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Merck & Co, Inc

Specialist, Engineering

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, this role will be temporarily based in a and exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

The function of this position is to provide engineering technical support to the manufacture of liquid vaccines. The role encompasses technical services support in the areas of deviation management, customer complaints, validation and product franchise. The primary focus of assignments will be in customer complaint investigations.

Position Responsibilities

  • Performing customer complaint investigations, including determining the root cause, identifying corrective/preventative actions, identifying event scope, and conducting a product impact assessment and where applicable, complete investigational test protocols to determine root cause, product impact, event scope, etc.

  • Providing on-the-floor assistance of operational and technical issues; collaborating with the shop floor to provide immediate answers to deviations and potential deviations

  • Conducting real time investigations with the goal of fully comprehending root cause and product impact within five days of event discovery

  • Conducting deviation investigations aimed to prevent deviation re-occurrence, including determining the root cause, identifying corrective/preventative actions, identifying event scope, and conducting a product impact assessment and where applicable, complete investigational test protocols to determine root cause, product impact, event scope, etc.

  • Completing projects to improve the performance of our processes, including projects aimed at improving Right-First-Time performance or preventing/reducing deviations, and continuous improvement projects that seek to improve yield, reduce cost, or lower our processing cycle times

  • Preparing source documentation for regulatory filings, supporting requests for regulatory inspections related to process overviews, investigations, projects and validation

  • Authoring updates to Master Batch Records (production process descriptions) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)

  • Leading Team safety, environmental and compliance objectives

  • Managing investigation, project and validation study timelines to ensure key compliance and customer due dates are met; escalating any potential misses and develop remediation plans when possible

  • Collaborating effectively with the area Coaches, Operators/Mechanics, support groups (Maintenance, Automation, Technology, Quality, and Planning)

  • Implementing projects and assigned studies in a right-first-time manner

  • Actively using and championing the use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and our Company Production System (MPS) tools, both in problem solving and day-to-day operational activities


  • B.S. or B.A. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree or other science degree

Required Experience | Skills

  • Minimum one year of relevant work

  • Engineering or science educational background

  • Work both independently and as a part of a Team

  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills, excellent analytical abilities, established written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Experience | Skills

  • Minimum one year in a GMP environment

  • Support of vaccine operations or technical services support

  • Troubleshooting biotech equipment and closed system processing

  • Trackwise, MIDAS, SAP

  • Ability to read Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

  • Support of deviation investigations and/or project work

  • LSS/MPS certification


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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:



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Requisition ID:R256919