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Merck & Co, Inc

Specialist, Engineering ($2,500 Sign On Bonus available for New External Hires) ( MERCUSR171004ENUS)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering

Yearly

No

Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

$2,500 Sign-On Bonus available for New External Hires. The sign-on bonus will be paid within your first regularly scheduled paycheck.”

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations 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 Reliability Engineer will fill a key role at the Elkhorn facility in development and implementation of an Equipment Reliability and Computerized Maintenance Management System. As the subject matter expert in CMMS system administration, the Reliability Engineer will lead the Preventive Maintenance program, Improve Equipment uptime and equipment Meant Time Between Failure Analysts. This individual will be able to perform Work Order Management, Performance Trending, Calibration, and Spare Parts Inventory Management. The position will be responsible for collecting performance actor data, developing predictive techniques, and implementing preventative maintenance programs for the Elkhorn Maintenance Team.

Additionally, the Reliability Engineer will manage the contracted parts crib team. Parts crib management will include development of kitting plans for critical equipment and will ensure fulfillment by through the parts crib. In support of driving quality and safety cultures, the Reliability Engineer will serve as a lead point of contact for Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) tracking and execution for the Engineering and Maintenance Department.

This position will have broad above site involvement as the local representative in our Company Global Reliability platform collaboration, and information sharing team. As a resident expert, the Reliability Engineer will develop and deliver successful training on operating/maintenance best practices for maintenance and operations personnel. The Reliability Engineer will also learn and maintain critical safety related equipment programs including Pressure Safety Device inventory/management, Lockout Tagout, and critical device management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop Critical Equipment list, and a Bad Actor list for the site.

  • Assess, measure, track, and report on key reliability indicators for critical equipment systems.

  • Develop Preventive Maintenance procedures for Critical Equipment.

  • Develop and implement Kitting Programs for Critical Equipment.

  • Develop and implement a Predictive Maintenance Program for Critical Equipment.

  • Participate in equipment failure and contamination investigations.

  • Responsible as the CAPA point of contact for the Engineering and Maintenance department.

  • Develop and provide training to Maintenance associates regarding preventive and predictive maintenance.

  • Collaborate with the corporate Reliability team to maximize site reliability performance.

  • Responsible as the Change Control point of contact for Utility and Critical Equipment.

  • Develop Lock Out Tag Out procedures for new equipment.

  • Review existing Lock Out Tag Out procedures for compliance with the site standards.

Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School diploma

  • Associates degree with a minimum of 4 years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Possess strong problem-solving skills and able to examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve it at root cause

  • Ability to read and interpret technical/engineering documents, drawings, schematics

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, and the ability to learn how to effectively use SAP maintenance software to input data, research parts and analyze repair history detail.

  • Must be able to be exposed to extreme temperatures, outside weather in all conditions, high noise environments, work areas near moving mechanical parts and any chemicals used in production process.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in USDA or similarly regulated manufacturing environment

  • Communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.

  • Lean and six sigma skills

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

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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.

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R171004