Associate Specialist Operations

West Point, PA, US
April 16 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAN005129

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.

Primary activities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Operations Specialist supporting the start - up of Line 116
  • Leads and / or works independently as a team member on process improvement projects, validation studies, equipment troubleshooting and / or qualifications.
  • 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.
  • Monitors the health of the process through continuous monitoring, statistical analysis, annual process review or continuing validation activities. Assures consistent application of standardized work, engineering and process tools.
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing shop floor for routine problems and issues.
  • Conducts and may design 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 process design / definition, engineering studies, process demonstrations, change control and validation.
  • Participates in regulatory inspection activities for the facility.

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in appropriate Engineering / Scientific field

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in aseptic manufacturing, filling operations, and lyophilization operations
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
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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Job: Manuf./Operations Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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