At Merck’s 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.
Responsibilities may include:
Supports operations in maintaining environmental compliance, system operational reliability, and energy optimization.
Coach, teach, and develop the skills of the Technical Operations engineering team as well as the Facilities Operations team. Lead high performance teams.
Troubleshooting utility systems, including clean steam generators, natural gas boilers, potable water, WFI, chillers, air handler units (AHUs), refrigeration systems, air compressors to ensure compliant, reliable and cost-efficient operation.
Applies technical skills and ingenuity to correct equipment and system problems that result in downtime or consume excessive maintenance resources or energy.
Provides capital project execution/support in project design reviews, turnover acceptance and training of operations personnel for utilities project.
Management of well water systems, groundwater pumping plan, stormwater monitoring and control.
Implement alarm rationalization work process to eliminate nuisance alarms and improve productivity and support safe and compliant operation.
Oversee and implement change control management for utility systems
Leading and conducting technical investigations of deviations, identifying root cause, conducting investigational test protocols, implementing corrective actions, and developing investigation report
Participates in audits and safety reviews.
Education and Experience Requirements:
B.S. or M.S. degree in mechanical, civil, chemical engineering, or related disciplines and minimum six years of relevant utilities experience.
The successful candidate must have:
Minimum six years of experience with utilities equipment (HVAC, clean steam generators, boilers, WFI, potable water, air compressors, chillers) and knowledge of utilities processes and systems.
Experience with programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, or building automation systems
Highly developed communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.
Ability to handle and prioritize many simultaneous assignments and quickly adapt to changes in business priorities.
Ability to quickly address issues and develop solutions to minimize compliance risk and improve utility reliability.
Strong 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.
Strong desire to succeed and to help others to do the same.
10+ years of utilities experience
Groundwater and stormwater management experience
Project management experience
Experience working in a pharmaceutical or manufacturing environment
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.