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Merck Process Improvement Engineering in Wilson, North Carolina

Job Description

The Specialist, Engineering will provide support for packaging operations in a range of capacities including: analysis of operating performance, management of key operational data within SAP, application of advanced problem-solving capabilities, strengthening compliance posture and inspection readiness, and investigating and authoring deviations related to unplanned events.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supportteams toidentify, prioritize,and implementimprovements related to Safety, People, Quality, Delivery, and Costvia detailed analysis of operating performance trends.

  • Leadstructuredproblem solving (i.e.5 Whys, Fishbones, etc.)and implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Aid with implementationof new technology (i.e.installation of new packaging equipment,electronic batch records, etc.).

  • Supportprojects across the Operations area related to changes supporting increased reliability, demonstration of new technology, or enhancementof compliance and safety.

  • Authorsdeviations and works to coordinate, develop and implement Corrective Actions/Preventive Actions (CAPAs).

  • Creates, prepares and reviews operations documents (SOP's, work instructions, job aides, etc)

  • Implementand optimizestandardizedwork(i.e.Tier meetings, task breakdown sheets, etc.)within the Operations department.

Education Requirements:

  • BS Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent

Required Skills:

  • Demonstratedcommunication (written and verbal), project management and data analysis skills

  • Technical writing experiencei.e.documentationof scientific data.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge ofcGMPsas they apply to the vaccine/pharmaceutical industry.

  • Working knowledge ofLean and/or Six Sigmamethodologies

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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Requisition ID: R101002