Associate Director, Engineering Job

West Point, PA, US
August 10 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, Engineering-CHE005435


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 125-year legacy. 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 Associate Director, Engineering, will be responsible for the management and oversight of the Technical Operations team for the viral bulk manufacturing within the Rota E2E (End-to-End), at the West Point site. The primary responsibility of the individual will be leading the technical team in their support of run the business activities that include operations support, validation activities, equipment/automation troubleshooting, implementation of process/ equipment changes, deviation management, installation of robust CAPAs, among other related duties. The Associate Director will have overall responsibility for the performance and results of the Technical Operations team supporting the IPT. Limited off-shift or weekend coverage may be required based on business unit needs and specific assignments.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

- Builds talent by coaching and developing the members of the Technical Operations team to ensure appropriate breadth, depth and skill sets across the team to maintain and drive the business forward. Provides/solicits regular feedback from team and colleagues. Develops technical/professional staff through coaching, assignment selection and associated training.
- Manages team resources and prioritizes as aligned with business needs to include run the Business support (e.g. investigations,), project support, and continuous improvement activities – e.g. improve safety/compliance, reduce cost and increase consistency and efficiency. Recruit and hire team members as necessary.
- Collaborates and engages with multiple functional organizations such as Operations, Technology, Quality, Automation, Global Engineering Services, Procurement, Finance, Above Site Technology, Regulatory, among others, to develop and maintain processes that meet cGMP and business requirements.
- Provides technical guidance to staff, colleagues or customers as well as anticipates and interprets the customer needs to identify solutions. Includes approval of technical documentation including investigation, protocols, qualification, validation etc. as required. Responsible for presenting technical discussions to regulatory agencies during inspections.



- Bachelor’s Degree or higher (Engineering or Sciences, preferred)

- Minimum 7 years’ relevant work experience, including direct support of development or manufacturing of biologics and/or sterile products.
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to drive results
- Strong communication, collaboration skills and ability to drive accountability

- Deviation Management, Change Requests and/or Validation or process/product owner

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: Chemical Engineering

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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