New England Associate Director Engineering

Boston, MA, US
November 10 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAI000643

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 legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Reporting to the Facilities Director at our research facility in Boston, Massachusetts, position will be responsible for :

  • Managing routine  and preventive maintenance of facilities  and facility  & utility equipment through Merck's IFM service provider, including:
  • Maintenance project  coordination, good engineering practices  & resource  conservation
  • Application of uniform  Service  Level Agreements (SLA's)  and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Sound estimating, cost control and program  scheduling.
  • Responsible for proper  operation of all site and purchased utilities.
  • Handles  site real estate matters.
  • Provides oversight for engineering work associated with the planning, design and construction of all new and renovated  physical  plant facilities,  utility systems,  laboratories and environmental protection systems  


  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering plus relevant industrial experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years in combined facilities  engineering/management and project engineering role at a major research  lab or technical  facilities operation
  • Minimum of five (5) years fully directing/managing maintenance services at a pharmaceutical mfg. or significant  lab facility
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills within a matrix management environment;
  • Excellent  team player and the skill to work in a matrix organization.
  • Good interpersonal, leadership, organization, presentation and negotiating skills are required.
  • The ability to act independently and with creativity  in problem solving
  • Experience with project  management (MS Project), presentation/graphics and project management tools 
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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Employee Status: Regular
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Company Trade Name: Merck