breadth of bio-
 pharmaceutical drug substance and drug product manufacturing,
 engineering, safety, equipment, tools, labor resources, spare parts,
 quality systems, maintenance methodology, and critical path scheduling.
 Significant depth and specialized techniques for, planning, coordinating
 critical path schedules and maintenance job plans in MS Project and SAP.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: CA-Berkeley
Functional Area: [sap_fa_2]
Entry Level: 5