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Merck & Co, Inc

Engineering CAD & Documentation Specialist

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


De Soto, Kansas, United States

Job Description

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.

Position Summary

The Engineering CAD & Document Control Specialist will fill a new role at the De Soto, KS facility in support and development of the site’s Engineering Drawing and Document Control System. The position will be responsible for developing and Managing our Company's Adept Document and Drawing Control System to support the investment and regulatory environment. The Specialist will also be responsible for administering the Engineering Change Control system and driving CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action) completion for the Engineering and Maintenance Department.

The successful candidate will work across the facility to update as-built drawings and research equipment arrangements. Involvement in new and renovation projects, development of drawing standards, and working with other sites to establish cross-site collaboration will also be an important function of this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Develop, Specify, and Manage a Drawing Management System upgrade project

  • Maintain and support the Drawing Management System

  • Maintain and drive the Engineering Change Control and Quality CAPA initiative

  • Maintain Control System and Computerized system backup and Retention Archive

  • Support Engineering and Maintenance Projects with a concept drawing development

  • Assess existing areas to develop and update as-built drawings

  • Collect, store, and promote the availability of Equipment Manuals and Files

  • Open and track Change Controls through the project life cycle

  • Provide input for User Requirement Specifications to support project and change control activities

  • Support Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation related to Drawings and Documents

  • Train user groups on the efficient and effective use of Drawing and Document retention systems

  • Develop and update SOPs for Drawing and Document Retention


  • High School diploma/GED with five (5) years in Computer-Aided Design OR

  • Associate degree with two (2) years in Computer-Aided Design OR

  • Bachelor's degree with one (1) year in Computer-Aided Design


  • Demonstrated AutoCAD experience

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Limited off-shift work may be required to meet project, operations, and qualification needs


  • Good written and verbal communicator.

  • A high degree of ownership and pride in successfully completing initiatives.

  • Experience with Change Control systems.

Physical Job Characteristics

  • Ability to use various hand-held measuring devices

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for up to 8 hours or more per day

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. on a limited basis

  • Climb stairs and ladders to access equipment components

  • Capable of working in spaces with no air conditioning at times

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.


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.

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For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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.

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Requisition ID:R194706