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Senior Automation Engineer Job Elkton United States,  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Senior Automation Engineer-MAN004086


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 a Senior Manufacturing Automation Engineer position available.
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:

"Providing lead automation support for various manufacturing systems such as Programmable Logic Controllers , Distributed Control Systems and Original Equipment Manufacturer platforms.
"Providing leadership for automation upgrade and new installation projects.
"Evaluates automation systems and develops strategies to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansion, replacement, or upgrade
"Initiate and lead collaboration within the Operations, Quality and Technical organizations to resolve complex problems
"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 current Good Manufacturing Principles (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
"Providing training and serving as a mentor for junior engineers
"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. 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 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
"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 life cycle documentation


Education Minimum Requirement:

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

Required Experience and Skills:

Minimum of 7 years of experience as an automation development engineer or system administrator

Preferred Experience and Skills:

"Emerson DeltaV, Allen Bradley PLC, OSI-PI, SQL, and Infobatch.
"Batch Processing and S88 standard
"Knowledge of GAMP standard
"Aseptic processing/sterile manufacturing experience

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

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:
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.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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

Job: Manufacturing Automation

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Manufacturing Automation

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

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Pharmaceutical, Electrical, Database, Engineering, Science, Technology


Elkton, VA, US

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