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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist, Engineering ( MERCUSR127451ENUS)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



West Point, 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.

Key vaccine product franchises are experiencing significant growth requiring staffing to support key initiatives. The Senior Specialist, Technical Services | Process Engineering in the Manufacturing Division End-to-End is responsible for technical leadership and execution of projects in the commercial manufacturing area while actively supporting, participating in, and embracing an empowered team culture and will work as an individual contributor as well as a team or project lead to lead work of others as required.

Additionally, this role will contribute to the performance and results of a department, provide technical guidance, and anticipate and interpret client and/or customer needs to identify and implement solutions. Limited off-shift or weekend coverage may be required based on business unit needs and specific assignments.


  • Defining and leading projects

  • Interest and capability in rigorous scientific approaches, operational excellence methods, systems development and change execution management, and strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Collaborates and engages with multiple functional organizations such as Operations | Technology | Quality | Automation | Global Engineering Services | Procurement | Finance | Above Site Technology | Regulatory

  • Determine project resource requirements and works with stakeholders to gain support needed from subject matter experts

  • Develop and implement change control inclusive of change definition, risk assessments, impact assessments, task execution, implementation, and support of associated regulatory filings

  • Author and update technical and manufacturing documents necessary for process design/definition, engineering studies, process demonstrations, and validation

  • Design and conduct experimental protocols as needed using the Technical Operations lab facilities and/or production equipment at full scale

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing for complex problems and issues

  • Examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve the root cause

  • Develop and assures consistent application of standardized work, engineering, and process tools

  • Problem-solving skills and an involved approach to problem-solving, with a bias toward going to see problems for oneself in the field

  • Technical reviewer/approver for process changes

  • Support process improvement projects, complex manufacturing investigations, digital and data integrity initiatives for the project

  • Support regulatory inspections based requests

Education Requirement

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science

Experience and Skills


  • Minimum five years post-bachelor degree experience in GMP manufacturing and/or technical support of GMP manufacturing operations (or M.S. degree plus 4 years; PhD degree plus 1 years)

  • Biologics, vaccine, or bulk sterile manufacturing facilities in a maintenance, process or validation support role

  • Minimum three years project management with project implementation in qualified production facilities

  • Strong understanding of Change Control

  • Minimum two years of experience in Change Control


  • Advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D.) in science or engineering

  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with technical, quality and operations leaders

  • Equipment and automation troubleshooting

  • Process monitoring and trending tools

  • DeltaV, GCM

  • Regulatory inspection presentation with external regulatory authority representatives

  • Fermentation | Purification | Validation | formulation and filling processes

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.


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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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Requisition ID:R127451