Associate Director, Operations

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: January 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: MAN003974
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.

West Point Technical Services & Operations is seeking highly motivated individuals to partner with Engineering Maintenance & Utilities, Vaccines Process Development & Commercialization, and Quality Operations to meet the current and future manufacturing initiatives for Vaccine Manufacturing. This individual will be part of a facility design, construction, qualification and startup team expanding the existing capabilities of polysaccharide manufacturing at the West Point site. This individual will serve as the primary Operational representative on the team with responsibilities that include: ensuring operational needs are included in the facility design, development of operational staffing plans for the facility, development of operating plans/procedures for the facility and coordinating completion in support of key project milestones. Limited off-shift or weekend coverage may be required based on specific assignments. Additionally, occasional travel of short duration may be required.

  • Candidates should have a BS/MS in chemical engineering, the biological sciences or related discipline with solid academic record and/or relevant work experience.
Required Experience:
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience, including manufacturing and/or technical support of biological product manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving, communication and team-work skills
Preferred Experience:
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates possessing previous startup, process chemistry or polysaccharide manufacturing experience as well as those with demonstrated leadership, Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing skills.

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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