3rd Shift Associate Specialist, Engineering ( MERCUSR195263ENUS)
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!
Our Engineers assist 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.
Under the supervision of a Senior Specialist or Associate Director, is accountable to provide day-to-day equipment and facility engineering assistance for assigned area including vaccine bulk manufacturing, and/or associated facility/utilities mechanical support. Assigned tasks include 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 Specialist or Associate Director. On routine process operations, is guided by standard operating procedures.
Provides shop floor day-to-day equipment / instrumentation / robotic & utilities engineering assistance 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 team work.
Maintains a high level of technical knowledge and may coordinate safety, current Good Manufacturing Practices, and environmental compliance programs.
Actively participates in 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 speaks with immediate supervisor about status of projects or assignments.
Develops strong relationships with site operations to ensure consensus on operational and regulatory compliance issues.
Assists regulatory agency inspections.
In accordance with Policy 82 - 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.
Education Minimum Requirement:
B.S. Engineering, Science, or Four Year Engineering Technology Degree.
Required Experience and Skills:
Good social skills including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
Good analytical abilities, organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Experience and Skills
Minimum one (1) year of cGMP, technical/mechanical services experience.
Note: This description is not intended to be all-encompassing or a limitation of the duties of the Job. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned.
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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Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:Not Specified
Shift:3rd - Night
Valid Driving License:Yes
Number of Openings:1