B. Braun

Maintenance Planner I

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
Requisition ID
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
6:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Allentown, PA


 With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


U.S. Facilities and Operations:


Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


***This position is primarily a day shift position, with the capacity to float to second or third shift in order to cover vacations and call offs.***


Position Summary:


To effectively coordinate the business process for planned maintenance activities with production and scheduling personnel to ensure minimal down time of machines, and to support machine maintenance and reliability initiatives.


Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Responsible for planning and coordinating the execution of all planned work orders for machine maintenance activities. Meets routinely with Production, Scheduling, and Team Lead maintenance personnel to ensure maximum equipment up-time while utilizing the available equipment, tools, materials, and manpower.
  • Coordinates and generates all planned work orders for machine maintenance using the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) .
  • Reviews planned work orders to identify job scope, tasks/activities and time required; to estimate costs, labor and material; to determine/commit personnel by skills, qualifications and certifications; to incorporate previous job data, drawings, sketches and documentation from applicable maintenance/engineering manuals; to determine/commit/requisition materials from stores or suppliers, and equipment and tools.
  • Creates, updates and maintains BOMs for materials and equipment in the CMMS.
  • Creates, updates and maintains job plans/task lists for all planned maintenance activities in the CMMS.
  • Distributes detailed planned work order information to maintenance supervisors and lead maintenance personnel to ensure efficient, effective and reliable results in our machine maintenance program.
  • Compiles and maintains planned work order information using the CMMS.
  • Ensures maintenance documentation complies with quality and GMP requirements.
  • Provides training and support for the CMMS.
  • Provides training and support for maintenance and reliability business processes.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of and experience with maintenance work to be performed.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Sketching or drafting skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Logical approach to problem-solving and assignment of priorities.
  • Interest in keeping things organized.
  • Strong computer system skills, such as with Word and Excel, and including use of the CMMS.
  • Good math skills and able to use a calculator.


Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • 3-5 years machine maintenance experience.
  • Must be able to organize work and meet deadlines.
  • Initiate/schedule meetings with Production Scheduling managers and effectively communicate and schedule the workload.
  • The ability to carry out assignments where experience and judgment are required to understand the purpose of the assignment.


  • Maintenance experience in a component manufacturing and/or injection molding environment.
  • Prior maintenance planning experience.
  • Trained in Maintenance Reliability Leadership principles.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.



Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.


Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


Responsibilities: Other Duties:


The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment:

  • The employee is occasionally in proximity to moving parts.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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