Maintenance manager
Upper Hutt (Whakatiki), Wellington, NZL
5d ago

Job Description

Great opportunity to work with a global multinational Animal Health Organization

Use your equipment expertise and knowledge of maintenance processes to support the maintenance team at both the Upper Hutt sites.

Excellent training curriculum in place with opportunities to learn and grow.

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.

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations to remain operational, continuously improve and innovate.

With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas, including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities, and Validation.

What will you do :

As the Maintenance Manager, you will sit within the Global Animal Health Manufacturing organization and report to the Manufacturing & Engineering Manager.

You will be responsible for leading the engineering routine maintenance and equipment or facility breakdown service to maximize plant output while ensuring the best overall cost, customer satisfaction, safety, and regulatory compliance for the Animal Health New Zealand business.

You will maximize plant uptime and maintain services for the Site while developing and strengthening the maintenance team.

You will be responsible for growing a solid safety culture within the maintenance team and supporting site safety.

You will be a key stakeholder in site expansion works and strongly collaborate with site capital projects, Production, Quality, EHS, and BTS managers.

You will provide advice and technical support to the Manufacturing and Engineering Manager, develop and streamline maintenance documentation practices following GMP requirements.

You will improve efficiencies to ensure the Site can meet future maintenance requirements as new equipment's are installed

Delivery of all Engineering Preventive Maintenance

You will ensure all preventative maintenance is completed and breakdowns are minimised.

Ensure all Instrument maintenance-related calibrations are accurately done.

The equipment life cycle is documented correctly, and recommendations are made for an equipment replacement program

Responsible for aligning the preventive maintenance program with the plant output schedule to minimise any impact on plant output.

Delivery of all Engineering Breakdown Maintenance

You will provide the general engineering assistance (Breakdown, problem resolution, and root cause analysis), including input for improvement and development work, for production and general Site.

You will be ensuring that all breakdowns and faults are recorded and logged in the engineering database, and equipment failures are logged to the maintenance calendar for Work Order allocation.

You will produce a monthly report on Breakdown and equipment status data against agreed KPIs.

Provide Leadership for Direct Reports :

You will be actively developing staff through coaching and training, and drive business results through the performance management system.

Maintain an effective Call-Out system to provide 24 / 7 coverage for emergencies and develop and manage a shift schedule to support extended production hours

Ensure that Contractors are inducted and supervised on Site and facilitate and support Engineering team meetings

You will prepare cost estimates and capital requests as necessary, process and approve invoices promptly

You will be responsible for the compliance with building codes, managing site security and fire protection, oversee energy management for the sites.

You will operate Within the Engineering Cost Centre Budget, ensure regulatory compliances and focus on the Quality Processes.

You will ensure that there is a complete set of up-to-date SOPs, including those for preventative maintenance,

Ensure all validation, calibration, and maintenance check sheets are complete on time, all staff are trained, and that training is recorded and updated.

Support internal and external audits and confirm that all statutory documents for Pressure Vessels, Pressure Equipment, and pipework are kept up to date

Support Capital Projects :

Provide input into the prioritisation of projects, possible solutions, and concepts their input to site master planning and defining overall site strategies on crucial infrastructure.

You will ensure participation in Design Reviews (incl constructability, maintenance, and safety in design) and HAZOPS to cover maintenance requirements.

Review RFC requests for capital and Project Initiation documents, ensure that critical spares for new equipment are identified and purchased

Documentation and PV Responsibilities

Maintain all documentation following the Company's quality standards and develop the team performance for delivering good quality documentation with a focus on the right first time,

Maintain the Engineering Archive to ensure documentation can be found and retrieved on time.

Maintain the Site Pipe Specifications and Drawing Database and ensure all building warrant of fitness documentation is kept current and is readily accessible


You will be responsible for all hazards, and environmental aspects within maintenance responsibility are identified, documented, assessed, and controlled under EHS procedures.

Ensure compliance with legal and other requirements. Assist in developing EHS objectives, targets, and performance indicators, establishing EHS improvement projects, and reviewing progress.

Ensure all employees receive such EHS information, instruction, training, and supervision as is necessary. Compilation of EHS reports as required by senior management, regulatory authorities, and others.

You will identify and record EHS monitoring requirements and implement appropriate monitoring. Ensure scheduled audits and inspections are conducted and necessary corrective actions are developed and completed.

You will confirm that contractor safety inductions are carried out, appropriate permits are issued, and contractor work is overseen to ensure it is performed safely and appropriately.

What should you have :

You have a Bachelor of Engineering with an Electronic / Instrumentation focus with adequate field experience.

You have a minimum 10-year post-tertiary related experience in a related field, with a hands-on experience with GMP, GLP, or ISO 9000 in a production environment.

You have hands-on experience with equipment, especially water systems, HVAC, and production equipment. You have extensively worked in manufacturing sites such as pharma, brewing, food industry, milk processing plants, hospitals, and other large facilities).

You have done building and site services in your past roles

You have a working knowledge of NZ electrical codes, Building Codes, NZ Health and Safety, and RMA legislation.

Experience with PCL, BMS (Building management systems), and other automation systems a help

You have managerial experience in leading a team and managing people in large manufacturing setup.

You have excellent communication skills, can liaise with people at different levels within the Organisation, and are hands-on with managing stakeholders.


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.


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 organisation.

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.

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