VMF Maintenance Associate Director Job

Durham, NC, US
October 09 2017
Organization Type
VMF Maintenance Associate Director-MAI000618


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.

People Management

- Leads Maintenance team for Vaccine Manufacturing Facility (VMF) area, including coaches, technicians and engineers (20-30 people)
- Serves a leadership team member for VMF
- Coaches/mentors direct reports responsible for each area within VMF
Shutdown Management

- Collaborates with E2E Maintenance Project engineers for VMF master shutdown schedule including all maintenance, calibration, capital project work, and GMP Cleaning for all facility shutdowns
- Coordinates with Site Engineering and IPT production planners
- Attends daily shutdown meetings ensuring activities are tracked and completed
Production Equipment Support

- Responsible for the maintenance and calibration of all production equipment
- Responsible for the daily support of all production equipment to ensure area safety, compliance, production and financial goals are met
- Collaborates with Automation for troubleshooting equipment, including isolators and lyophilizers
- Collaborates with equipment vendors
- Collaborates with the Technical CoE reliability engineers to conduct periodic RBAM assessments and own area specific reliability actions
- Monitors calibration, maintenance, and equipment/utilities operations performance by analyzing completed work orders with an emphasis on reducing reactive work and increasing reliability.
- Maintains the integrity of equipment identification and specification data within the computerized calibration and maintenance management system.
- Identifies revisions, deletions, or additions to the calibration and maintenance programs to ensure that calibration and maintenance activities are completed in accordance with established safety, GMP, and calibration/maintenance procedures.
- Helps establish processes that ensure required Safety guidelines are followed and participates in divisional Safety Audit activities
- Manages equipment location and status in SAP as well as related equipment drawings.
- Collaborates with the E2E maintenance project engineers for spare parts risk-based assessments and identification of new parts to replace obsolescent parts to ensure correct type and number of spare parts are available for all production equipment.
- Assists in deviation investigations for maintenance instruments, equipment, and systems.



- Bachelor Degree or higher in Engineering, Science or related field

- Minimum ten (10) years of experience in a production and/or calibration and/or maintenance background – OR – eight (8) years’ experience with a Master’s or MBA Degree – OR – six (6) years’ experience with a PHD Degree
- SAP experience related to plant maintenance and spare parts procurement systems
- Strong planning, scheduling, and time management skills
- Working knowledge of regulatory requirements in accordance with GMP manufacturing operations
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Experience with GMP compliant calibration and maintenance databases

- Two (2) years people management experience
- Microsoft Project and/or Orchestrate experience
- Project management, including change control and equipment qualification

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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accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Maintenance/Utilities

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Durham

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

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