Manufacturing Operations Specialist- 3rd shift ( MERCUSR160638ENUS)
Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
The Manufacturing Operations Specialist supports manufacturing operations in the Live Virus Vaccines organization. This high impact role in our Company Manufacturing assures that products manufactured comply with cGMPs, operating procedures and other applicable regulations. This role focuses on shop floor compliance and implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives aligned with department goals.
Supports the managers in the direct processing of materials to ensure attainment of business results
Develops an in-depth knowledge of the equipment and process
Builds knowledge of the company, process, clients and/or customers
Applies team effectiveness skills, listening and integrating diverse perspectives from across the workgroup
Manage conflict and effect resolution of technical and personal challenges using standard procedures is key as is openness to change and the ability to effect positive change
Contributes and adds value to the achievement of team goals
Ensure compliance with safety and environmental practices, cGMPs and SOPs in the work area
Demonstrate integrity, credibility, and flexibility in their daily performance so as to motivate others to do the same
Perform a thorough review of batch records and related GMP documentation, identifying and resolving discrepancies in a timely manner and implementing corrective actions to improve the batch record execution/review process
Work with subject matter experts (SME’s) to provide/track necessary training for operator qualification as assigned
Participate in the design and implementation of training and development programs and training materials
Foster a collaborative relationship with manufacturing floor personnel focused on high quality investigations, meaningful corrective actions and reducing the deviation generation rate
Determines/implements appropriate and effective corrective and/or preventative actions (CAPAs) to prevent reoccurrence of deviations and ensure they improve the Right First Time metrics
Problem Solving | Decision Making
Identifies and solves a range of problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures
Makes decisions that are guided by site policies and procedures
Collaborates with supporting departments such as Quality, Tech Ops and Maintenance to solve problems in an efficient and compliant manner
Consults with manager on more complex decisions and issues that impact other departments
Project | Resource Management
Accountable for contribution to project team or sub-team, may manage/led a small project team
Collaborates with team members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans
Supports activities in the areas of cost containment, efficiency, productivity, energy conservation, waste minimization, operational excellence, and lean practices
Aware of costs and assists in controlling costs related to own work
Bachelor Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related discipline
Experience | Skills
Familiarity with cGMPs in pharmaceutical industry
Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving
Ability to work independently
Two years cGMP in a sterile, bulk or finished pharmaceutical environment
Formal problem-solving techniques, such as root cause analysis (RCA), failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) and/or Lean Six Sigma Tools
Manufacturing plant experience in operational capacity
Working in a Union environment
SAP or other Enterprise Software
Knowledge of CFR regulations
Shift and Hours
Willingness to work off-shift and weekends
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted 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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Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:
Shift:3rd - Night
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