Maintenance Shift Engineer

Job Description

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

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations to remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

The Maintenance Shift Engineer is assigned to a manufacturing processing area and partners with the Operation's Shift Manager to ensure the processing area(s) are operating at peak efficiency. The function of the position is to coordinate maintenance activities for personnel, equipment and facilities within the operating area.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Partner with the Operations and Maintenance Manager and employees to improve equipment up time and reliability
  • Act as the Technical Observer and contributor in real time deviation investigations
  • Manage, mentor and collaborate with Maintenance skilled craft persons assigned to the shift
  • Maintain and evaluate Metrics to support Process and Maintenance Optimization
  • Drive the execution and prioritization of the Maintenance Work
  • Provide mechanical support the Operation's Shift Manager in making Product by providing reliable fixed assets and utilities
  • Collaborate with other site groups in troubleshooting issues.
  • Analyze equipment and component breakdowns and implement continuous improvement activities to improve equipment reliability.
  • This position requires the successful candidates to work a shift schedule that includes all of the days of the week and all hours of the day.

Education Minimum Requirement
  • Bachelor degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical, or similar discipline) OR related scientific field (chemistry, physics, math) and a minimum of two (2) years' experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance or Military environments OR High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in Manufacturing, Maintenance or Military environments

Required Experience and Skills
  • Troubleshooting equipment failures and resolving utilizing mechanical tradesmen to execute the work
  • Safely securing mechanical system, tanks and utilities for execution of work and confined space entry
  • Working in a team environment and influencing others
  • Interfacing with various types of rotating equipment
  • Interfacing with utility equipment; including chillers, heat exchangers, AHU, WFI generation, clean steam generation and cold storage
  • Regulated industry; such pharmaceuticals, food, and or nuclear
  • CMMS Plant Maintenance management system
  • Communication and organizational skills

Preferred Experience and Skills
  • Flexibility to perform various tasks to support the business
  • Reliability engineering, Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
  • I nterfacing with sterile manufacturing equipment and sterile/aseptic techniques
  • Interfacing with various types of rotating equipment
  • Interfacing with utility equipment; including chillers, heat exchangers, AHU, WFI generation, clean steam generators and cold storage units
  • Regulated industry such as pharmaceuticals, food or nuclear
  • SAP Plant Maintenance management system
  • Working in a cGMP environment

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for ...

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


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Requisition ID:R127169