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Senior Specialist, Engineering

Requisition ID: ENG004518

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 is on a quest for cures and is committed being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

We are currently seeking a Senior Specialist to join our Device Development Team to be based in Rahway, NJ.

This position is in our organization's Device Development group in our research division. Our organization's Device Development group is responsible for the development of devices, combination products, processes, testing and assembly equipment from conception through product launch. Products include injectors, inhalers, implants, infusion pumps, vaginal rings and connected devices/apps.

You will contribute in a high impact, complex, cross-functional and cross-divisional teams and initiatives, and will provide leadership to achieve project goals. Effective collaboration with teams is essential to meet Merck's goals/objectives. You will also play a key role in supporting launched products.


Education Minimum Requirement:

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 9 years of experience OR a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field with a minimum 7 years of experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Medical device and/or combination product development.
  • Ability to demonstrate hands-on troubleshooting skills and mechanical aptitude.
  • CAD design, including knowledge of SOLID WORKS
  • Knowledge and experience in specification and test method development
  • Working knowledge of PLCs, servo drives and automation control systems.
  • Ability to fabricate custom fixtures for medical device assembly and testing.
  • Experience with design, specification development, implementation and support for new automation platforms for testing and pilot manufacturing including assembly, filling and packaging.
  • Knowledge of injection molding and assembly of plastic medical device products.
  • Quality and finished product testing of delivery devices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of automated assembly systems for pharmaceutical and medical industries

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

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Job: Engineering Generic
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
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Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

Senior Specialist, Engineering

Rahway, NJ 07065
Full Time

Published on 07/09/2019