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Merck & Co, Inc

2nd Shift Assoc. Specialist Engineer, Maintenance & Utilities

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist

No

West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

ACCOUNTABILITY

Under the supervision of a Senior Specialist or Associate Director, is responsible to provide day-to-day equipment and facility engineering support for assigned area including vaccine bulk manufacturing, and/or associated facility/utilities mechanical support. Assigned tasks include support and 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.

DUTIES

  • 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 support 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 supports 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 communicates with immediate supervisor about status of projects or assignments.

  • Develops strong relationships with site operations to ensure consensus on operational and regulatory compliance issues.

  • Supports 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential:

  • B.S. Engineering, Science, or 4 Year Engineering Technology Degree.

  • Minimum one (1) to three (3) years of cGMP, technical/mechanical services experience.

  • Good interpersonal skills including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Good analytical abilities, organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills.

Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive 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.

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.

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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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For more information about personal rights under the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment laws, visit:

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

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”.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

On-Site

Shift:

2nd - Evening

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

n/a

Requisition ID:R269388