MES Global Center of Excellence Engineer (Remote Role)

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Job Description
New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
At our IT team, we are committed to the manufacturing division goal of being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. In support of that goal, we are advancing Digital Shop Floor technologies, collaboration, and leadership across the organization. In the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) our Company has a standard solution that is deployed globally across our diverse vaccine, biologics and small molecule manufacturing arenas. We are expanding the Digital Shop Floor Platform Organization to include this role with focus on MES technology, architecture, business architecture, lifecycle support, and value realization.
This role will work within the MES Center of Excellence to provide technical guidance, lead sub teams, implement proof of concepts, and consult in all aspects of MES. This role will also include supporting site operational MES teams in their day to day challenges of operating mes for all aspects of lifecycle management. Finally, this role will progress maturity of our Company MES solution through strategic efforts, including:
  • Deployment excellence with nimble adaptation to new versions of application and infrastructure
  • MS&O - reduce/eliminate planned downtimes
  • Core Build - Our Company next generation MES, with zero application customization
  • SAP interface - Next generation interface to new MES and SAP versions
  • Integration - deliver business value and data integrity compliance through integration to Automation & instrumentation
  • Data and Analytics - provide user friendly solutions to meet data demands

This role involves substantial collaboration with groups outside of the MES CoE - business, IT technical & infrastructure, other engineering groups, Koerber, and solution partners. The cross functional teams will deliver high operational efficiency to this key asset.
This technical leadership role will focus primarily on the Pas-x Manufacturing Execution System used in the production of key our Company products in all three areas of our Company Manufacturing: Biological/Sterile, Pharmaceutical, Chemical
The technology leader must also understand the business needs of our Manufacturing Division and stay abreast of new technologies to make recommendations for business improvements.
Ability to lead teams, bringing people together to achieve a common goal of a deliverable
Ability to participate in global teams and having flexibility to support global time zones
Ability to become influential in his/her area demonstrated by suitable technical degrees and/or experience.
Ability to work with business customers in a highly dynamic environment.
Qualifications:
  • 5 + years of working experience with MES in a manufacturing environment.
  • Prior working experience with PAS-X or other MES applications.
  • Prior working experience with solution delivery, system configuration, and strong familiarity with the system architecture.
  • Prior working experience in pharmaceutical, biological or bulk-manufacturing facilities.
  • Familiar with the application of GMP validation lifecycle.
  • Good communication skills.

Education Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree (Engineering/Computer Science is preferred)

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Other information technology experiences a plus, especially in the areas of infrastructure, virtualization, thin clients, and windows server.
  • Prior working experience with business architects to deliver the proper technical solutions to the business.
  • Focus on customer value including - effective use of MES to meet business requirements, compliance, system availability, disaster recovery, total cost of ownership
  • Capability to articulate master batch record (MBR) development best practices, equipment management, external system interfaces, instrument integration

Position will require on the average 10% travel globally.
Who we are ...
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for ...
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.
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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.
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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
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Employee Status:
Regular
Relocation:
No relocation
VISA Sponsorship:
No
Travel Requirements:
10%
Flexible Work Arrangements:
Remote Work
Shift:
1st - Day
Valid Driving License:
Hazardous Material(s):
Number of Openings:
1
Requisition ID:R183580
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