2018 Associate Specialist Engineering

West Point, PA, US
April 06 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENG003447

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 Associate Specialist, Technical Operations is responsible for providing technical support to the vaccine manufacturing area while actively supporting, participating in and embracing an empowered team culture. This position directly impacts Merck's largest and most complex vaccine manufacturing plant site and offers numerous technical and collaborative opportunities. The successful candidate will also be considered for a rotational opportunity within manufacturing operations to further develop his/her knowledge of the vaccine manufacturing business as well as help postion them for future career growth. Future rotational opportunities may include off-shift/off-schedule support.

  • Contributes to the performance and results of a vaccine manufacturing department.
  • Provides technical guidance.
  • Applies technical skills to align activities with department objectives.
  • Works as a team member on manufacturing investigations, validation activities and/or process improvement projects.
  • Has ability to examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve the root cause.
  • Assures consistent application of standardized work, engineering and process tools, and procedures.
  • Assists with and may lead experimental protocols as needed using the Technical Operations lab facilities and/or production equipment at full scale.
  • Authors and updates technical and manufacturing documents necessary for investigations, process design/definition, engineering studies, process demonstrations, change control and validation.
  • May participate in regulatory inspection activities for the facility.
  • Effectively collaborates with peers on site and above site as required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Sciences by August 2018
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Sciences by August 2018
  • Communication, leadership and teamwork skills
  • Experience in biologics, vaccine or bulk sterile manufacturing facilities
  • Experience using Lean/Six Sigma tools
  • Capabilities for managing multiple tasks simultaneously, including leading small projects
  • Frequently interacts with employees within own and from other departments
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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Company Trade Name: Merck

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