MD Anderson Cancer Center Maintenance-Planner/Scheduler in Houston, Texas


Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Managerial/Professional at

Fac Mgt PC&PF 710407

Requisition #: 109339

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 rankings. It is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Salary range: min-$50,400 mid-$63,000 max-$75,600


The primary purpose of the Planner/Scheduler position is to plan and schedule work and process according to standards to improve efficiency, quality and productivity in work. Minimizes total maintenance cost by maximizing maintenance work force efficiency and productivity through detailed planning and scheduling of maintenance work orders.


Scoping and Job Planning, Materials Management Administers work orders and requests for service; prioritizes work according to urgency and resource requirements and completes appropriate work order and request documentation through Mainsaver (CMMS) System. Interviews work requestors, develops scope of work and collaborates with the craft technicians to estimate labor hours, manpower, parts, materials, equipment, and any special tools required to complete the job.

•Maintain records and files for reporting and analysis by preserving records and database information of work scheduled and completed.

•Verifies availability of parts and materials whether directly through the vendors and the Warehouse or indirectly from vendors and contractors

•Obtains quotes from vendors and contractors

•Follow-up to verify completion of work and related activities, and analyze costs for staff and equipment for future planning efforts.

•Facilitate the development of the PM program by working closely with supervisors and technicians to review equipment descriptions, PM frequencies, task requirements, materials, and asset information for uniformity, accuracy, and completion. Build, correlate and examine the PM Master Schedule and determine its cost.

• Create PM programs in CMMS

• Maintain the various task documents to accurately reflect the work to be performed

•Analyze data to determine contractor or in house decisions on scoped jobs

•Establish short and long range plans by analyzing resources and backlog.

•Provide customer service by communicating and coordinating information about personnel, material, and time to accomplish facility maintenance and project work on a priority basis. Coordinate cost, work data, and status among clients, contractors, technicians, supervisors and other Facility Services departments.

•Verifies availability of parts and materials whether directly through vendors and the Warehouse or indirectly through the WCC office

•Follow-up on all ordered parts and materials to expedite and promote workflow.

•Confirm receipt of parts and materials to ensure job can be completed as scheduled

•Stay current on the functionality of the OAM Warehouse, materials tracking, and inventory control issues to gain increased knowledge and control over inventory and associated processes

•Take the initiative to develop improvements in the OAM Warehouse. Identify, plan and recommend better inventory levels for popular items, long lead-time items, parts for critical equipment, etc. Execute programs to stock items in the common warehouse as opposed to keeping stock in the individual Shops.

•In the absence of WCC, perform Accounts Payable, invoice tracking, and procurement functions as well as obtaining information to set up outside vendors in the Lawson system.

Develop, Maintain & Communicate Work Schedules •Generate P and R work orders

•Assign and Schedule “A” and “P” work orders in CMMS; including contractor and vendor work

•Coordinates work activities with internal departments, external entities, and vendors when dispatching work assignments to the Physical Plant Supervisors.

•Working with the Physical Plant Supervisors; develop, maintain, and communicate a work schedule for the various craft technicians. For each schedule the equipment type, crafts required, available hours, load leveling, work location, work status, etc., needs to be considered.

•Build, correlate and examine the PM Master Schedule.

•Coordinate cost, work data, and status among clients, contractors, technicians, supervisors, and other Facility Services departments

•Create, print, and distribute work packets to accompany each technician’s schedule.

•Follow-up with supervisors, technicians and WCC’s to concentrate on scheduled work orders, due dates, schedule feasibility and backlog of work to be completed. Participate and contributes in weekly “A” and “P” work order review and scheduling meetings. Summarizes and analyzes backlog man hours for each shop, allowing for quicker response to customer requests and a shorter close-out time for “A” work orders.

•Monitor and sustain work progress by tracking workflow and crew status. Verify availability of parts and equipment; ensuring mandated inspections are scheduled, completed, and rescheduled as related to activities due to downtime.

•Maintain liaisons with field supervisor and other management personnel regarding work execution, necessity of altering schedules, and manpower status.

Create Reports and Data Integrity Build queries and manipulate database information to answer questions on demand

•Audit data files in CMMS for accuracy, prepare lists and check documents

•Design effective, productive written reports/data through Crystal Reports

•Work closely with supervisors and technicians to review equipment descriptions, PM frequencies, task requirements, materials, and asset information for uniformity, accuracy, and completion

•Apply knowledge of Mainsaver, Crystal Reports, Excel, and other software by designing Performance Scorecard Report, which captures and measures significant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Advise on ways to improve performance.

•Be able to perform all functions in CMMS and become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in CMMS and the work order process

•In the absence of Work Control Coordinator, Data Entry Operator, or other staff performs key functions when requested

•Design & Provide Training on Mainsaver System and Other Ad-hoc Reports

•Using a formal class setting, train other personnel to use the Mainsaver (CMMS) System. Use the formal Mainsaver training platform to educate other personnel about work control techniques.

Other duties as assigned Employee is considered ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL for all emergency related events and agrees to fulfill the responsibilities associated with signing the agreement.

The employee may be expected to be part of an on-call group and when assigned this responsibility, will be compensated for that time. When on-call, the employee must be available and be able to respond in accordance to policy. Periods of alert when Emergency Conditions may be expected are not considered on-call.


Required: Associate's degree in a technical field or a journeyman's license in one trade.


Required: Three years experience in construction requirements, maintenance, estimating, project management, customer service or scheduling in a plant of other large complex facility maintenance environment. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.