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Merck Shift Engineer in Elkton, Virginia

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations to remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

The Maintenance Shift Engineer is assigned to a manufacturing processing area and partners with the Shift Manager to ensure the processing area(s) are operating at peak efficiency.

The function of the position is to coordinate maintenance activities for personnel, equipment and facilities within the processing area.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Partner with the Shift Manager and shift team to improve equipment uptime

  • Act as the Technical Observer and contributor in real time deviation investigations

  • Manage, mentor and collaborate with Maintenance skilled craft persons assigned to the shift

  • Maintain and evaluate Metrics to support Process and Maintenance Optimization

  • Drive the execution and prioritization of Maintenance Work

  • Provide support for the Shift Manager in making Product

Job Requirements:

  • This position requires successful candidates to work a shift schedule that includes all of the days of the week and all hours of the day. This will be a 12 hr rotating shift 6:30AM – 6:30PM and 6:30PM – 6:30AM. The rotation cycle will include working 2-3 days on daylight, 2-3 days off, 2-3 days on night shift, 2-3 days off, and then repeat.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical, or similar discipline) or related scientific field (chemistry, physics, math) and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance or Military environments – OR - High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance or Military environments.

  • Experience troubleshooting equipment failures

  • Experience working in a team environment and influencing others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience interfacing with high speed manufacturing packaging equipment

  • Experience interfacing with various types of rotating equipment

  • Experience interfacing with utility equipment; including chillers, heat exchangers and cold storage

  • Experience in a regulated industry; such pharmaceuticals, food, and or nuclear

  • Experience in an SAP inventory management system

  • Experience working in a cGMP environment

MMDHJ

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf

EEOC GINA Supplement​ at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocginasupplement.pdf

OFCCP EEO Supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

1st - Day, 3rd - Night

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R38948

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