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Quality Operations Specialist

Job Requirements

This is your chance to join our Quality Operations teams in Elkton Virginia who is inventing for life to deliver our innovative medicines and vaccines to the world. We are various levels of professionals for our quality group at the Elkton, VA site. 

Elkton, Virginia may be little. But big things are happening here at our Manufacturing facility. We are making a significant investment, in stages over the next three years to expand our manufacturing operation in Elkton, Virginia. This includes several innovative projects that will add 120,000 square feet to our existing 1.1 million-square-foot operation in Elkton, VA. Our work is vital to the advancement of public health. Yours can be as well. Become a part of the team in our Manufacturing Division at Elkton, Virginia.


Why Join Our Quality Teams?

Our Quality group ensures every single material inside our products is manufactured, processed, tested, packaged, stored and distributed aligned with our incredibly high standards of quality and meets all regulatory requirements. Partnering across our internal manufacturing facilities, external contract manufacturers and suppliers we create an interdependent global manufacturing network committed to deliver a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

  • Responsible for execution of Quality activities supporting all manufacturing activities.
  • Responsible for understanding impact of change and identification /mitigation of risks associated with projects.
  • Support preparation of regulatory filings, as needed.
  • Communicate project status to stakeholder and immediate escalations when needed.
  • Facilitate integration of capital work into day-to-day operations.

Work Experience

What You’ll Need

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or related areas of study
  • Contemporary knowledge of cGMPs
  • Learn new processes and procedures
  • Excellent technical, organizational, interpersonal, collaborative, and verbal/written communication skills. 
  • Ability to examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, maintenance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve it. 
  • Enthusiasm, confidence and initiative-taking ability needed for continuous learning and its applications. 
  • A strong desire to succeed and to help others to do the same

This posting has been created to pipeline talent for prospective roles that we anticipate will be needed soon in our organization. By applying to this Pipeline Advertisement, you will be submitting your interest to be contacted for roles similar to what is described in the Pipeline Advertisement.

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.





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Requisition ID:P-100142

Quality Operations Specialist

Elkton, VA 22827
Full Time

Published on 03/25/2020