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Merck & Co, Inc

Sr. Engineering Specialist ( MERCUSR137847ENUS)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Position Description:

Provide reliability, engineering, and project support to facilities, maintenance &/or utilities for Rahway, New Jersey pharmaceutical research campus and future headquarters for Our Company. Provide regional assist to other North American sites, as required.

Day-to-day engineering support for assigned area(s) may include design and technical input to various projects, mechanical support to utilities including power, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), steam and/or maintenance engineering for various site facilities including office, warehousing, pilot manufacturing, and lab facilities.

Assigned tasks may include support and monitoring of equipment performance and maintenance reliability, propose & develop facility and infrastructure improvements, as well as troubleshooting to ensure compliant, reliable and efficient operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • This position requires interactions with internal customers and external service providers.

  • Enhance the site’s reliability program by partnering with our global COE and implement site level reliability program improvements.

  • Interfaces with internal clients in lab, office and/or manufacturing operations to develop shared support goals and ensure service level agreements met.

  • Partners collaboratively with Integrated Facilities Management provides and external vendors to complete assignments and projects.

  • Interacts with hourly, salaried and contract employees in routine matters, troubleshooting and project support.

  • Represents facilities on cross-functional teams and uses established relationships to influence and lead teams for successful completion of activities.

  • The individual should be able to recognize problems of moderate complexity, and independently, develop potential solutions.

  • Authors Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and other technical documentation.

  • Monitors maintenance metrics and other KPI to understand performance and improvement opportunities.

  • Lead root cause analysis on equipment or systems failures and develop strategies to prevent recurrence.

  • Assists in training development for mechanics and supervisors.

  • Supports and contributes to maintenance and planning processes in assigned area.

  • Support trouble shooting efforts for PLCs and control systems.

  • Responsible for change control (management of change) for assigned systems and/or areas.

  • Provide technical input to building and site Master Plans based on risked based life cycle analysis.

  • Develop and provide specific input to budget and forecast for plant financial process.

  • Ensures compliance requirements; e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), safety, environmental, and operating cost goals are achieved.

  • Models culture change toward safety goal of Target Zero, as well as ongoing reinforcement of Safe by Choice principles and behaviors.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Undergraduate in Engineering or Science

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience or equivalent in relevant area

  • Demonstrated excellence in the following competencies: empowering leadership, flexibility, motivation, teamwork/collaboration, problem-solving, communication, and computer skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership in a dynamic, growth environment

  • Application of Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, knowledge in reliability engineering (including asset life cycle management).

  • Experience with Computerized Management Maintenance Systems SAP.

  • Experienced with cGMP for pharmaceutical manufacturing desired

  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification

  • Demonstrated application of widely accepted Engineering Standards to support daily work functions.

  • Professional Engineer License

  • Advanced engineering degree and/or MBA desired.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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:R137847