Senior Specialist, Water Utilities Maintenance

West Point, PA, US
May 04 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAI000700

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. Senior Specialist, Water Utilities Maintenance, will be responsible for the supervision and coordination of maintenance on the potable water, wastewater, storm water, and groundwater remediation systems and equipment at at the West Point site to ensure safe, compliant, reliable and cost effective utility supply to site building connection points.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Own and maintain utility generation and distribution, and collection assets in accordance with applicable requirements to ensure equipment readiness and minimize interruption to utility service.
  • Own and maintain SCADA, utility metering systems, and control panels.
  • Develop and implement maintenance plans for Water Utilities systems and equipment.
  • Support development and execution of utility master plan.
  • Provide utility outage/shutdown and tie-in coordination.
  • Provide off shift O&M management and response for GWES, MRL and Commercialization Facilities.
  • Provide 24/7 on call support for site utility operations.
  • Perform and support incident investigations (utility, EHS, and HR).
  • Investigate and analyze equipment failure, new technology, and operational nonconformity. Develop and maintain preventive maintenance and inspection programs to correct system failures and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Supervise contracted maintenance personnel.
  • Some off-shift or weekend coverage may be required based on business unit needs and specific assignments in Water Utilities or for Unit 12.
  • Manage and provide field supervision of third party maintenance, repair and construction firms.
  • Comply with environmental requirements defined in ERMs.
  • Comply with safety requirements defined in site safety procedures, applicable codes and standards.
  • Support implementation of chemical treatment plans for Water Utilities, in accordance with US EPA, PA DEP, environmental permits, ERMs and site procedures.
Primary Activities/Deliverables:

  • Deliver safe, compliant, reliable, low cost utilities to site building connection points in accordance with agreed to service levels or established utility reliability ranges as follows:
    o Potable water: 60 PSI +/- 5
    o Potable water chlorine residual 0.2 – 2.0 mg/l
    o Wastewater collection and equalization
    o Stormwater management
  • Maintain utility systems and equipment to ensure delivery of utility service.
  • Achieve Sustainability Goals and maintain associated metrics as required.
  • Deliver alarm and incident response, troubleshooting/resolution and shift turnovers.
  • Provide utility GEMS interface.
  • Partner with PA GWES departments and customers to meet customer service needs.
  • Partner with EHS to achieve compliance and safety goals/requirements and complete initiatives.
  • Deliver financial results.
  • When assigned, meet Capital Team Leader (CPTL) role requirements and provide CRC/ECC presentations.
  • Provide/support project commissioning (IC/OC/PC).
  • Some off-shift or weekend coverage may be required based on business unit needs and specific assignments in Water Utilities or for Unit 12.

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Maritime or other technical field such as Business Administration, Science, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years of technical management experience related to industrial/utility plant operations, engineering and/or maintenance including water, steam/electricity/chilled water generation and distribution.
  • Minimum two (2) years of line experience, with people management responsibility.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Documented experience as a strong performer in current and past positions.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize a large number of simultaneous assignments and quickly adapt to changes in business priorities.
  • Ability to quickly address issues and develop solutions to minimize compliance risk and improve utility reliability.
  • Ability to both think critically as well as communicate effectively.
  • Technical problem-solving abilities.

  • PA DEP water and/or wastewater operators certificate
  • Working knowledge of OSHA standards.
  • Completion of OSHA 30 hour.
  • One of more years of experience with one or more Merck West Point utility systems or external utility system.
  • Lean, Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification or equal experience in application.
  • Knowledge and experience in project and facilities management.
  • Experience using MS Excel
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: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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