Specialist, Engineering, West Point Technical Operations

West Point, PA, US
April 30 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENG003815

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 legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. The Specialist, Technical Operations engineer in this position will be responsible for providing technical support to one of the vaccine manufacturing areas within Technical Operations. Responsibilites include implementing continuous improvement projects as well as supporting equipment and investigations as required. The Specialist will work as an individual contributor, team or project lead.
  • Supports and/or executes continuous improvement projects that increase compliance, simplify/ standardize and/or gain efficiencies. 
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing for complex problems and issues including process/equipment. 
  • Designs and conducts 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 engineering studies, change control.
  • Supports regulatory inspection activities for the facility
  • Provides on-the-floor support of operational and technical (process/equipment) issues on the shop floor.
  • Performs deviation investigations aimed to prevent deviation re-occurrence, including determining the root cause, identifying corrective/preventative actions, identifying event scope, and conducting a product impact assessment. Where applicable, complete investigational test protocols to determine root cause, product impact, event scope, etc.
  • Completes projects to improve the performance of our processes, including investigation Corrective/Preventative Actions (CAPAs), projects aimed at improving Right-First-Time performance or preventing/reducing deviations, and value capture projects that seek to improve yield/efficiency, reduce cost, or lower our processing cycle times.
  • Supports team safety, environmental, and compliance objectives.
  • Manages project and investigation timelines to ensure key compliance and customer due dates are met; escalating any potential delays and develop remediation plans when possible.
  • Collaborates effectively with the area Coaches, Operators/Mechanics, support groups, Quality, and Planning.

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. 
Education Minimum Requirement: 
B.S. Degree in Engineering or Sciences

Required Experience and Skills**:
  • Minimum 2 years post-bachelor’s degree experience in GMP manufacturing/laboratories and/or technical support of GMP manufacturing operations/laboratories.
  • Experience in deviation management and/or change control and/or equipment support and/or project support role.
  • Highly developed communication, leadership and teamwork skills. 
  • Ability to manage projects/work to schedule/deadlines.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in biologics, vaccine, or bulk sterile manufacturing facilities. 
  • Change Control author
  • Deviation Management Investigator

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.   Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:  Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.  For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:              EEOC Poster             EEOC GINA Supplement


Job: Engineering Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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