Associate Specialist, Engineering
Location:
Elkton , Virginia
Posted:
February 03, 2017
Reference:
CHE005161
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.

At the Merck's campus in Elkton, Virginia, we currently have an Associate 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:
•providing technical support for in-line manufacturing processes
•learning new processes and procedures
•Shift work as needed
•conducting technical investigations and analyses
•recommending corrective actions,
•writing and reviewing procedures for operation of equipment and processes
•contributing to process and equipment safety reviews.


Qualifications:
Education Minimum Requirement:

•B.S. degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biological systems engineering or related discipline and 0-2 years of relevant industrial experience
Or
•B.S. degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related life science discipline and 0-2 years of relevant industrial experience
Or
•M.S. degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, biological systems engineering or related discipline
Or
•M.S. degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related life science discipline

Required Experience and Skills:

•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.

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 staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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