Associate Specialist, Engineering Job

Employer
Merck
Location
Durham, NC, US
Posted
September 12 2017
Organization Type
Pharma
Associate Specialist, Engineering-CHE005526

Description

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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist to join Organon Teknika, a subsidiary of Merck, Technical Operations department within the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD), supporting the BCG manufacturing facility in Durham, NC.

In this role, the candidate will serve on the Technical Operations IPT support team, with focused responsibilities on deviation management working with both Manufacturing Operations and Quality Operations. Furthermore, the candidate must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and be hands-on when called for by the situation. The position requires strong technical writing skills and problem solving skills for conducting scientific investigations and data analysis to determine root cause, product impact and develop corrective actions for unexpected results. The ability to design and strengthen process systems meeting both Quality and Supply needs is a must. Enthusiasm for continuously learning is a requirement. The individual must embrace and be committed to establishing an empowered team culture, with the goal of each employee reaching their fullest potential and having accountability, authority and responsibility to one another, our community and our patients. Off-shift or weekend coverage may be required occasionally, based on project-specific assignments.

Primary activities include but are not limited to the following:

- Authors/leads investigations of deviation events
- Creates meaningful immediate and preventive actions and reduce the deviation generation rate
- Manages site deviation metrics / systems
- Supports/leads production and quality process system improvements
- Provides technical expertise and oversight on the production floor, understanding the full process requirements (safety, compliance, equipment, regulatory) in order to best understand and resolve production issues.
- Facilitates real-time formal problem solving techniques, such as root cause analysis and/or Lean Six Sigma tools.

Qualifications

Education:

- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Sciences
Required:

- Willing and able to perform aseptic gowning during performance of job duties
- Communication, leadership and teamwork skills
- Preferred:
- Experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously, including leading small projects
- Experience with cGMPs and regulatory requirements as they apply to the vaccine/pharmaceutical industry
- Experience in GMP manufacturing and/or technical support of GMP manufacturing operations
- Experience with formal problem solving techniques and a hands-on approach to problem solving, such as root cause analysis and/or Lean Six Sigma tools
- Technical writing experience, i.e. investigations, change requests, standard operating procedures, batch records, protocols

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 an
accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Chemical Engineering

Job Title:Assoc. Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Durham

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 2

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck