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Merck Manager maintenance in Worthington, Minnesota

Job Description

If this position will be based in the US or Puerto Rico (not applicable to positions based outside of US or Puerto Rico): Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

We aim to create workplace experiences that enable our people to be inspired to invent. Inside our organization, we provide workplace solutions that enable our people to do their very best work in safety. Outside our organization we ensure we protect the people around us, communities and the environment.

Position Description:

This position will lead the Maintenance team for execution of day to day repair and maintenance activities, preventative and proactive maintenance initiatives, and provide support for site Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and regulatory compliance. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to work closely with Operations, Research & Development, Animal Care, Quality, Environmental Health and Safety, and engineering are key components of this position.

Maintenance Manager Responsibilities:

  • Plan, Staff, and Oversee operations of maintenance and utilities for biotech manufacturing, Quality Control, Research & Development, Animal Research, and all other support functions on the Worthington Campus. Limited responsibilities for a remote lab and farm.

  • Responsible for execution of planned work for a multi-shift maintenance teams for operations.

  • Oversee planner/scheduler function for direction of day to day work order execution by internal and external resources.

  • Responsible for grounds and facility structures preventative maintenance and repair.

  • Responsible for Building Management System to monitor and alarm operations points for all facility, utility and support systems and response protocol during non-occupied site hours.

  • Responsible for functionality, testing, update and repair of building fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.

  • Responsible for Process Safety Management Responsibilities as required by our Company's standards.

  • Manage annual service agreements for all outside support services.

  • Communicate with area owners regarding short and long-term maintenance service requirements and expectations.

  • Maintain and improve site water system performance for plant wide soft water, de-ionized water, Reverse Osmosis water, Purified Water, Chilled Water, Heating Hot Water, and Fire Water system.

  • Maintain and improve site waste water treatment system performance.

  • Maintain and improve site steam generation, boiler performance, heat recovery, and efficiency of boiler and hot water systems.

  • Maintain and improve site electrical system performance for 480V/208V/120V/24V electrical distribution and control.

  • Maintain and improve performance of multiple "Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning" (HVAC) systems.

  • Coordinate and execute scheduled system outages as necessary for preventative maintenance and emergency repairs.

  • Work with site and corporate Environmental Health and Safety to develop, implement and execute corporate safety standards.

  • Responsible for execution of all required quality and safety training for maintenance staff.

  • Work with team to develop long term capital plan for utility systems.

  • Interview and hire maintenance team members to effectively staff the organization.

  • Ensure the facility has Minnesota Boiler Operator License holder coverage through effective staff management and scheduling.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Associate Degree and at least five (5) years of experience OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least four (4) years of experience

  • OR Equivalent Military experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Maintenance, Plant Engineering or Capital Engineering

  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, mechanical/electrical skills, and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with and understanding of maintenance processes, common equipment and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

  • Must possess ability to read and understand technical documents, drawings and specifications.

  • Must possess the ability to interface with and understand the production processes, timing and priorities for the area supported.

  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities.

  • Must be goal-oriented and able to manage risks.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Relevant work experience encompassing a working knowledge of USDA regulatory requirements

  • Knowledge and/or experience with formal problem-solving techniques as it relates to a hands-on approach to problem solving, such as root cause analysis and/or Lean tools

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and of regulatory requirements

  • Technical writing experience

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Requisition ID: R143837