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Specialist, Technical Operation

Requisition ID: CHE006372

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.

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.

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

At Merck's campus in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have a Specialist, Engineering position available on our Technical Operations team. The manufacturing facility is located in the Shenandoah Valley along the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains a short distance from the University of Virginia and James Madison University.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their enthusiasm and technical skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team supporting the operation of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, vaccine product manufacturing facilities.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing technical support for vaccine, biologic, and sterile manufacturing processes in the form of data analysis, troubleshooting, problem-solving, report writing
  • Supporting change control implementation for the facility/process
  • Learning new processes and procedures
  • Recommending, creating, writing process control and automation instructions
  • Performing shift work as needed
  • Conducting technical investigations and analyses
  • Recommending and implementing corrective and preventative actions, and helping lead reduction of atypical events for the area
  • Writing, reviewing, and improving procedures for operation of equipment and processes
  • Contributing to process and equipment safety reviews



Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biological systems engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related life science or engineering discipline and a minimum of 1 year of relevant industrial experience.



Required Experience and Skills:

  • 1 year of relevant industrial experience.



  • Strong problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving, with a bias towards going to see problems for oneself in the field.
  • 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.
  • Strong desire to succeed and to help others to do the same.



Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Working in a cGMP environment
  • Biologics or vaccine processing
  • Sterile processing
  • Project management
  • Leadership roles
  • Participation in regulatory agency inspections



If you are the kind of individual who thrives on challenge and possess the technical, leadership and business, and communication skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply. Consistently cited as a great place to work, we discover, develop, manufacture and market a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. Each of our employees is joined by an extraordinary sense of purpose - bringing Merck's finest achievements to people around the world.

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 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.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Chemical Engineering
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Yes - Beta Lactam, solvents (methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol)
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Specialist, Technical Operation

Elkton, MD 21921
Full Time

Published on 01/30/2019