Electrical Controls Engineer

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Elkton, VA, US

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Requisition ID: ELE000132

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.

This position will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of electrical distribution controls and monitoring systems. An intimate knowledge of SCADA, electrical switchgear, motor control centers, transformers, emergency generators, variable frequency drives and protective relays. This individual must be familiar with NFPA 70, NFPA 70E and NETA. The candidate must be knowledgeable of monitoring hardware, software and communications devices. The individual must be able to work in an industrial atmosphere.

The individual will:
  • Perform design reviews to ensure new installations meet applicable standards
  • Inspect completed installations for conformance with design and equipment specifications and safety standards. 
  • Coordinate operation and maintenance activities to ensure reliable and optimum utilization of power system facilities 
  • Manage the electrical distribution controls and monitoring equipment.
  • Respond to electrical emergencies on a 24/7 basis.

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Equivalent Military Experience.

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum three years of experience in Electrical Distribution Controls and Monitoring

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience working in a Union Environment 
  • Experience with regulatory requirements
  • Experience with electric power systems, short-circuit, protective coordination, load flow, arc flash hazard analysis
  • Knowledge of a power system analysis software (PTW from SKM, ETAP, EasyPower, CYME) is preferred, preferably PTW from SKM
  • Experience with electrical design and network architectures, protection knowledge, electrical layout and understand plant / facility processes
  • Knowledge of renewable energy systems
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems and electrical distribution communication architecture
  • Experience developing single-line/three line drawings
  • Knowledge of instrumentation associated with a cGMP industrial environment
  • Knowledge of Distributed Control Systems DCS.

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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Job: Electrical Equip Engineering
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: Beta Lactam
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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