Senior Specialist, Single Use Systems Engineering

West Point, PA, US
April 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENG003799

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. 

Single Use Systems Engineering provides technical leadership for design, sourcing, and operational support projects involving single use technologies.  The group works cooperatively with Operations, Quality, Supplier Development & Performance Management, Planning, and Procurement. Responsibilities contain technical, regulatory, and business strategy elements. We are increasing emphasis on standardization and environmental sustainability.

The Single Use Systems Engineer  will be responsible for projects and activities related to disposable process equipment including storage bags, mixing systems, filters, and tubing assemblies.  Areas of focus will include assisting internal customers with selection and implementation of single use technology, development of best practices, process productivity and sustainability improvement projects, and supplier change management.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.Act as a subject matter expert for Single Use Systems (SUS) and components; build knowledge of the processes used to manufacture SUS by participation in professional groups, personal study, and interactions with manufacturers; 

2.Develop standards and practices to resolve and avoid single-use component problems;

3.Collaborate with customers in operations, procurement, site tech ops, sustainability, and other global partner groups; 

4.Collaborate with suppliers to improve the quality and supply chains of SUS to support World Class Supply of vaccines and sterile products;

5.Evaluate supplier changes for impact to Merck business; generate required documentation in change control systems and support related site activities; 

6.Participate in assessments to identify and mitigate risks of new components and new technologies;

7.Work internally and externally to develop best practices and standards for the industry.     


Education Minimum Requirement:  BS in Engineering or Materials Science

Required Experience and Skills**:  A minimum of 4 years of engineering, manufacturing, or scientific work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, a supplier to the pharmaceutical industry, or other regulated environment

Preferred Experience and Skills:


Single use technology experience

Experience in plastics processing or plastic part design

Excellent collaboration skills and enthusiasm for customer service

Technical problem-solving abilities

Technical writing proficiency

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: Engineering Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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