Specialist, Engineering Maintenance & Utilities (Off Shift)

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAI000604

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 125-year legacy. 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.

Under the supervision of a Senior Engineer or Manager, is responsible to provide day-to-day equipment and facility engineering support for assigned areas including vaccine bulk manufacturing, and/or associated facility/utilities mechanical support. Assigned tasks include support and monitoring of equipment performance and maintenance, propose & develop equipment and facility improvements and troubleshoot process equipment to ensure reliable, compliant and efficient operations. Actively ensures compliance to current Good Manufacturing Practices, Safety, and Environmental regulations while achieving operating cost goals.
  • Reports to and receives supervision from a Senior Engineer or Manager. On routine process operations, is guided by standard operating procedures. 
  • Provides shop floor day-to-day equipment / instrumentation / robotic & utilities engineering support to manufacturing operations.
  • Ensures adequate spare parts inventory, optimizes & coordinates scheduling of preventative, predictive & corrective maintenance to improve equipment reliability.
  • Interacts with hourly, salaried and contract employees in routine matters, troubleshooting equipment and automation systems. 
  • Provides supervisory coverage when required. Assists in the training of hourly employees. Promotes open communications and teamwork. 
  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge and may coordinate safety, current Good Manufacturing Practices, and environmental compliance programs. 
  • Actively supports productivity improvement program and resolution of deviation events. Participates in root cause investigations, evaluates, develops and improves business processes and develops technical rationale for system improvements. 
  • Develops Qualification, SOP and Preventative Maintenance documentation and provides reports, data and information to support on-going operations. 
  • Executes projects from concept to qualification, which may involve facilities, utilities, equipment, automation, or process related upgrades based on project requirements and site procedures.
  • Summarizes project progress, delays, or improvement opportunities. Frequently communicates with immediate supervisor about status of projects or assignments.
  • Develops strong relationships with site operations to ensure consensus on operational and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Supports regulatory agency inspections

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering with minimum 1 year’s maintenance experience – OR – Associate’s Degree or higher with a minimum 3 years’ maintenance experience – OR – High School Degree/GED with Journeyman mechanic qualifications and 5 years’ of maintenance experience
  • Good interpersonal skills including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment
  • Good analytical abilities, organizational skills & good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience troubleshooting manufacturing equipment,
  • Experience with cGMP
  • Experience with maintenance services
Your role at Merckis integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generationsto come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help makemeaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’reinventing for life.

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Job: Maintenance/Utilities
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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