Maintenance Engineer

General Information

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


Responsible for Maintenance and calibration execution and continuous improvement. Ensure that objectives are effectively achieved, consistent with MSD's requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers. Ensure that all Planned Maintenance and Calibration are complete to the schedule. Collaborate with equipment owners other departments, particularly Quality, EHS, Technical Operations, in completion of tasks to ensure best practice outputs e.g. partner with validation, maintenance and production operators in the investigation of equipment performance issues. Work under the guidance of the Coaches and LSS Engineers to apply lean tools to process data in order to complete improvements.

Primary activities/responsibilities:

Manage process / equipment improvements through completion of projects as required.
Responsible for delivery of training, while focusing on continuous process improvement using Lean Principles.
Troubleshoot equipment problems, identify need for new equipment and/or modifications to existing equipment to optimize throughput and reduce process cycle times; Drive change through Change control system in line with deadlines.
Provide support with audit/inspection requirements to ensure department compliance/readiness as well as participate in internal and external audits and inspections.
Drive continuous improvement, perform root cause analysis on system failures and substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why's etc, all under aseptic/clean room conditions as well as provide input, review and approval for atypical, observation, and process capability investigations.
Oversee coordination of resources to implement suggestions/ideas of merit.
Recognize and investigate opportunities for financial savings and supports opportunities for financial savings by providing resources, expertise and project work; Participates in development of profit plan and budgets.
Reduce maintenance costs and improve the overall equipment effectiveness by driving Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
Drive and participate effectively in writing/revising/ rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various IPT systems; ensure all work is carried out in line with same.
Leadership activities including selection, development, coaching and day to day management.
Ensure that the team receives appropriate resources and programmes to develop technical and other skills, to complete their jobs whilst stimulating personal growth and development in line with role.
Develop and maintain training programmes.
Required to comply with MSD Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions.


Typical Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or higher preferred; ideally in a related Science, Engineering or other Technical discipline

Typical Minimum Experience
Relevant experience and a particular skill set in their area of expertise that adds value to the business; ideally in a manufacturing, preferably GMP setting

Core Competences:

Understanding of mechanical/electrical/pneumatic processes.
Troubleshooting and maintaining process instrumentation and equipment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job related computer applications required.
Knowledge of cGMP and GDP preferred.
Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience desired

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues and with external customers in a team orientated manner.
understanding the business processes ones department supports .
Customer service.
Self motivated.
Strong change management skills.
Negotiation skills.
Strategy planning and development.
Project management skills.
Risk management skills.
Flexible approach.
Effective time management and multi-tasking skills.


Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. Other benefits include accommodation, learning and development, private medical insurance, accident insurance, pension plan, long term disability insurance (LTD), employee assistance programme, loan, child care voucher scheme among many other benefits.

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