Merck Associate Director, Engineering (Process Robustness & Digitization) in Elkton, Virginia
Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations 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 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 our Company campus in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have an Associate Director of Engineering position available in Technical Operations. This position will specifically have leadership responsibility in the digital modernization of process batch instruction and process monitoring. In addition, the position will have leadership responsibility for development of and implementation of process robustness initiatives. The manufacturing facility is located in the Shenandoah Valley along the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains – just a short distance from the University of Virginia and James Madison University.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their enthusiasm, technical skills and leadership skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team supporting the operation of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical/vaccine product manufacturing facilities.
Assignment expectations include:
Achieve Safety, Quality, and Environmental compliance excellence in all assignments
Manage multiple technical projects
Lead multidisciplinary teams within or across functional areas
Interface with multiple digital information platforms
Learn new processes and procedures
Lead and conduct technical investigations and analyses, recommending corrective actions, and seeing them through to successful, sustainable implementation
Write, review, improve documentation for technical and regulatory compliance excellence
Contribute to process and equipment safety reviews
Teach, coach, mentor, and learn from team members
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 nine 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 eight 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 four years of relevant industrial experience
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of four years of experience in manufacturing
Demonstrated success in managing and delivering multiple complex technical and capital projects
Demonstrated ability to lead people via influence as opposed to formal reporting structures
Excellent technical, organizational, interpersonal, collaborative, and verbal/written communication skills - including excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate with employees at all levels including senior management
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
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
Strong drive to succeed and to help others do the same
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Experience working in a cGMP environment
Biologics or vaccine processing experience
Sterile processing experience
Technical writing experience
Participation in regulatory agency inspections
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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