Senior Specialist, Global Engineering Solutions Technology Center Job

West Point, PA, US
September 15 2017
Organization Type
Senior Specialist, Global Engineering Solutions Technology Center-CHE005538


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.

Reporting to a Technology Director in Global Engineering Solutions, the Senior Specialist will be part of a high performing team, responsible for implementation of projects and studies that support critical Merck business and compliance objectives. The Senior Specialist participates in project activities ranging from business case development through the implementation of the business solution using the Capital Management stage gate process with varying degrees of responsibility. The Senior Specialist will exhibit sound leadership and exemplary collaboration, communication, and vendor management skills; and is expected to develop and maintain advanced technical knowledge in their respective area(s) of expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

- Leads or supports project design efforts, providing innovative solutions that meet business objective

- Collaborates with a team in the evaluation of alternative solutions and the development of project scope

- Preliminary designs, including P&ID development and HAZOP facilitation

- Ensures that deliverables conform to Merck standards and practices, and are technically sound

- Provides technical guidance during project implementation, assures viability of technology in proposed configuration

- Team leader for assigned areas of facilities

- Liaises with other technical functions to ensure successful technology transfers of new and in-line products

- Collaborates with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work 

Percent of travel: >25% for projects assignments outside of primary location. Travel and flexibility in project assignment location is required; assignments may require short term travel assignments.



- Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or applicable Science


- Experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry in engineering or manufacturing in vaccines or biologics

- Experience with an equipment life cycle approach including specification, selection, testing & commissioning, troubleshooting and qualification

- Understanding of hygienic design and unit operations specific to vaccine/biologic manufacturing and aseptic processing

- Excellent collaboration and engagement as a team player with dependable interpersonal and communication skills

- Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

- Project/time management skills which deliver on time and quality work


- Experience with capital projects that followed a stage gate capital management process

- 8+ years experience in engineering or operations with 5+ years experience related to vaccines or biologics

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: Chemical Engineering

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): N/A

Company Trade Name:Merck

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