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Specialist, Engineering - Deviation Management - Military Veterans

at Merrick & Company

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations to 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. 

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual 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. 

The Specialist, Technical Operations Engineer in this position within the Incoming Materials IPT within the Shared Services E2E will be responsible for providing technical support and execution of investigative quality notifications (iQNs). They will be responsible for providing and occasionally leading technical support to the manufacturing areas. The individual will work as an individual contributor, adding to the performance and results of the department. Provides technical guidance. Anticipates and interprets client and/or customer needs to identify and implement solutions. Minimal supervision, guidance, and direction is employed by the supervisor, however, periodic checks and reports are required to review soundness of technical judgment and the status/schedule of the effort. Individual will also be responsible for:

  • Manage investigative events from notification through closure.

  • Support and/or execution of continuous improvement projects that increase compliance, simplify/ standardize and/or gain efficiencies.

  • Examination of an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve the root cause.

  • Design and conduct experimental protocols as needed using the Technical Operations lab facilities and/or production equipment at full scale.

  • Authoring and updating technical and manufacturing documents necessary for engineering studies or process demonstrations.

  • Support of regulatory inspection activities for the facility

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

  • Completing 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.

  • Supporting team safety, environmental, and compliance objectives.

  • Managing project and investigation timelines to ensure key compliance and customer due dates are met; escalating any potential delays and develop remediation plans when possible.

  • Collaborating effectively with various operational areas, support groups, Quality, and Planning

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (Engineering or Sciences, preferred)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Two (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

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.





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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.

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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R37984

West Point, PA

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