ABBOTT LABORATORIES Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant Salary in the United States

How much does a Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $83,502 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $73,982 and $93,022. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

The Maintenance Planner performs activities related to planning, setting time

standards, analyzing, expediting, organizing and supervising maintenance jobs and

plant projects. Responsibilities include interfacing with department supervisors and

personnel on material requisition, scheduling of work by task and priority, auditing of

maintenance work requests, and acting as a liaison to project engineering for spare

parts, preventive maintenance on new installations and department involvement.

Major Responsibilities:

The job planner is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining the

effectiveness of the documentation within the Plant work order maintenance systems,

such as: Calibrations, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and

Maintenance demand work orders.

Conduct field checks on work orders before planning sequence of operations,

materials priorities, equipment, and trades times to complete the job.

Estimate time for work orders; prepare schematics or rough sketches, material lists,

and specific tools necessary for safety precautions and work to complete the

documentation cycle for completions. Develops maintenance labor standards for

various maintenance tasks.

Requisitioning and ordering of repair parts from vendors of non-stock parts or working

with the stock room on key stock parts in low reserve. (To minimize line down time in

the event a spare part is not on site.) To coordinate delivery with the vendor through

the most expeditious route to receive the spare parts and to support the efforts to

proper store within the Plant.

Monitor, update, and maintain all spare parts between the Maintenance Department

and the Stock Room. This excludes engineering capital project work, which will be

supported within the Engineering Department.

Monitor, update, and maintain all existing Plant maintenance systems, such as

Preventive Maintenance, and PdM tasks and scheduled work orders.

Sort, distribute, and review maintenance work orders for all three maintenance shifts to

include scheduled and non-scheduled work.

To timely, communicate with the customers on requested work and equipment

availability and coordinate with the appropriate shift required work that is to be

performed and period available to complete work. (Depending on the scope of the

work, the planner may be required to be on site to supervise the work as approved by

the Maintenance Manager or Maintenance Supervisor.)

During weekends, holidays, off shifts, and shutdown, the maintenance planner may be

called upon to use planning skills to assist and coordinate work of outside contractors

and/or plant technicians in plant projects, as approved by the Maintenance Manager or

Maintenance Supervisor.

Perform the duties of a Multi-Craft Technician on emergency jobs or low manpower


Check completed work to ensure conformance with workmanship, quality, and


Act as a secondary, department liaison between maintenance to manufacturing

departments, plant engineering, and /or division engineering on parts, plant

maintenance involvement, and coordination, as approved by Maintenance Supervisor.

Assist with maintenance departmental system documentation, updating prints, and

(paper/electronic) files (i.e. electrical and mechanical schematics, building structure

modifications, etc.) while supporting the Maintenance Department business


Monitor and direct outside vendors, engineers, contractors, and all other groups

performing work at the Plant to assure proper adherence to plant safety requirements,

environmental regulations, GMP policies, and Engineering Standards.


Associates degree in Technical Field; trade school coursework/experience or

equivalent education or equivalent experience is required.


Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

Must be able to understand and use both simple and complex instructions, read and

write both simple and complex directions, understand routine and complex machine

operation and read and operate gauges and instruments.

Must possess good mathematical skills and possess a good understanding of technical

level thinking in field of planning (i.e. electrical, mechanical, facilities). Good

interpersonal skills, customer service orientation and feedback are important to this


Accountability / Scope/Budget:

In respect to daily activities of planning, the plant operations determine work priorities.

Freedom of the job is based on a proven record of performance and the full support

and confidence of the plant managers and staff. The planner has the freedom and

latitude necessary in an emergency to get the job done. In the course of routine daily

events the job is controlled by the customers’ requests, the department manager,

common sense and doing what is right.

If the error is not caught, the potential for tens of thousands of dollars of loses and

production time lost. i.e. Incorrect pipe connection for water. (Potable for Process)

i.e. Incorrect planning of time to complete job causing production not to start up for

hours or days.

This position is accountable for complying with applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA

and Abbott regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines.

$73,982 Low Average $83,502 High $93,022

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $73,982 to $93,022 with an average total cash compensation of $83,502. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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