Associate Engineer / Scientist Job

Associate Engineer / Scientist:ENG003029


Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

At Merck’s campus in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have an Associate Specialist, Engineering position available on our Technical Operations Team. 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:

•Providing technical support for vaccine, biologic, and sterile manufacturing processes in the form of data analysis, troubleshooting, problem-solving, report writing
•Supporting change control implementation
•Learning new processes and procedures
•Recommending, creating, writing process control and automation instructions
•Performing shift work as needed
•Conducting technical investigations and analyses
•Recommending and implementing corrective and preventative actions, and helping lead reduction of atypical events
•Writing, reviewing, and improving procedures for operation of equipment and processes
•Contributing to process and equipment safety reviews

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, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, biological system engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, integrated science, or related disciplines and 0-3 years of relevant industrial experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

•Excellent academic record
•Strong verbal and written communication skills, team skills, personal character, and ethics
•Strong 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.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

•Experience working in a cGMP environment
•Work, co-op, or internship experience in industry

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 3

Hazardous Materials: this position supports manufacturing of vaccines, biologics, and antibiotics and nvolves working with the chemicals and raw materials used in the manufacturing process.

Relocation Provided: Domestic (within country)

Company Trade Name:Merck