Automation Specialist (m/f/d)

Merck Group

  • Publication date:

    04 December 2023
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Permanent position
  • Place of work:

    1804 Corsier-sur-Vevey

Automation Specialist (m/f/d)


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Everything we do in Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Your role:


As member of the Operations Technology (OT) unit, you will be in charge of design, development, commissioning, technical support and troubleshooting of all the automated systems piloting our pharmaceutical plant of Corsier-sur-Vevey. You will be trained on the biotechnological manufacturing process and become quickly autonomous on the position’s main responsibilities, from support for the production to the realization of challenging projects, through technical investigations and continuous improvement initiatives. Organized and flexible, you like variety in your daily activities. You will have to collaborate with many colleagues from different services such as engineering, maintenance, production and quality assurance, thus communication is one of your strengths. Once trained, you will incorporate an on-call service during a few days a month (driver’s license is mandatory).


Who you are: 


  • Automation engineer with university degree and at least 3-5 years of experience in industrial automation

  • Experience and strong knowledge of process automation, especially Siemens S7 (hardware, software, troubleshooting), Aveva System Platform Galaxy, Yokogawa Centum VP and Emerson DeltaV.

  • Knowledge of electricity, electronics, instrumentation, field bus (Profibus, Profinet, Foundation Fieldbus, etc.) and computer sciences.

  • Comfortable with commissioning and troubleshooting of instrumentation, actuators, VSD.

  • Basic knowledge of Ethernet TCP/IP communication

  • French and English

  • Flexible, Rigorous, Stress Resistant, Autonomous

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or chemical company highly desired

  • Knowledge of batch systems (ideally Aveva Batch)

  • Experience in project management, and collaboration with subcontractors

  • Knowledge of GAMP and computerized systems validation methodology

  • Experience in SQL Database is a plus

  • Experience with OSI-Pi data historian is a plus



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!