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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Engineering, Maintenance & Utility Director

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Director

No

West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Associate Engineering, Maintenance & Utility Director that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

Strategic Summary

As a member of the Engineering, Maintenance, & Utility Department, the Associate Director is accountable for the management of maintenance or reliability engineers supporting a defined manufacturing area. This group is responsible for improving asset reliability and manufacturing capacity by providing technical support in the field on engineering resolution of manufacturing mechanical or automation problems, processes in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), safety, and environmental regulations.

Key Functions

Accountability

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Ensure that area objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with our Company, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety

  • Tactical and strategic Area management, including collaboration with indirect staff

  • Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement

Duties

  • Compliance | Creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business | Establishing a Right First Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement | Review and approve compliance documents

  • Supply | Lead Area daily walk through | Exercise independent judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost | Drive area supply performance metrics (Schedule Adherence, Release on Time, Customer service performance, Product Lead Time, etc.)

  • Continuous Improvement | Develop a Company Production System (CPS) and continuous improvement culture while achieving CPS Targets and business results for the Area | Develop strategic initiatives related to the manufacturing process, equipment and human resources in support of long range operating plans | Report Area monthly metrics and any action plans to address gaps to the Integrated Process Team (IPT) Leadership Team | Identify, prioritize, and champion improvement projects to improve process efficiency, cycle time, and yield, reduce process variability, and eliminate waste

  • Financial Stewardship | Development and management of the Area operating budget as defined with the profit plan | Uphold the operating budget and continuously reduce cost | Ensure members of the area have business acumen and understand how they may impact business finances

  • People Management | Creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce through utilization of our Company Leadership Behaviors and Inclusion | Provide motivational 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 IPT Talent Management

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or another technical field

Required

  • Six years in more than one functional area, such as Operations, Quality, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Supply Chain

  • Concurrently, two years line experience, with responsibility for direct reports

  • Create an engaged workforce using Inclusion as the How

Preferred

  • Two years’ experience in relevant manufacturing or processing (aseptic/sterile, bulk, packaging, etc.)

  • Knowledge of High Performing Organization tools and methodology, including CPS/lean processing

  • Interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits

  • Demonstrated success with Talent Management

  • 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

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high-quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions. If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R200414