Supervisor, Maintenance & Equipment

Baton Rouge, LA, US
March 19 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAI000689

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.

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 Supervisor, Maintenance & Equipment position is available at Merck's Animal Health facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Baton Rouge facility is responsible for product manufacturing for large and companion animals, as well as Aqua Culture.


The Supervisor, Maintenance & Equipment position manages the Maintenance department and ensures the repair and upkeep of both plant and production equipment to provide efficient and continuous operation.

This is accomplished through a computerized maintenance planning system (i.e., MP2) to maintain critical spare parts inventory, scheduling of work orders, and supervision of 9 support positions that carry out various duties.

This position is also responsible for:

  • Equipment purchasing 
  • Departmental environmental compliance and safety program
  • Site calibration program
  • Supervision of outside contractors and contract temporary personnel that provide janitorial services and grounds upkeep
  • Communication with all levels and positions at the site daily 
  • Ability to communicate detailed technical information or instructions to operators, supervisors and managers



  • BS / MS in Engineering Degree or equivalent education

  • Minimum five (5) years maintenance experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years supervisory experience, preferably in a maintenance area.
  • Experience with production machinery (repairing, installing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and control work.
  • Experience in writing and implementing Preventive Maintenance SOPs, Compliance Policies, and production instructions.
  • Experience in communicating and negotiating with suppliers and vendors.
  • Experience in purchasing / negotiation procedures.
  • Excellent mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with short timelines and multiple priorities.
  • Profiecient in Microsoft.
  • Experience in a GMP facility.
  • Work experience in a regulated (e.g., EPA, FDA, USDA) manufacturing facility desired.
  • CAD experience highly desired.
  • Has or is eligible for certification as a professional Engineer.

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
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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