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Merck & Co, Inc

Maintenance Scheduler, Engineering Maintenance & Utilities ( MERCUSR114819ENUS)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



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.

Under the supervision of a Senior Specialist or Associate Director, the Maintenance Scheduler is responsible for building effective maintenance schedules that can be efficiently executed by the maintenance team, to minimize operational downtime and maximize mechanic productivity. The Scheduler provides strategic scheduling support for assigned area, which may include vaccine bulk manufacturing, filling, lyophilization, packaging, and/or support utilities including power, HVAC, steam, WFI and controlled temperature units.

The maintenance scheduler role is predominantly forward-looking and seldom becomes involved in work execution. The scheduler will work collaboratively with all stakeholders, drive work prioritization, and engage the proper resources to create maintenance schedules for all planned Preventative, Predictive and Corrective work orders, that can be executed right first time. The scheduler actively ensures GMP quality, safety, environmental, and operating cost goals are achieved, and may sometimes provide supervisory coverage of hourly mechanic workforce to ensure supply of a high quality product.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with business stakeholders and work order requesters to gather maintenance schedule inputs. Specifically, work with maintenance planner(s) for work ready to be scheduled, with maintenance supervisor(s) for labor availability, with manufacturing scheduler(s) for equipment availability

  • Align work ready to be scheduled with equipment availability and available labor to build maintenance schedules looking ahead 1-4 weeks

  • Build maintenance schedules for planned shutdown periods

  • Establish or adopt scheduling standard work; tasks include but are not limited to: refresh and communicate maintenance backlog to all stakeholders, lead scheduling meeting, publish/finalize work schedule, generate KPIs

  • Drive work prioritization based on compliance requirements, work order due dates, business needs, cost, and backlog management

  • Relay request for supplementary labor needs to maintenance supervisor

  • Execute work order or CMMS/CCMS administration tasks, such as initiation, review, approval, and closure

  • Generate KPIs related to maintenance scheduling and work execution. Present KPIs to stakeholders; analyze KPIs and implement continuous improvement to scheduling process

  • Proficient in all GMPs, safety, and environmental regulations

  • Assist in audits, regulatory inspections and training in the area of responsibility

Education Minimum:

  • B.S. or B.A.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Three (3) years of experience in one or a combination of the following: manufacturing, project management, technical support, administration, coordination, or planning

  • The maintenance scheduler is highly organized, analytical, motivated to drive positive change, and is capable of being influential outside of his/her functional group

  • Experienced in using Computerized Management Maintenance Systems, Excel, SAP, or equivalent database/spreadsheet systems

  • Proficient in the following competencies: communication, teamwork/collaboration, problem solving, empowering leadership, flexibility

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  • 4 year technical or engineering degree.

  • Working Knowledge of cGMPs 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) and CMRP certification desired.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicatedto be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interconnected global manufacturing network that’s dedicated 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., Kenilworth, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


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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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R114819