Manager - Engineering, Maintenance & Utilities

Date: May 27, 2019

Location: West Point, PA, US

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Requisition ID: MAI000822

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. 



There are multiple openings for the Manager of Engineering, Maintenance & Utilities supporting the West Point MMD site on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Relief shift. All shifts will include weekend work. 



In this role you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of the laboratory, production, and utility equipment in the assigned building(s) within the jurisdiction of the Engineering, Maintenance & Utilities (EM&U) organization. The Manager is responsible for management of the skilled craft mechanics in the associated maintenance shop. 

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Ensure that Shift(s) objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with Merck, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety; 
  • Tactical and strategic Shift(s) management, including collaboration with indirect staff; 
  • Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement. 

DUTIES
  • Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business. Responsible for establishing a Right First Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement. Responsible to review and approve compliance documents, as per procedures or need. 
  • Supply – Support Shift(s) change meetings (Tier, Muster, etc.). Exercise judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost. Responsible for Shift(s) metrics (Attendance, Schedule Adherence, PM Compliance etc.). 
  • Continuous Improvement - Accountable for developing a Merck Production System (MPS) and continuous improvement culture while achieving MPS Targets and business results for the Shift(s). Develop strategic initiatives related to the manufacturing process, equipment and human resources in support of long range operating plans. Report Shift(s) monthly metrics and any action plans to address gaps to the Area Lead. Identify, prioritize, and champion improvement projects to improve process efficiency, cycle time, and yield, reduce process variability, and eliminate waste. 
  • Financial Stewardship – Accountable for meeting the Shift(s) operating budget and continuously reducing cost. Ensure members of the Shift(s) have business acumen and understand how they may impact business finances. 
  • People Management – Responsible for creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce through utilization of Merck Leadership Behaviors and Inclusion. Provide coaching on professional development and career paths. Provide timely feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports after obtaining the relevant input and evaluation. Provide feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect staff. Support Talent Management. 
Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or a limitation of the duties of the Job. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned.


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Qualifications


Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum (4) years’ experience in a functional area, such as Operations, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, Military and/or previous supervisory experience in industrial manufacturing. Strong mechanical aptitude. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate special projects, shutdown and/or maintenance activities


Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum of (2) years’ experience in supporting relevant manufacturing or processing (aseptic/sterile, bulk, solid oral dosage, packaging, utilities etc.) 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of High Performing Organization tools and methodology, including MPS/lean processing and Inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits 
  • Working Knowledge of cGMP for pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, knowledge in reliability engineering (including asset life cycle management). Computerized Management Maintenance Systems SAP), and CMRP certification desired. 


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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of it’s manifestations.


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Job: Maintenance/Utilities
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 7
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: Flammable and/or combustible materials, used by Maintenance Mechanics during maintenance activities
Company Trade Name: Merck


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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