Maintenance Engineering Supervisor

General Information

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
Job Type:
United Arab Emirates
Date Posted:
Jan 07, 2018
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee


The Vaccine IPT Engineering Lead is accountable for day to day management of IPT Craft, supporting the smooth running and reliability of equipment within the IPT to ensure no interruption to the production schedule. The Vaccine IPT Engineering Lead is responsible for actively participating in the Tier process to manage IPT Engineering resources and proactively resolve IPT equipment issues before they impact business priorities. The Vaccine IPT Engineering Lead will be an active member within the cross functional Vaccine IPT Team providing support, guidance, and striving for Engineering excellence to ensure the success of the IPT.

Primary Activities:

Provide ongoing coaching and support to the Engineering team.
Be an active participant of the site and Vaccine IPT leadership team.
Ensure supply of high quality product through equipment availability, maximize performance of the equipment and identify/implement continuous process improvement initiatives.
Ensure maintenance programs are executed to the highest standards in compliance with cGMP.
Sound Engineering stewardship, staffing resource planning maintenance scheduling and control e.g. shutdown activities, vendor management, change control.
Recommend best practice approaches in line with global and local standards.
Ensure highest Quality & Compliance (Quality and Safety) standards.
Participate in efficiency and streamlining projects which contribute to site initiatives and contribute to increased safety, process improvement cost saving etc.
Manage Safety Chapters within the Vaccine IPT as required.


Level 8 with a preference of a Level 9 (Masters) in a Science or Engineering discipline.
Preference for Lean Six Sigma qualification or experience of application of Lean principles.
Project management qualification such as, Project Management professional is desirable.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified Preferable.
Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.


5 years experience within the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar GMP operating environment with preferable experience in at least one of the following: Utility management, Reliability, Engineering Maintenance, Calibrations, Operations.
3 years experience in a people management / Leadership role.
Demonstrated leadership including change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.
Demonstrated experience with Industrial Relations.
Demonstrated high level of problem solving.

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