Senior Specialist, Operations

West Point, PA, US
October 26 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAN004567

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 Senior Specialist is an experienced individual contributor. This individual will be responsible for equipment and process stability for the Building 60 Sterile Supply and Building 60A HPV Purification areas.

  • Ensure that short term and long term objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with Merck, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety. 
  • Accountable for project management of small or medium projects with minimal resource requirements, risk and/or complexity. 
  • Accountable for resource management (forecasts, plans and monitors costs and headcount requirements) for small projects and day-to-day operations activities. 
  • Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement. 
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Lead and/or work independently as a team member on facility upgrade projects, including both expense and capital work.
  • Works with peers in Maintenance and Reliability group to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Provides technical and mechanical support to the manufacturing shop for non-routine problems and issues.
  • Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business. Responsible for establishing a Right First Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement. Responsible to author, review and/or approve compliance documents, as per procedures or need. 
  • Work is primarily achieved by individual or through teams, utilizing technical or operations expertise to achieve results. 
  • Requires relevant subject matter expertise in professional or technical area(s). 
  • Applies knowledge of internal/external business challenges to improve products, processes or services. 
  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. 
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance. 
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience within own discipline. 
  • May act as a team or project lead and lead work of others as required; promotes teamwork and open discussion of issues, coaches and guides others.
  • The job is primarily a M-F, 1st shift position; however, weekend and evening support (remote or on site) may be needed

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering or another technical field
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in a functional area, such as Operations, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance
  • Experience with High Performing Organization tools and methodology, including MPS/lean processing and Inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits
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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