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Merck & Co, Inc

Assistant Operations Supervisor ( MERCUSR171039ENUS)


Security Operations



Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, this role will be temporarily based in a and exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

Position Description:

Provide operations and maintenance troubleshooting support for a large research campus facility and future headquarters for our compan. The Assistant Operations Supervisor will work in a team environment to understand, anticipate, and manage operational challenges in a dynamic and growth-oriented environment leveraging mechanical operations expertise.

The Assistant Operations Supervisor, within the M&R group, will support facilities & utilities for the company’s pharmaceutical research campus. Provide day-to-day preventative and corrective maintenance for assigned area(s) and may include technical input to mechanical utilities including HVAC, steam, water and/or other utilities.


Experienced Millwright or Pipefitter with working knowledge of operations and the ability to maintain, install, repair, and troubleshoot plant equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Iteract with internal customers and IFM service providers on day-to-day field issues.

  • Support and contribute to the maintenance planning process (both daily and longer term)

  • Lead daily toolbox talks in support of target Zero Safety culture

  • Ensure assigned team’s compliance with company assigned or mandated training requirements.

  • Support operations, including organizing and overseeing the work and schedules of staffing and assigning of resources.

  • Ensure that employees follow all safety standards.

  • Lead and direct operations in the absence of the supervisor.

  • Supports assignment and supervision of the work of bargaining unit employees, contractors, and suppliers and ensure work is completed on schedule.

  • Support and deliver as necessary, training activities for shift personnel.

  • Support payroll and time reporting activities, including the approval of time, and making time/payroll coding corrections

  • Provide input and recommendations for employee recognition.

  • Support and participate in the investigation and disciplinary process; provide input on perspective discipline.

  • As a Company representative, supports the preparation process of the grievance procedure. Attends grievance hearings as a Company representative as necessary.

  • Knowledgeable in the Millwright or Pipe fitting trades.

  • Ability to Install, maintain, troubleshoot, equipment, safety valves, and piping systems.

  • Provide practical solutions to operational issues.

  • Ability to identify issues and determine repairs that are needed.

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.

  • Lead topic discussions/training at Supervisor Council Meetings

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a safe, efficient and clean operating condition.

  • Provide complete written documentation of work including work orders, PM's, etc. and maintains cGMP records related to maintenance and repairs.

  • Utilize electronic technologies; electronic work order systems, e-training, and email.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent, Vocation or technical school certification.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3 years of experience as an Industrial Millwright or Pipe fitter with increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team is a must.

  • Applicants must be familiar with all phases of industrial maintenance.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be able to traverse property and facility to diagnose issues and plan repairs or maintenance.

  • Must be physically able to perform repairs, etc.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Preferred Experience

  • One or more years supervisory experience and/or one or more years as a Set-up or Lead Mechanic

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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 …

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.


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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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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No relocation

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Requisition ID:R171039