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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, provide key automation shift support for various manufacturing systems such as PLC, DCS, MES, IT, and OEM systems in Manufacturing Operations.   As Automation Shift Engineer, responsible for trouble-shooting challenging equipment / automation issues to support and improve manufacturing performance (e.g. yield improvements, etc.) and maintaining the automation systems in compliance with cGMPs.  Responsibilities will include providing automation support for the second shift (7:00PM - 7:00AM) in support of Manufacturing Operations.  Lead automation related manufacturing deviation investigations and implements the corrective actions.  For various project assignments / initiatives, the automation team member is responsible for working closely with various site / central groups in maintaining manufacturing requirements. Group supports a large spectrum of sophisticated automated systems within Manufacturing Operations; providing multiple opportunities to learn new automation technologies and make a positive impact.
Primary Activities include, but are not limited to:

    * Understands and supports all GMPs, safety, and environmental regulations.  Periodically reviews automation documents, preventive maintenance, and SOPs to ensure compliance with GMP and safety.
    * Develops and supports corrective actions associated with automation related deviations/investigations.
    * Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about status of area of responsibility.
    * Evaluates automated and information technology systems, and develops strategies to optimize and ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansion, replacement, or upgrade.
    * Uses technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of variety of automated processing and information technology systems.  Leads in installing and placing new equipment into operations.  Develops solutions for automation problems.  Oversees investigations of automation anomalies to prevent recurrence.
    * Participates in audits and training programs in the area of responsibility.
    * On-floor support of manufacturing activities.
    * Identify and implement process/equipment improvements and manufacturing efficiencies.
    * Maintain technical documentation.
    * Provides client services support for business area applications.


    * B.S., B.A., or M.S., preferably in Engineering, Science, or Information Technology


    * Minimum 2 yrs of experience in process automation or equivalent is required.
    * Minimum 2 yrs experience in computer validation and systems lifecycle development methodology required.


    * Experience in the following technology is desired: Emerson DeltaV, Allen Bradley PLC (or equivalent), MES (Manufacturing Execution System), and automated inspection systems.
    * Aseptic processing/sterile manufacturing experience and Lean Manufacturing /Six Sigma methodology is desired.

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.
To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at www.merck.com/careers to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # TEC000532.  Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
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