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Engineering EM&U Specialist

Merck

Merck

West Point, PA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

Summary, Focus and Purpose

Under the supervision of a Senior Specialist or Associate Director, the Engineering EM&U Specialist is responsible for providing technical manufacturing support in the field of engineering, maintenance and utilities (EMU) and provides day-to-day engineering support for assigned area which may include vaccine bulk manufacturing, filling, lyophilization, packaging, and/or mechanical support utilities including power, HVAC, steam, WFI and controlled temperature units.

You will support and monitor equipment performance and maintenance, propose and develop equipment and facility improvements and troubleshoot process equipment to ensure reliable, compliant and efficient operations and actively ensure GMP quality, safety, environmental, and operating cost goals are achieved. On occasion, may provide supervisory coverage to ensure supply of a quality product.

Key Functions

  • Works with Operations, other EM&U engineers, Technology, Maintenance Supervisors and mechanics to maximize capacity and assure efficient, reliable equipment operation in accordance with all GMP, safety and environmental regulations

  • Champions the preventive and predictive maintenance program within your area of responsibility, reviews equipment history for reliability concerns, conducts root cause analysis, and identifies reliability improvement opportunities and applications for predictive maintenance technologies to reduce maintenance costs | Develops maintenance and repair strategy for bi-annual shutdowns

  • Assists/Leads Operations, maintenance supervisors, mechanics, automation engineers, process engineers and Quality representatives in troubleshooting equipment problems as well as investigating manufacturing atypical events related to system failure or malfunction

  • Serves as the project engineer and manager for small projects including scope development, design support, field execution and commissioning/qualification testing

  • Identifies spare parts and stand-by equipment needed to assure maximum capacity and reliability

  • Supports maintenance scheduling and planning processes in area of responsibility

  • Supports positive safety culture and participates in HAZOP reviews and Safety inspections | Promotes open communications, inclusion and teamwork

  • Authors Standard Operating Procedures or User Manuals and assists in training development for mechanics and supervisors

  • Assists in the preparation of process studies, engineering standards, equipment utilization, and profit plan

  • Explains and enforces all GMPs, safety, and environmental regulations

  • Assist in audits, regulatory inspections and training in the area of responsibility

Education

  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree or four year Engineering Technology degree

Required Experience and Skills

  • Three years manufacturing experience or technical support group or equivalent

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

  • Knowledge in the application of engineering standards (i.e. ASME, IEEE, NFPA, CFR 1910, NIST, and/or ANSI)

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Knowledge of cGMP for pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, knowledge in reliability engineering (including asset life cycle management). Computerized Management Maintenance Systems SAP), and CMRP certification

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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Applicable

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

n/a

Job Posting End Date:

06/17/2024

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Job Posting End Date:06/17/2024


A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.


Requisition ID:R297438