Merck Sr. Specialist, Manufacturing Automation in West Point, Pennsylvania

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 Senior Specialist Manufacturing Automation in West Point Shared Serves organization will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing systems including the following:

  • Provide technical review and approval of automation change controls

  • Develop work prioritization and resource plans

  • Trouble-shooting challenging equipment / automation issues to improve manufacturing performance

  • Maintaining the automation systems in compliance with cGMPs.

  • Providing support as a representative of or leading a small a startup or existing production team providing technical assistance in fulfilling the automation requirements for the team.

  • Reviewing automation documents, preventive maintenance, and SOPs to ensure compliance with GMP and safety.

  • Developing and supporting corrective actions for investigations related to automation or IT systems.

  • Use technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of variety of automated processing and information technology systems.

  • Participates in audits and training programs in the area of responsibility.

  • On-floor support of manufacturing activities.

  • Participation in Kaizen events.


  • SOP development and review.

  • Direct support of regulatory inspections and audits.

  • Direct support of validation activities and all other associated Quality functions.

  • Applies general knowledge of company business developed through education or past experience

  • Understands and applies regulatory/ compliance requirements relative to their role

  • Other duties requested by Management.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Information Technology or other relevant discipline

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 6 years experience in process automation or equivalent

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Automation Platforms PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens), SCADA, DCSs (DeltaV), OSI PI

  • Experience with Computer System Validation

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 Manufacturing Automation

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Title: Sr. Specialist, Manufacturing Automation

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: MAN005269