Sr. Specialist, Engineering Job - United States
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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.
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.
At the Merck’s campus in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have a Senior Technical Specialist position available. 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 product manufacturing facilities.
Assignments and duties will include:
•achieve Safety, Quality, and Environmental compliance excellence in all assignments
•serve leadership and supporting roles providing technical support for in-line manufacturing processes
•managing multiple technical and capital projects and assembling and leading multidisciplinary teams across many functional areas
•learning new processes and procedures
•shift work as needed
•leading and conducting technical investigations and analyses, recommending corrective actions, and seeing them through to successful, sustainable implementation
•writing, reviewing, improving documentation for technical and regulatory compliance excellence
•contributing to process and equipment safety reviews
•teaching, coaching, mentoring, and learning from team members
The successful candidate must have:
•strong problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving, with a bias toward going to see problems for oneself in the field.
•excellent technical, organizational, interpersonal, collaborative, and verbal/written communication skills are required.
•the 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.
Education Minimum Requirement:
•B.S. degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biological systems engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related life science or engineering discipline and a minimum of five years of relevant industrial experience
•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 three years of relevant industrial experience
•Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biological systems engineering, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related life science or engineering discipline and a minimum of two years of relevant industrial experience
Preferred Experience and Skills:
•experience working in a cGMP environment
•biologics or vaccine processing experience
•sterile processing experience
•technical writing experience
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Job: Chemical Engineering
Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Engineering
Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Hazardous Materials: Isopropyl Alcohol, meta cresol and BL2 compound
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia
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