Associate Specialist, Engineering Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: CHE005518

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.

West Point Technical Operations – Biological/Bacterial Manufacturing (BBM) is seeking highly motivated individuals to join a technical team supporting multi-product vaccine manufacturing facilities. This role will collaborate with Operations, Quality, and other support groups to meet targeted manufacturing and compliance initiatives within a BBM Integrated Product Team (IPT), and to execute and support key projects for the business including qualification of manufacturing facilities, continuous improvement changes, and strategic production initiatives. The subject position will be responsible for the following:
  • Support project execution per project schedules and timelines. 
  • Support execution of change control inclusive of change definition, risk assessments, impact assessments, task execution, implementation, and support of associated regulatory filings.
  • Lead and/or work independently as a team member on manufacturing investigations, validation, and/or continuous improvement projects.
  • Monitor the health of the process through continuous monitoring. Will be required to support Continuous Process Verification efforts.
  • Provide technical support to the manufacturing shop for non-routine problems and issues.
  • Generate and conduct experimental protocols using appropriate laboratory facilities and/or production equipment.
  • Author and updates technical and manufacturing documents to support process changes, investigations, engineering/demonstration work, and validations.
  • Support regulatory inspections activities.
  • Support Technology Transfer activities as needed.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Science field
  • One year of relevant technical experience.
  • Engineering, Biology, or Chemistry educational background
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs
  • Prior experience in biological or pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Strong problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving, with a bias towards going to see problems for oneself in the field.
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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