Associate Automation Engineer

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual 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 the Merck Manufacturing facility in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have an Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer position available. This position provides support for the control system software and hardware for the various manufacturing areas at the site. This typically involves managing several challenging projects. The Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer will be paired with a more experienced Automation Engineer who will oversee their work as well as their development.  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 product manufacturing facilities.  Responsibilities Include:  Assist with providing automation support for various manufacturing systems such as Programmable Logic Controllers , Distributed Control Systems and Original Equipment Manufacturer platforms.  Must be willing to work closely with various site and central groups in order to ensure control systems are designed, implemented and maintained in a manner to ensure manufacturing requirements are met  Designing solutions to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, replacements, or upgrades.  Using technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems.  Developing an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, safety, and environmental regulations.  Communicates daily with operation, technical, and quality representatives within area of support through the tier process.  Periodically reviews automation documents, performs preventive maintenance, and revises or develops automation Standard Operating Procedures.  Develops and supports corrective actions associated with automation related deviations/investigations  Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about the status of area of responsibility  On the floor trouble shooting support of manufacturing activities  Maintains all system life cycle documentation  Responsibilities will potentially include providing automation support on various shifts and remote off-hour coverage support for trouble calls.  Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement:  Have or will obtain bachelor's degree by May of 2019 in one of the following disciplines: Computer Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Information technology Required Experience and Skills:  Programming Coursework Preferred Experience and Skills: Exposure to automation system Requisition ID: MAN005887
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