Maintenance Coordinator – Riverside, PA

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

The successful candidate is a part of the manufacturing operations team (Integrated Process Team (IPT)) and will serve as the manufacturing representative who prepares the processing equipment for engineering, maintenance, and construction work. The candidate will ensure that equipment is available, turned down, and clean for maintenance and construction activity before turning equipment over to the maintenance crafts. The candidate is responsible for issuing all applicable hazardous work permits for the maintenance work. The candidate will utilize the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to track maintenance and installation work through its lifecycle and to track equipment performance.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages and coordinates execution of maintenance activities in the factory in a manner that complies with all regulatory requirements and minimizes production downtime.

  • Indirectly manages a multi-craft mechanic team, including pipefitters, electricians, instrument technicians, millwrights, welders, and carpenters. Indirectly manages contract and project craft resources.

  • Completes hazardous energy isolation and issues work permits to ensure maintenance and installation work is performed per environmental, health, and safety (EHS) standards and without incident.

  • Ensures turnovers from the factories to the engineering and maintenance personnel and vice versa are completed in a manner that ensures all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), safety, and environmental requirements are met.

  • Assists in coordination of time-critical, factory-wide events including process equipment change-over work for multi-product factories, and yearly plant shutdown maintenance events.

  • Serves as primary contact for reporting and addressing mechanical issues within the facilities.

  • Initiates and executes Management of Change (MOC) documentation, creates and tracks associated work orders, and maintains a status log of area MOC activity.

  • Ensures preventative and predictive maintenance is completed according to schedule, to meet quality and safety/environmental compliance requirements.

  • Monitors spending charges associated with the maintenance activities in the area to ensure postings are accurate.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in manufacturing operations, industrial maintenance, process technical support, or related field.

  • Experience designing, installing, or troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation equipment.

  • Experience with hazardous chemicals/materials and applicable safety/environmental regulations.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • SAP or other CMMS experience.

  • Previous experience coordinating maintenance activities or as a manufacturing/maintenance/utility supervisor.

  • Associates degree or higher in a chemical/mechanical discipline.

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 …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at [email protected]


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