Our Company 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. At the campus in Elkton, Virginia, we are seeking candidates for a Senior Specialist, Engineering position in our Technical Operations Team to support utilities operations. The manufacturing facility is located in the Shenandoah Valley along the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains a short distance from the University of Virginia and James Madison University.
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, biopharmaceutical, vaccine product manufacturing facilities. If you are the kind of individual who thrives on challenge and possess the technical, leadership and business, and communication skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply. Consistently cited as a great place to work, we discover, develop, manufacture and market a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. Each of our employees is joined by an extraordinary sense of purpose - bringing our Company's finest achievements to people around the world.
Troubleshooting utility systems, including but not limited to: clean steam generators, vapor compression stills, natural gas boilers, potable water, WFI, chillers, air handler units (AHUs), refrigeration systems humidifiers/dehumidifiers, air compressors, Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) controllers and monitors
Management of well water systems, groundwater pumping plan, stormwater monitoring and control
Change control management for utility systems
Investigation of deviations of utilities systems
Leading and conducting technical investigations, identifying root cause, conducting investigational test protocols, implementing corrective actions, and developing investigation report
Identifying and implementing utility improvement projects and productivity improvements
Facility & utility Drawing Maintenance
Supporting equipment upgrade projects from basis of design development to project implementation, equipment installation and qualification and validation
Data analysis and trending
Training operations personnel
Mentoring entry level engineers
Participation in safety reviews
Performing shift work, as needed
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 …
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.
We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.
What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
Education Minimum Requirements
B.S. or M.S. degree in civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering, or related disciplines and minimum six years of relevant utilities experience
Required Experience and Skills
Minimum six years of experience with utilities equipment (HVAC, clean steam generators, boilers, WFI, potable water, air compressors, chillers, groundwater wells) and knowledge of utilities processes and systems.
Programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, and building automation systems
Ability to read electrical drawings, P&IDs, and understand control loops
Effective and solid verbal and written communication skills, team skills, personal character, and ethics
Solid analytical and problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving, with a bias towards going to see problems for oneself in the field
Ability to examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, maintenance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve
Enthusiasm, confidence, and initiative-taking ability needed for continuous learning and its applications
Strong desire to succeed and to help others to do the same
Preferred Experience and Skills
Ten (10+) years of utilities
Groundwater and stormwater management
Pharmaceutical or manufacturing environment
SAP and Trackwise experience
Change management and implementation of change management programs
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.
Merck’s campus in Elkton, Virginia may be little. But big things are happening here at the local Merck Manufacturing Division facility, such as the production of high-quality medicines that prevent disease and ...sustain life for patients on a global scale. Our team of approximately 800 employees helps to supply the world with products from three major integrated process teams: Large molecules, sterile pharmaceuticals, and biologics.
Nestled into a 130-acre site in the Shenandoah Valley, this facility was founded in 1941, establishing a long legacy of excellence that continues to this day. It was initially built to produce the penicillin and vitamins essential to our efforts in World War II, and in the following decades has manufactured products to address such vital issues as Parkinson’s disease, HIV, blood-pressure conditions, cholesterol problems, heartburn, and animal and crop diseases.
Optimizing processes to deliver world-class supplies at globally competitive price points, our teams are now manufacturing and packaging solutions for osteoarthritis, ocular hypertension, HPV-related cancers and diseases, bacterial diseases, diabetes and other challenging conditions.