Specialist , Operations

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAN004499

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.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

This high impact role in Merck Manufacturing assures that products manufactured comply with cGMPs, operating procedures, and other applicable regulations. The incumbent will support the direct processing of materials and the associated managers and hourly workforce to ensure attainment of business results. The incumbent will effectively collaborate with and manage a work team with specific responsibility for motivating others, ensuring performance, schedule execution, task coordination, equipment and area preparation and effective administration of personnel policies and procedures. Ability to manage conflict; affect resolution to technical and personnel challenges is key; openness to change; and the ability to affect positive change.

Because our business is dynamic and advances in science and technology require new methods of production we are looking for individuals who can do the following: collaborate with team members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans. Support activities in the areas of cost containment, efficiency, productivity, energy conservation, waste minimization, operational excellence and lean practices.

Must be capable of independently coordinating and completing optimization activities, in a multi-shift, shared ownership environment. Utilizes lean principles and six sigma methodology to solve problems. Must be able to facilitate implementation of corrective actions to correct past performance, proactively identify safety and quality-related trends, and be responsible for initiating actions to prevent issues from reoccurring. Recognizes and investigates opportunities for financial savings. Understands lean principles and applies these concepts to all aspects of the production environment. Good verbal and written communication skills are very important. It is essential that the incumbent demonstrate integrity, credibility and flexibility in their daily performance so as to motivate others to do the same.

In this role you will assure compliance with safety and environmental practices, cGMPs and SOPs in the work area. Participate in external and internal audits and inspections. Initiate the investigation when a quality or safety event occurs during the shift. Work with members from Quality and Technical Operations to properly handle unplanned events. Ensure that corrective actions are implemented. Participate in design and implementation of training and development programs.

Ensure materials receiving and verification in the work area, equipment cleaning, set-up and area cleaning and verification are completed according to procedures. Assure that materials are properly handled and equipment is properly operated according to SOPs, guidelines, and regulations. Maintain control of processes and product quality by ensuring compliance with cGMPs, safety and environmental regulations. Monitor the manufacturing processes during the shift. Ensure the area adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices, approved process steps, SOPs, quality procedures, safety, and environmental standards while operating within the profit plan.Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Science
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a cGMP regulated environment – OR – equivalent education in Quality Systems, Science, Health Services or Business
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Willing and able to effectively respond to change
  • Willing and able to effectively collaborate with and work with teams
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • High personal integrity, credibility and energy
  • SAP experience
  • Experience with technical writing as it relates to investigations into manufacturing process variation
Your role at Merckis integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generationsto come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help makemeaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’reinventing for life.

 If you need anaccommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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