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Quality Assurance Senior Specialist Automation Job Elkton United States,  

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Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description

Quality Assurance Senior Specialist Automation-QUA005768


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. 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 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 Senior Specialist Quality Control will be a member of the Quality team providing guidance and approval of computer system validation projects. Responsible for effective documentation review and conformance to Merck Manufacturing Standards, Merck Manufacturing Division Quality Policies, and cGMPs for the generation of Quality Assurance Plans, Requirements specifications, Design Specifications, and Test Protocols. Also responsible for the evaluations of System Life Cycle practices for security and configuration management. Plans and coordinates multiple projects simultaneously.

Duties to include:

- Works in an empowered, self directed culture with a great deal of independent decision with input of leadership and colleagues. Will plan, coordinate and execution of multiple projects.

- Leads/mentors Quality Assurance team.

- Supports site for regulatory inspections related to automation compliance.

- Maintaining an active dialog and communicating between affected departments and leadership to ensure project progress and milestone success.

- Responsible for effective document review and conformance to Merck Manufacturing Standards, MMD Quality Policies, cGMPs for the generation of Quality Assurance Plans, Requirements specifications, Design Specifications, and Test Protocols Coordinating and possibly performing in-process assessments of new systems and period inspections of existing systems.

- Trains user community on the application of best practices and pertinent (Systems Life Cycle) SLC topics.

- Develops site procedures and reviews updates to divisional guidelines.

- Responds to divisional computer validation initiatives and Quality Alerts.

- Responsible for updating and tracking document approval status and updating the Quality Automation Compliance Review / Approval database.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- Bachelor's degree in Science, Computer Systems, Engineering or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

- Minimum of 3 years experience in cGMP regulated industry supporting computer systems and computer systems validation.

- Experience in one or more functional areas such as quality assurance, quality control, manufacturing or engineering.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Experience with qualification of automation systems in a Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology environment is highly preferred
- Computer systems development methodology is preferred
- Technical writing experience in a cGMP environment
- Prior supervisory/management experience is a plus
- Skills in collaboration, and teamwork

- Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively communicate with wide variety of customers.

Our employees are the key to our company s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Qual Assurance & Ops Generic

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Quality Assurance

Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: Betalactam Antibiotic  Must not have alleregy

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Job Segment: Biotech, Law, Engineer, Pharmaceutical, Quality Assurance, Science, Legal, Engineering, Technology


Elkton, VA, US

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