Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations to ensure they remain operational, 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.
Durham-Technology consists of the Automation/MES, Deviation Management, Manufacturing Technical Operations, Validation, and New Product Technical Transfer Departments.
The Associate Specialist – Process Engineer will support one of these Technical Departments. The Durham Technical Department is a team of dedicated engineers who strive to understand, monitor, improve and support the transfer of our manufacturing processes. Within these groups, there are opportunities to support day-to-day activities and strategic projects to ensure the Durham Bulk and Formulation/Filling facilities operate Right-First-Time in a cost-effective manner, and to ensure on-going Technical Transfer activities to the site meet the financial and timeline requirements for the vaccine programs. This role requires daily problem solving with other Technical CoE groups, Operations, and Quality. The successful candidate will be expected to be a first responder to requests from the manufacturing areas when support is needed.
The well-qualified candidate must have analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. In this role, the candidate will provide support for the manufacturing of aseptic products. Furthermore, the candidate will be required to work in a fast-paced environment. Off-shift or weekend coverage may occasionally be required to support the technical team, based on project-specific assignments and/or the vaccine production schedule.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Accountable for delivering on Durham manufacturing objectives
- Accountable for providing technical support to Durham current and pipeline vaccine manufacturing
- Lead technical and business system process improvement projects
- Lead troubleshooting and resolution of unplanned events to ensure a reliable supply of Durham manufactured vaccines
- Author technical documentation
Education Minimum Requirement:
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Sciences by May/Jun 2021
Required Experience and Skills:
- Ability to perform aseptic gowning during the execution of job duties
- Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) are required
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma practices and methods
- Knowledge of aseptic processing operations
- Knowledge of data analysis
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.