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Merck & Co, Inc

HVAC Operations Engineer


Security Operations


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our Sourcing team partner with the business to ensure efficient acquisition of goods and services that enables the commercialization of our medicines, vaccines and Animal Health products. We collaborate internationally and are grouped into center-led categories and regional operating teams.

Position Description:

Provide Engineering and project support to Facilities, Maintenance &/or Utilities for Rahway, New Jersey pharmaceutical research campus and future headquarters. Provide regional assist to other North American sites, occasionally or 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 development center, pilot plant manufacturing, office 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:

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

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

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

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

  • Perform 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 scheduling and planning processes in assigned area.

  • 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.

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

  • Supports 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:

  • BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Chemical) OR equivalent work experience

Required Experience and Skills:

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

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

  • Competency with basic business software (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret schematics and layouts

  • Knowledge of equipment submittals, commissioning processes, and IQ, OQ, and PQ validation methods.

  • Knowledge in the application of engineering standards such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 1910), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and/or American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

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., Rahway, 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.

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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For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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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.

Under New York City, Washington State and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$80,320.00 - $126,500.00

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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:



No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

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1st - Day

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Requisition ID:R219491