Senior Specialist, Global Engineering Solutions:

West Point Pennsylvania
Requisition ID: CHE005661

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. 

The Specialist operates under the guidance of the Technology Director or an Associate Director supporting a Line of Business (e.g. Large Molecule, Small Molecule or Animal Health).  This position’s focus will be Animal Health.  The individual collaborates with other Integrated Project Team (IPT) members (e.g., Project Management, Technology, Maintenance, Automation, Plant Operations and Safety), Engineering Firms and Vendors to progress deliverables. 

The Specialist would be responsible for planning, design, and implementation of capital projects including scope generation, process & facility design,  equipment selection, vendor interaction, factory acceptance testing, technology transfer, construction support, equipment qualification, facility start-up and process demonstrations. 

The Specialist shall exhibit strong leadership, interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills for both decision making and guiding team members.   The candidate should have a strong understanding of the line of business, understand lean design and delivery, implement standard work and be able to lead technical areas and small capital projects from an end to end perspective.  Flexibility with travel up to 50% and work location is also required.


  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Engineering or Applicable Science
  • This position will function as a Process Engineer with prior experience supporting API, Oral Solid Dosage, Biologics, Vaccine or Sterile Projects.  
  • Prior experience with engineering design, equipment operation, vendor interface, risk assessment, process safety and industry guidance is essential for delivery of assets and project realization.  
  • Depending on Project Size, responsibilities will  range from leading a small to medium project to supporting a portion of a large project.
  • Experience with an equipment life cycle approach including specification, selection, testing & commissioning, troubleshooting and qualification
  • Excellent collaboration and engagement as a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Project/Time Management skills which deliver on time and quality work .
  • Ability to travel, both domestic and international. 
  • Interface with IPT members in support of Capital Project Delivery
  • Ability to assess multiple options and select a leading approach
  • Core knowledge should include specification of unit operations, P&ID development, Hazard Analysis, equipment operation, commissioning & qualification
  • Familiar with chemical handling, bio-safety, containment approaches in terms of solution development
  • Operating within cost and schedule constraints of project and department 
  • Peer review across multiple projects
  • Maintaining knowledge of best practices & industry trends; may participate in professional/technical organizations. 
  • Ensures that deliverables conform to Merck standards and practices, and are technically sound
  • Liaises with other technical functions to ensure successful technology transfers of new and in-line products
  • Collaborates with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work 

Your role at Merck isintegral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations tocome, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help makemeaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’reinventing for life. 


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