Specialist, Process/Packaging Engineering Job

Wilson, NC, US
June 20 2017
Organization Type
Specialist, Process/Packaging Engineering-ENG003369


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Specialist, Process/Packaging Engineering is responsible for the following:

Facilitates ECM meetings.

Facilitates/leads PCR sub-team meetings to establish new product configurations and/or new production packaging processes.

Initiates PCR's, assigns tasks to stakeholders, and tracks PCRs to closure.

Serves as site-level project manager to implement component and manufacturing source changes ranging from simple to moderate changes to complex, high-priority, high-visibility launches with significant above-site/off-site involvement.

Develops mechanical templates to support new and/or revised labeling and processes resulting from Master Labeling Files and Label Specifications changes. Assesses new or revised purchase specifications and creates component descriptions.

Provides technical review and approval for new and revised printed component artwork.

Customizes Bill of Materials for rework and recircularization of product and red-lines shop paperwork accordingly.

Conducts Annual Product Reviews of PCRs and determines impact on the product packaging process.

Creates and applies technical solutions in support of ongoing packaging operations.

Develops packaging process descriptions (PPD) and new or revised bills of materials (BOMs) for production and to support stability, machine trial, MVTR and shipping studies.

Works closely with Engineers, Quality, Stability, Packaging Technology, Labeling Services, Planning, and Scheduling to align process changes with equipment and component capabilities within NDA parameters and to support PAI Readiness activities, new product introductions, site optimizations and marketing driven initiatives.

Recognized as a subject matter expert on PD Engineering functions and makes recommendations for decisions. Originates/Initiates projects with wide scope and higher liability at the site level. Recognizes and leads implementation of the vision. Leads implementation of new products and new processes. Delivers training. Interprets local guidelines



- B.S. Degree Required
- 3 years of Operations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience


Operational knowledge of packaging processes and equipment for plastic bottles and coldform/thermoform blisters as related to component and labeling machinability.

Demonstrated skills in technical writing and project management and proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word required.

Detail-oriented with good communication, customer service, negotiation and teamwork skills required.


3+ years of project management experience

Working knowledge of Merck policies & procedures, environmental, safety standards and guidelines, GMP's, governmental regulations (e.g. OSHA), industry and engineering standards.

Working knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning System (SAP) and interrelationship with the Planning and Scheduling functions.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Engineering Generic

Job Title:Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Wilson

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck