Merck Associate Director - Engineering, Maintenance & Utilities in West Point, Pennsylvania
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.
As a member of the Engineering, Maintenance, & Utility Department, the Associate Director is accountable for the management of maintenance or reliability engineers supporting a defined manufacturing area. This group is responsible for improving asset reliability and manufacturing capacity by providing technical support in the field on engineering resolution of manufacturing mechanical or automation problems, processes incompliance with GMP, safety, and environmental regulations.
Ensure that area objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with Merck, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety;
Tactical and strategic Area management, including collaboration with indirect staff; • Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement.
Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business. Responsible for establishing a Right First Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement. Responsible to review and approve compliance documents, as per procedures or need.
Supply - Lead Area daily walk through. Exercise independent judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost. Responsible for Area supply performance metrics (Schedule Adherence, Release on Time, Customer service performance, Product Lead Time, etc.).
Continuous Improvement - Accountable for developing a Merck Production System (MPS) and continuous improvement culture while achieving MPS Targets and business results for the Area. Develop strategic initiatives related to the manufacturing process, equipment and human resources in support of long range operating plans. Report Area monthly metrics and any action plans to address gaps to the IPT Leadership team. Identify, prioritize, and champion improvement projects to improve process efficiency, cycle time, and yield, reduce process variability, and eliminate waste.
Financial Stewardship – Responsible for development and management of the Area operating budget as defined with the profit plan. Accountable for meeting the operating budget and continuously reducing cost. Ensure members of the Area have business acumen and understand how they may impact business finances.
People Management – Responsible for creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce through utilization of Merck Leadership Behaviors and Inclusion. Provide coaching on professional development and career paths. Provide timely feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports after obtaining the relevant input and evaluation. Provide feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect staff. Support IPT Talent Management.
Education Minimum Requirement:
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or another technical field
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum (6) years’ experience in more than one functional area, such as Operations, Quality, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Supply Chain.
Concurrently, minimum (2) years of line experience, with responsibility for direct reports.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Minimum of (2) years’ experience in relevant manufacturing or processing (aseptic/sterile, bulk, solid oral dosage, packaging, etc.)
Demonstrated knowledge of High Performing Organization tools and methodology, including MPS/lean processing
Demonstrated ability to create an engaged workforce using Inclusion as the How
Demonstrated experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits
Demonstrated success with Talent Management
Working Knowledge of cGMP for pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, knowledge in reliability engineering (including asset life cycle management). Computerized Management Maintenance Systems SAP), and CMRP certification desired.
Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or a limitation of the duties of the Job. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned
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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Title: Associate Director - Engineering, Maintenance & Utilities
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point
Requisition ID: MAI000823