Job Title:West Point Quality Line Oversight Program - July 2023 Location:Philadelphia, PA,
Company:Merck Industry Sector:Agribusiness Salary:Competetive Job Description:Job Description
New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in customer facing commercial or research-based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
Our Quality Assurance group ensures our products are manufactured, processed, tested, packaged, stored and distributed in alignment with our incredibly high standards of quality and meet all regulatory requirements. Partnering across our internal manufacturing facilities, external contract manufacturers and suppliers we create an interdependent global manufacturing network committed to deliver a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Quality Assurance Associate Specialists that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success - They are a Competitive Advantage for Us
The Quality Line Oversight Program at West Point focuses on early career talent development providing hands-on experience in pharmaceutical quality assurance supporting our Company's largest and most complex vaccine manufacturing plant site.
The targeted start date for this position will be in July 2023.
The program consists of a 12-18 month assignment and will be a direct manufacturing support role primarily on the shop floor within our Quality Line Oversight team. This team rotates through the vaccine filling and packaging departments at the West Point site providing quality and compliance oversight to our 24/7 manufacturing operations.
Key Responsibilities included:
Quality checks of finished product including visual inspection of vials, syringes and packages
Verification of appropriate line clearance between batches to prevent product mix-ups
GMP document / batch record review
Internal/external audit support
Continuous improvement projects by partnering with Operations, Technology, and/or other Quality groups in areas such as safety, quality, and efficiency
Contributes to the performance and results of a vaccine manufacturing department.
Provides regulatory, quality and compliance guidance.
Business Functional Expertise
Applies technical, collaboration and interpersonal skills to align activities with department objectives
Works as a team member on shop floor core tasks, quality systems activities and/or process improvement projects
Has ability to examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve the root cause
Assures consistent application of standardized work, process tools, and procedures
Assists with regulatory inspections in either documentation area, request management area or inspection room
Provides quality guidance to technical and manufacturing documents necessary for investigations, process design/definition, engineering studies, process demonstrations, change control and validation
Effectively collaborates with peers on site and above site
12-hour day and night shifts which rotate approximately every two months | Weekend coverage
Required Education and Skills:
Candidates must have a bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Sciences
Candidates must be able to work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect
Candidates must be able to focus on and obtain results
Candidates must have principled verbal and written communication skills
Candidates must be able to effectively collaborate within and across an integrated manufacturing team
Candidates must be able to enact conflict resolution
Candidates must be able to effectively respond to change
Candidates must have excellent analytical and organizational skills
Candidates must have the flexibility to complete related tasks to support the business
Candidates must have computer literacy in MS Office, Word, Outlook, Excel
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Candidates should have 0-2 years of working experience in cGMP pharmaceutical environment/industry through internships, co-operative education or other roles
Candidates should have experience using Lean/Six Sigma tools
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals 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., Rahway, 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.
NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS
In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement , all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions. If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.
New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
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Employee Status: Regular
VISA Sponsorship: No
Travel Requirements: No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements: Not Specified
Shift: 1st - Day, 2nd - Evening, 3rd - Night
Valid Driving License: No
Number of Openings: 12
To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
Job Post Date: 11/03/22
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