Maintenance and Utilities Business Lead (Associate Director)

Requisition ID: MAI000739

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its┬ legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.┬ 

The Maintenance/Utility Lead, Associate Director, is accountable for the management of all maintenance staff supporting Infrastructure Maintenance, Vaccine and Biologic or Antibiotic Sterile operations.┬  This group is responsible for improving asset reliability and manufacturing capacity by providing maintenance and technical support in the field in compliance with GMP, Safety, and Environmental regulations.


Education Minimum Requirement:┬ ┬ 

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Maintenance, Mechanical, Electrical or similar technical field) or equivalent┬ 7 years of experience┬ Military experience in a relevant Maintenance or Mechanical/Electrical engineering field

Required Experience and Skills :┬ 

  • Minimum ten (8) years of supervisory experience with responsibility for maintenance or reliability direct reports (both salaried and hourly).

  • Minimum of (10) years' experience in relevant Maintenance or Utilities Operations in areas such as Maintenance Supervisor/Manager, Maintenance Planner and Scheduler, Reliability or Maintenance Engineer or Utilities Maintenance and Operations.┬ 

  • Experience in managing equipment turnover packages, creating operating procedures, maintenance job plans and spare parts documentation.┬ 

  • Experience in designing and developing a predictive and preventive maintenance program

  • Demonstrated ability to create an engaged workforce using Inclusion as the How.

  • Demonstrated success with Talent Management.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in introducing reliability engineering starting at the design of facilities and/or equipment.

  • Reliability Engineering for Maintenance experience (RCM, FMEA, Criticality Analysis, PM optimization, RCA, etc.)

  • Asset condition experience using predictive maintenance tools such as vibration analysis, ultrasound, IR, etc.

  • Experience in CMMS implementations or upgrades such as SAP or ProCal.

  • Union environment experience.

  • Working Knowledge of cGMP for pharmaceutical, Sterile, Biologics and/or Vaccine manufacturing.

  • Demonstrated experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.┬ 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to┬ staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Maintenance/Utilities
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 2
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: No. The position require the employee to enter core sterile manufacturing areas.
Company Trade Name: Merck

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