At Merck’s campus in Elkton, Virginia, we are seeking candidates for a Senior Specialist, Engineering position in our Technical Operations Team to support wastewater 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:
Manage, train, and develop a small technical support team for the wastewater area
Technical support for operation of the industrial wastewater treatment plant and utilities operations
Process control data collection and analysis, trouble shooting, and problem solving
Leading and conducting technical investigations
Identifying and implementing process control improvements
Performing waste characterization and identifying waste stream management options
Researching, identifying, and implementing new process control technologies and instrumentation
Supporting plant upgrade projects from basis of design development to project implementation and equipment installation and qualification
Capital project management
Developing and revising standard operating procedures for equipment and processes
Owning/implementing non-GMP change controls
Training operations personnel
Performing field and laboratory analysis
Participation in safety reviews
Performing shift work as needed
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 Merck's finest achievements to people around the world.
Education Minimum Requirement:
B.S. or M.S. degree in environmental, civil, mechanical, biological, chemical engineering or other applicable science/technical degree
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum six years of wastewater treatment operations or technical support experience
Interest in a job focused on wastewater treatment
Experience with programmable logic controllers and building automation systems
Ability to read electrical drawings, P&IDs, and understand control loops
Strong verbal and written communication skills, team skills, personal character, and ethics
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 it.
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Merck offer's competitive compensation which includes a base salary, bonus, merit increase, Paid Holidays, Vacation Time, Sick Time, and Year-end Shutdown days. All employees are eligible for our health benefits and for retirement we offer a Pension & 401k plan.
Internal Number: ENG004198
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.