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Maintenance Manager


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.   

Your Role:


The purpose of this position is to supervise the Maintenance work force for St. Louis Operations. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervise the Maintenance supervisors for the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Guide and direct work in area of responsibility.
  • Handle administrative duties for the Maintenance Department. Manage Change Control to the Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Liason between operations and maintenance
  • Evaluate equipment, spare parts, supplies, and service needs for area of responsibility.
  • Lead Process Improvement Efforts


Who You Are:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree Required (Engineering Preferred).  MBA desired.
  • Minimum of 7 years of related manufacturing or maintenance experience
  • Must be able to Supervise the Maintenance supervisors for the assigned area of responsibility.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to set goals and monitor progress for each supervisor.
  • Ability to set & manage performance metrics.
  • Ability to have a development plan for each supervisor.  
  • Ability to communicate work priorities to supervisors as required.
  • Ability to perform an annual performance review of each supervisor.
  • Ability to interview and select successful candidates.


Handle administrative duties for the Maintenance Department.  Manage Change control for department CMMS system. Must be able to:

  • Write and process HR requests for the department.    
  • Communicate company policy and procedures.
  • Communicate and implement company Quality policies.
  • Be responsible for safety and compliance activities for the department.
  • Write and administer departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Be responsible for OSHA Process Safety Management program. & other environmental compliance programs.
  • Be responsible & manage Refrigeration compliance.
  • Set direction & Manage Predictive Maintenance stratgeies.
  • Manage & Direct Building Management System & Temperature Monitoring activities.
  • Review and approve purchase requisitions. 
  • Set and abide by Expense Budgets for buildings & equipment.
  • Manage Utility expense. Set Budgets & achieve reduction results where applicable.
  • Control and formulate Capital Budgets.
  • Control CMMS data base access and procedures.
  • Technically advise department owners and engineers on projects.
  • Advise on process safety information and maintenance records.
  • Participate in Audits, committees, and walk throughs where maintenance representation is required.


Act as the liaison between departments and maintenance. Must be able to:

  • Work with internal customers on developing their maintenance needs.
  • Assist with the development of PM and Calibration requirements. 
  • Develop improvement plans with the customer & site directors.  
  • Assist in developing work priorities as required.
  • Recommend spare parts based on Breakdown histories or risk.
  • Review repair performance and make improvement suggestions.
  • Arrange shutdown schedules and coordinate efforts to reduce costs.


Assist with evaluation of equipment, spare parts, supplies, and service needs for area of responsibility. Must be able to:

  • Work with supervisors on supplies inventories and spare parts needs.
  • Facilitate the negotiation of prices for services and supplies used.
  • Analyze projects from a maintenance perspective.
  • Review equipment advances which offer improved efficiency. 


Lead the Department Process Improvement Efforts. Must be able to:

  • Assign, and monitor Process Improvement Projects.
  • Facilitate and teach proper Process Improvement techniques. 
  • Facilitate, develop, and improve on Department Process Improvement reporting.
  • Develop Six Sigma Green & Black Belts within the organization  


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Job Requisition ID:  254808
Location:  St. Louis
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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