Associate Director, Design Engineer

Requisition ID: ELE000131

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 to 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.¬ 

Custom Engineering Solutions

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the development, engineering design, fabrication, evaluation, repair, adjustment, and/or modification of various types of mechanical, electronic, electrical, electro-mechanical, optical and liquid handling equipment for laboratory automation systems, robot systems, and scientific instrumentation.

  • He/she will need to collaborate with scientific customers, other team members, facilities staff, and external vendors to develop solutions and solve unique and spontaneous problems. This will involve working independently on multiple technically challenging projects simultaneously to provide timely, practical, cost effective solutions.

  • He/she should be familiar with computer control concepts to assist in trouble-shooting and implementing computer based lab automation and instrumentation; including laboratory robots, instruments, data acquisition equipment, computers, interfaces, controllers, and other peripheral equipment.

  • He/she should also be able to read schematics and troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate a variety of electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, optical, and liquid handling equipment and robotic and automation equipment.


Education Minimum Requirement:¬ 

BS or higher or equivalent work experience in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field

Required Experience and Skills:¬ 

  • Mastery of 3D mechanical design software:

    • Solidworks

    • AutoCAD

    • Pro/Engineer

  • Mastery of rapid prototyping techniques & equipment, including:

    • Milling machines (Centroid & Prototrak)

    • Lathe

    • 3D Printer (Dimension)

    • Band Saw

    • Sander

    • Grinder

    • Sheet Metal Brake

    • Electromechanical assembly

  • Familiarity with electronic test equipment

    • Multimeter

    • Oscilloscope

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with the following helpful:

    • Laboratory device design

    • Electronic circuit design & fabrication

    • Microcontroller programming

  • Experience with the following software helpful:

    • Labview

    • Visual Studio

    • Excel

    • C

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.¬ 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Electronic Engineering
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Work with machine oils/lubricants. Solvents to clean machined material. Will need to enter areas where chemical or biological work is being conducted.
Company Trade Name: Merck

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