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Merck & Company, Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products. The company provides human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, immunology infectious diseases, neurosciences and ophthalmology, oncology, vaccines, and women's health and endocrine. It also ... Read More

Address      One Merck Drive PO Box 100 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 United States
Website      www.merck.com/
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Automation Engineer

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as 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 people 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.
Working within the MMD-IT Client Services group, to provide lead automation support for various manufacturing systems such as PLC, DCS, MES, IT and OEM platforms.  Responsible for trouble-shooting challenging equipment / automation issues to improve manufacturing performance (yield, cycle time, reliability, etc.) and maintaining the automation systems in compliance with cGMPs.  Responsibilities will potentially include providing automation support on various shifts and remote off-hour coverage support for trouble calls.  Must be willing to work closely with various site and central groups in order to ensure control systems are designed, implemented and maintained in a manner to ensure manufacturing requirements are met.  The MMD-IT Client Services group supports a large spectrum of sophisticated control systems within the manufacturing area, providing multiple opportunities to learn new automation technology and process operations.
Primary activities include but are not limited to:

    * Provides training and serves as a technical resource for junior engineers
    * Designs solutions to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, replacements, or upgrades.
    * Leverages code structure and system architecture solutions from other factories, projects, and sites to ensure that automation systems are robust, efficient, and consistent with industrial standards.
    * Uses technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems.  Takes a lead role in installing and placing new equipment into operation.  Develops solutions for automation problems.  Oversees investigations of automation anomalies to prevent recurrence.
    * Understand and support all cGMPs, safety, and environmental regulations.
    * Communicates daily with operation, technical, and quality representatives within area of support through the tier process.
    * Periodically reviews automation documents, performs preventive maintenance, and revises or develops automation SOPs.
    * Develops and supports corrective actions associated with automation related deviations/investigations
    * Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about the status of area of responsibility
    * Participates in audits and training programs in the area of responsibility
    * On the floor trouble shooting support of manufacturing activities
    * Identifies and implements process/equipment improvements and manufacturing efficiencies
    * Maintains all system documentation


    * Bachelor's degree preferably in Engineering, Science, or Information technology OR
    * Associates degree and 10 years in the automation field


    * Minimum of 3 years of experience as an automation development engineer or system administrator OR
    * Minimum of 4 years of experience as a process engineer supporting a highly automated process
    * 10% Travel required


    * Experience with the following platforms is desired: Emerson DeltaV, Provox, Allen Bradley PLC, Werum MES, OSI-PI,  SQL, and Infobatch.
    * Batch Processing and S88 standard
    * Knowledge of GAMP standard
    * Aseptic processing/sterile manufacturing experience
    * Knowledge of Lean six Sigma

Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Merck’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service.
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