Device Engineer Job

Rahway, NJ, US
September 13 2017
Organization Type
Device Engineer:ENG003452


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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The Engineer within the Device Development organization enables the development of Medical Devices and Combination products for a wide range of Drug Product dose presentations, including long-acting parenterals, auto-injector pens, inhalation and nasal drug products. The Device Development engineering assignments involve computer aided design (CAD) and rapid prototying (e.g. 3D Printing) of Medical Devices, through Concept and Design phases, Implementation of lead prototypes using injection molding tools, Verification of Design through finite element analysis (FEA) and Mechanical Testing through to Transfer and Validation of Device Design. The Engineer will support pipeline products and standalone medical devices designs.

Key Responsibilities and Primary Activities:

- Design and rapid prototype medical device and combination products using state of the art tools including CAD, FEA, and 3D Printing.
- Work on interdisciplinary teams to advance the development of combination products.
- Work with second and third party suppliers and vendors
- Apply scientific and engineering expertise and research experience to solve problems creatively and independently.
- Develop innovative Design Verification mechanical tests
- Drive in-vitro evaluations of Device Design for combination products and formulations.
- Identify, evaluate and recommend new Device technology and instrumentation for the department.
- Document results in electronic notebooks and formal reports/memos as needed.
- Communicate findings and interpret results to key stakeholders via written reports and presentations.
- Contribute to development milestone reports and/or filing documents.
- Collaborate fluently with discovery and manufacturing colleagues.
- May present to senior management, worldwide teams or external audiences.
- Maintain established scientific and engineering excellence and commitment to innovation.
- May lead and implement departmental and inter-departmental initiatives (e.g. new technology, improved collaborations between different departments, development and implementation of new business processes, etc.).
- Carry out all assignments to the standards of efficiency, innovation, accuracy and safety in accordance with Company and regulatory requirements.
- Additional activities may be assigned by the manager/supervisor.



- B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent field is required


- Fluency in state of the art Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
- Experience with mechanical testing and protocol development
- Experience with rapid prototyping techniques like 3D printing
- Excellent communication skills
- Proven track record of Medical Device and Combination Product technical problem solving


- Fluency in state of the art Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software
- Experience with metal machining equipment
- Familiarity with pharmaceutical development

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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Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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