Maintenance/Project Planner Job

Elkton, VA, US
June 13 2017
Organization Type
Maintenance/Project Planner-MAI000566


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 125-year legacy. 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.

The Maintenance/Project Planner is the area knowledgeable resource in maintenance and asset management as well as consulted by Reliability and Project Engineers. This role is responsible for: maintaining various equipment data; Preventative Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Calibration plans; processes change control for equipment and work order documentation; coordinates planning operations within the Reliability Engineering team; collaborates with various site maintenance schedulers to get planned work executed; maintains equipment histories; analyzes equipment & maintenance performance along with Reliability Engineers, and maintains various maintenance and project metrics. The Maintenance Planner will use computerized systems such as SAP for data entry and report generation. 



- High School Diploma/GED with 10 years of Maintenance experience are required OR candidates with an Associate’s degree in STEM and 6 years of maintenance experience OR with a Bachelor degree in STEM and 2 years of maintenance experience. 


- Prior experience working with or responsible for planning maintenance or project work in a larger organization.

- Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).

- Minimum 3 years of experience working in an Industrial setting.


- Maintenance Planning Certification.

- Knowledge of Industrial Electrical, Mechanical and Utility Systems.

- Experience working in a regulated environment preferably in the pharmaceutical, food, or any other regulated industry. 

- Experience with SAP preferred as CMMS but others like Maximo or Oracle acceptable. 

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.

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Job: Maintenance/Utilities

Job Title:Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 2

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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