Associate Director of Maintenance & Engineering ( MERCUSR143691ENUS)
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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 Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations to build, develop, operate, and 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.
The Associate Director, Engineering is the lead for technical operations engineering programs across the facility, including equipment readiness, process support, deviation management, and sterility assurance for a capital project start-up at the Millsboro, Delaware campuses. The facility will include end-to-end processing of biologic vaccines including cell culture growth, harvest, lyophilization, product inspection, and utilities. The Associate Director is accountable for building and leading the M&E team and strategic direction, as well as providing communication across various stakeholders to establish and improve the facility, equipment, and process. This role is a member of the facility leadership team.
The responsibilities of the Associate Director include but are not limited to:
Developing, owning and executing the technical strategic direction for the facility, including technical improvements, deviation management, and technical operations process
Coaching and developing a team of people managers and Engineers
Technical ownership for new projects and equipment
Directing routine process support and improvement activities
Serving as technical SME during regulatory inspections and audits
Providing technical guidance for start-up and production support, projects, deviations and changes.
Contributing to the facility leadership team, owning tech ops strategy, and guiding facility operations
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or related field AND at least eight (8) years of working in the Manufacturing, Pharma, Biotech, and/or Vaccines industry OR
A Master's Degree AND at least five (5) years of working in the Manufacturing, Pharma, Biotech, and/or Vaccines industry OR
A Doctorate degree AND at least three (3) years of working in the Manufacturing, Pharma, Biotech, and/or Vaccines industry
Experience managing a team, including coaching and developing people
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Experience with technical operations, tech transfer, capital projects, facility start-up, production support, and improvement projects
Experience with aseptic processing operations such as bulk production, formulation, vial filling, and lyophilization, and supporting clean utilities
Strategic, end-to-end thinking
Experience in regulated or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturing and/or technical support of manufacturing operations
Familiarity with change control systems and technical assessment of change in a current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) production environment
Experience with deviation management and associated systems
Experience with sterile processing and sterility assurance practices and guidelines
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 …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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