Maintenance/Project Planner/Data Integrator

Date: Feb 9, 2018

Location: Elkton, VA, US

Requisition ID: MAI000659

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/Project Planner is the area knowledgeable resource in maintenance and asset management as well as consulted by Reliability and Project Engineers.  This role is responsible for: maintaining various equipment data; Preventative Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Calibration plans; processes change control for equipment and work order documentation; coordinates planning operations within the Reliability Engineering team; collaborates with various site maintenance schedulers to get planned work executed; maintains equipment histories; analyzes equipment & maintenance performance along with Reliability Engineers, and  maintains various maintenance and project metrics .  The Maintenance Planner will use computerized systems such as SAP for data entry and report generation.  

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensures CMMS Maintenance master data is built for new equipment.
  • Supports identification, specification, procurement, and stocking of spare parts.
  • Maintains the accuracy of SAP maintenance master data:  Functional Locations, Equipment, Maintenance Plans, Task Lists, Materials, and BOMs.  Processes change control requests for maintenance master data changes.
  • Performs detailed maintenance planning and provides maintenance job plans, to include work instructions, parts, resources, and permitting.
  • Coordinates work plans with operations and scheduling.
  • Coordinates vendor service activity and outside support resources.
  • Manages the work area’s maintenance work planning backlog.


  • High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of ten (10) years of maintenance experience 
  • Associates Degree in STEM with a minimum of six (6) years of maintenance experience
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in STEM and a minimum of two (2) years of maintenance experience
  • Experience working with or responsible for planning maintenance or project work in a larger organization
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in an Industrial setting.
  • Maintenance Planning Certification.
  • Knowledge of Industrial Electrical, Mechanical and Utility Systems. 
  • Experience working in a regulated environment preferably in the pharmaceutical, food, or any other regulated industry.   
  • Experience with SAP preferred as CMMS but others like Maximo or Oracle acceptable.  

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. 


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