Engineering Packaging Commercialization - Merck Manufacturing Division Job

West Point, PA, US
September 15 2017
Organization Type
Engineering Packaging Commercialization - Merck Manufacturing Division:PAC000242


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.

The Associate Specialist, Packaging Commercialization will report to the Director of Packaging Commercialization (solids and specialty devices). The successful candidate will focus on package development for delivery of traditional pharmaceuticals (oral solid dosage, oral powders, and suspensions) as well as input to primary packaging for the drug component and secondary packaging of medical device and combination products.

Through support of the integrated development and supply team working group, the successful candidate will collaborate with peers in formulation and analytical development as well as Supply Chain and Marketing to provide technical guidance during the development of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging for new oral solid products and specialty devices. Packaging responsibilities include selection of primary packaging material, determination of package images to support commercialization as well as coordination of shipping distribution studies to test robustness of packages. The successful candidate will support authoring of packaging specifications for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging as well as relevant sections of NDA’s, WMA’s, and JNDA’s as well as interface with Packaging Site Operations on development line trials, and Packaging Qualification.



- The successful candidate will have a completed a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Packaging Science, or Pharmaceutical Science by June 2018


- Understanding of package development process and engineering principles.

- Demonstrated experience in building collaborative partnerships

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Excellent project management skills

- Ability to make disciplined rapid decisions


Experience in new product Pharmaceutical development packaging

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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Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Alternative Work Arrangements Available: Flex Time,

Relocation Provided: Domestic (within country)

Company Trade Name:Merck

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