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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
At Merck & Co., Inc manufacturing facility in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have a Maintenance Manager position available at the Elkton Campus; which is located in the Shenandoah Valley along the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The facility is a short distance from major state universities: University of Virginia and James Madison University.
The Maintenance Manager will manage all maintenance activities and the associated union hourly workforce to ensure attainment of business results on their respective shift. The incumbent will effectively collaborate within a team environment with the responsibilities of maintenance execution, effective administration of personnel performance policies and procedures, management of change, and the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.
The Maintenance Manager will work with operations and technical staff in supporting equipment startup, process and area qualification, SOP and training development, process validation, and the training and development of the maintenance staff to support commercial demand in various site operations. The Maintenance Manager will perform and participate in safety, environmental, and quality audits and investigations and be involved in implementation of related corrective actions.
The Maintenance Manager will ensure that supervised personnel maintain equipment Right the First Time per standard operating procedures and in compliance with cGMPs, safety, and environmental regulations. Due to the high impact nature of this role, it is essential that the incumbent demonstrate integrity, credibility, and flexibility in their daily performance so as to motivate others to do the same.
The Maintenance Manager will perform the following tasks, but not be limited to: coaching and mentoring teams, interviews for human error related deviations, line clearance lockout/tagout and permit writing for maintenance activities, Safety Management Information Systems, daily safety check sheet/walkabout, actively lead daily team meetings, initiate batch sheets and SOP/PM/Calibration redlines and revisions, performance management, problem solving, coordinate the activities of multi-discipline employees (Control Technicians and Mechanics), SAP transactions, adherence to team performance and standardized work, and the ability to direct mechanics when needed.
Education Minimum Requirement:
• B.S. in Business, Science or Engineering with minimum of five years of manufacturing or military experience, or High School Diploma /GED with seven years of experience in manufacturing or military service.
• Work experience in cGMP, manufacturing, maintenance environment or relevant military experience.
Required Experience and Skills:
• Leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate direct reports and peers to excel and "own" the process
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Flexibility to perform various tasks to support the business.
• Reliability engineering, Predictive Maintenance (PdM) experience
• Process Safety Management (PSM), Mechanical Integrity (MI) experience
• Lean, Six Sigma, KATA problem solving skills
• Ability to prioritize, align and simply to focus on and obtain business results
• Previous experience training individuals in complex manufacturing / work environments
• Delta V, Provox and SAP experience is a plus
• Ethics and Integrity
• Management Relationships (Union experience a plus)
• Meeting Facilitation/Training/Presentation Skills
• Planning, Implementing, Directing, Control, Decision Making
• Provide feedback and perform DCOM interviews
Preferred Experience and Skills:
•Direct supervisory experience of maintenance professionals.
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Job Title:Mgr, Engineering
Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia
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