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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Manufacturing Automation Data Engineer ( MERCUSR178588ENUS)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer

Yearly

No

Elkton, Virginia, United States

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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.

Our Company at Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as our Company in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

At our Company Manufacturing facility in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have an Associate Manufacturing Automation Data Engineer position available. This position provides support for Batch Reporting control system software and PI Data Historians, as well as their interfaces. Both systems are used in all manufacturing areas at the site. This role typically involves change management with these systems, as well as support for software upgrades and new installations/architecture. The Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer will be paired with a more experienced Automation Engineer who will oversee their work as well as their development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their enthusiasm and technical skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team supporting the operation of pharmaceutical product manufacturing facilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist with providing automation support for Informetric Infobatch Reporting software, PI Data historians, PI Interfaces and other data management tools. These data reporting and historian software platforms interface with various manufacturing systems (Programmable Logic Controllers, Distributed Control Systems and Original Equipment Manufacturer platforms).

  • Must be willing to work closely with various site and central groups in order to ensure these systems are designed, implemented and maintained in a manner to ensure manufacturing requirements are met.

  • Designing solutions to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, replacements, or upgrades.

  • Using technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems.

  • Developing an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, safety, and environmental regulations.

  • Communicates daily with operation, technical, and quality representatives within area of support through the tier process.

  • Reviews automation documents, performs preventive maintenance, and revises or develops automation Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Develops and supports corrective actions associated with automation related deviations/investigations.

  • Communicates with immediate supervisor about the status of area of responsibility.

  • Maintains all system life cycle documentation.

  • Responsibilities will potentially include providing automation support on various shifts and remote off-hour coverage support for trouble calls.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Information technology

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with PI Data Historians, PI Interfaces

  • Experience with SQL

  • Experience with automating GMP systems

  • Experience writing System Development Lice Cycle documents

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed 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.

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.

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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., 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:

Domestic

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R178588