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Merck Associate Specialist, Engineering in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

The West Point Varicella Bulk organization, is seeking a highly motivated individual for an Associate Specialist – Engineering position within the Varicella Bulk Technical Operations team . The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the performance and results of the manufacturing area by providing technical guidance and anticipating and interpreting customer needs to identify and implement solutions.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical support for Varicella bulk manufacturing at our Company West Point Processing Facility.

  • Supports team safety, environmental, and compliance initiatives.

  • Apply technical skills to align activities with department, site and franchise objectives.

  • Work as a team member on continuous improvement projects, complex manufacturing investigations, process improvement and/or validation projects.

  • 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.

  • Manage project work to ensure due dates are met; escalating when necessary and developing remediation plans when possible.

  • Effectively collaborates with cross functional peers.

  • Monitor the health of the process through continuous monitoring and the annual process review or continuing validation activities.

  • Assure consistent application of standardized work, engineering and process tools.

  • Provides on-the-floor support of complex operational and technical (process/equipment) issues.

  • Author and update technical and manufacturing documents necessary for investigations, process design/definition, engineering studies, process demonstrations, change control and validation.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering or Sciences.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Communication, problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to manage projects/work to ensure timely completion.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in biologics, vaccine or bulk sterile manufacturing facilities.

  • Understanding of sterile and aseptic processing.

  • Capabilities for managing multiple tasks simultaneously, including leading small projects.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf

EEOC GINA Supplement​ at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocginasupplement.pdf

OFCCP EEO Supplement at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf

OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time, Work Week

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

4

Requisition ID: R26061

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