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Associate Automation Engineer Job - United States  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Associate Automation Engineer-ENV000470


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. 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 an individual 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 Merck Manufacturing facility in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have an Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer position available. This position provides support for the control system software and hardware for the various manufacturing areas at the site. This typically involves managing several challenging projects. The Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer will be paired with a more experienced Automation Engineer who will oversee their work as well as their development.
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 product manufacturing facilities.

Responsibilities Include:

•Assist with providing automation support for various manufacturing systems such as Programmable Logic Controllers , Distributed Control Systems and Original Equipment Manufacturer platforms.
•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
•Designing solutions to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, replacements, or upgrades.
•Using technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems.
•Developing an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, 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 Standard Operating Procedures.
•Develops and supports corrective actions associated with automation related deviations/investigations
•Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about the status of area of responsibility
•On the floor trouble shooting support of manufacturing activities
•Maintains all system life cycle documentation
•Responsibilities will potentially include providing automation support on various shifts and remote off-hour coverage support for trouble calls.


Education Minimum Requirement:

•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems, Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or Information technology

Required Experience and Skills:

•Programming Coursework

Preferred Experience and Skills:

•Exposure to automation system

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. Our Company’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. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Job Title:Assoc. Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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