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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Specialist, Engineering Technical Operation ( MERCUSR130868ENUS)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



Riverside, Pennsylvania, 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.

This position will serve as technical support for an IPT (Integrated Process Team). The successful candidate will report to a Technical Lead, work is closely supervised but requires full application of sound scientific principles, theories, concepts, and techniques. The Associate Specialist, Engineering Technical Operations (ASETC) is expected to collect information and develop solutions to specific projects of limited scope.


  • Provides daily technical support to the manufacturing areas, including Monitoring of key processing parameters | Troubleshooting/resolution of manufacturing problems | Demonstration of new and/or improved processes | Project realization | Assist manufacturing area in achieving productivity and financial targets | Supporting efforts to maintain regulatory compliance | Focus on improving the efficiency of the work environment

  • Plays a key role in assisting the manufacturing areas in achieving productivity/financial targets and in supporting manufacturing efforts to maintain regulatory compliance

  • Follow standard procedures for routine operations

  • Conduct investigations of quality deviation events and recommend action to prevent recurrence

  • Analysis of processing problems through analytical thinking | Execution of laboratory/pilot scale experiments

  • Development of sound scientific justification for planned material, process, and equipment changes

  • Technology transfer of products and processes to our Company Cherokee and customers worldwide

  • Assists in documentation preparation, maintenance, review, and approval including SOP's, process descriptions, deviation process reports, validation documentation, and change requests

  • Participates in the Profit Improvement program by executing experiments and implementing project plans, as well team continuous improvement activities

  • Work with IPT and operator teams to implement productivity improvement projects

  • Responsible for control/monitoring and update of product yield

  • Knowledgeable of and enforces all GMPs, safety, and environmental regulations

  • Assist in audits and training in the area of responsibility

  • Job responsibilities may involve shift work at times

Education Requirement

  • B.S. or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering or related engineering field

Experience and Skills


  • Strategic, motivational and resourceful verbal and written communication skills, inter-personal skills, and team skills


  • Manufacturing or technical support in a pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing environment

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals 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., Kenilworth, 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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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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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.

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Requisition ID:R130868