Reliability Engineer Job

Elkton, VA, US
August 24 2017
Organization Type
Reliability Engineer-MAN004434


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.

The Reliability Engineer is recognized as a subject matter expert, responsible for providing technical, maintenance, and reliability expertise on equipment assets. The individual in this role is responsible for defining asset, maintenance, and spare parts management for facility, utility, and equipment installations. The individual will ensure assets and maintenance practices are consistent with GMP, Health, Safety, and Environmental regulatory requirements.

The person in this position will be a member of cross-functional teams throughout the asset lifecycle. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and work closely with Operations, Maintenance, Quality, EHS, Supply Chain, and Engineering stakeholders.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Develops and implements the maintenance and calibration program in the CMMS (SAP). Initiates & processes maintenance change control for changes in equipment, PM, PdM, and Calibrations.

- Develops technical procedures and documentation to meet maintenance, reliability, and regulatory requirements.

- Provides constructive feedback during the design, installation, and operation of equipment assets.

- Provides technical expertise and consultation on equipment issues, maintenance, and reliability practices. Represents Maintenance/Reliability in assessing change impact and provides support for changes to equipment and utilities.

- Optimizes PM/PdM activity and maintenance strategies to improve maintenance effectiveness and efficiency. Drives toward Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), improving cost and equipment availability.

- Analyzes equipment maintenance activity to identify performance trends and risks. Supports investigation and determination of root cause for equipment deviations.

- Maintains the area’s list of asset criticalities, in order to focus reliability efforts and maintenance priorities



- Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or related scientific field of study with minimum of five years of manufacturing or military experience...OR High School Diploma /GED with seven years of experience in maintenance or military service with Reliability certification.


- Minimum (3) years’ experience in a technical, maintenance, or reliability role

- Work experience in cGMP, manufacturing, maintenance environment or relevant military experience.

- Experience troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, and/or instrumentation issues

- Experience using a CMMS for maintenance work execution

- Ability to read mechanical, electrical, and P&ID drawings


- Reliability certification (e.g. CMRP, CRL, etc.)

- Pharmaceutical experience in an operations, technical, or maintenance role

- Working knowledge of fermentation and purification process equipment for vaccines or biologics manufacturing

- Experience and in-depth knowledge using SAP Plant Maintenance as a CMMS

- Working knowledge of Reliability Engineering tool sets (e.g. asset criticality, root cause analysis, failure mode effects analysis)

- Experience implementing maintenance and MRO spare parts strategies for manufacturing equipment or utilities

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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Job: Manufacturing Engineering

Job Title:Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: Process glycol and cleaning chemicals

Company Trade Name:Merck