Shift Engineer, Building 5 Job

Elkton, VA, US
July 17 2017
Organization Type
Shift Engineer, Building 5-PRO015838


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.

This position requires successful candidates to work a shift schedule that includes all of the days of the week and all hours of the day. This will be a 12 hr rotating shift 6:30AM – 6:30PM and 6:30PM – 6:30AM. The rotation cycle will include working 2-3 days on daylight, 2-3 days off, 2-3 days on night shift, 2-3 days off, and then repeat.

The function of the position is to coordinate maintenance activities for personnel, equipment and facilities within the processing area.

Responsibilities of the position include:

- Lead and manage safety requirements for performance of work.

- Partner with the Shift Manager and shift team to improve equipment uptime

- Act as the Technical Observer and contributor in real time deviation investigations

- Manage, mentor and collaborate with Maintenance skilled craft persons assigned to the shift

- Maintain and evaluate Metrics to support Process and Maintenance Optimization

- Drive the execution and prioritization of Maintenance Work

- Provide support for the Shift Manager in making Product



- Bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical, or similar discipline) or related scientific field (chemistry, physics, math) and a minimum of two years’ experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance or Military environments – or - High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance or Military environments.


- Experience troubleshooting equipment failures

- Experience operation of systems and equipment

- Experience working in a team environment and influencing others.


- Experience interfacing with high speed manufacturing packaging equipment

- Experience with OSHA safety requirements ( LOTO, Confined Space, line breaking, etc)

- Experience interfacing with various types of rotating equipment

- Experience interfacing with utility equipment; including chillers, heat exchangers and cold storage

- Experience in a regulated industry; such pharmaceuticals, food, and or nuclear

- Experience in an SAP inventory management system

- Experience working in a cGMP environment

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.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Production / Maintenance

Job Title:Spclst, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): Other (see Work Schedule)

Hazardous Materials: Yes

Company Trade Name:Merck

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