Senior Process Engineer, Technical Operations

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, 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.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply his or her enthusiasm and technical skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team supporting the operation and improvement of a manufacturing facility. This role requires the ability to manage multiple projects and activities. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential, and will require robust problem solving skills and an applied approach to troubleshooting and investigation.

This role will work under the guidance of the Technical Lead for Antibiotic and Sterile Technical Operations to provide support and direction to the area. The successful candidate must exhibit strong leadership, interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills for both decision making and guiding team members, and will have the opportunity to manage a sub-group of the Technical Operations team.

  • Achieving safety, quality, and environmental compliance excellence in all assignments
  • Providing technical leadership and support for a sterile manufacturing facility, including data analysis, troubleshooting, problem solving, coaching/teaching, and report writing
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams across levels, including leading teams or groups
  • Initiating, supporting, or leading change control implementation
  • Learning new processes and procedures
  • Leading and conducting technical investigations and analyses to determine the root cause of problems
  • Recommending and implementing corrective and preventative actions
  • Executing continuous improvement projects
  • Recommending, creating, writing, reviewing, and approving procedures, instructions, protocols, and other Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) documentation
  • Coaching and teaching others
  • Contributing to or leading safety reviews and improvements
  • Initiate shift work as needed (expected to be minimal)
  • Provide support, including leadership support, during inspections

If you are the kind of individual who thrives on challenge and possesses the technical, leadership, and communication skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply. Consistently cited as a great place to work, we discover, develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. Each of our employees is joined by an extraordinary sense of purpose - bringing our Company finest achievements to people around the world.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Engineering or Science field such as chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, integrated science, biology, biological system engineering, mechanical engineering, or related life science or engineering discipline

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum five years of relevant industrial experience, which includes experience in any Pharmaceutical, Food, or Chemical manufacturing industry
  • Technical writing and presentation experience
  • Strategic and effective leadership skills
  • Strong personal character, ethics, and integrity
  • Effective and positive verbal and written communication skills | Interpersonal and team skills | Collaborative skills
  • Efficient organizational skills
  • Robust problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to troubleshooting and investigation, with a bias towards going to see problems for oneself in the field
  • Aspiration to succeed and to help others to do the same
  • Examine an issue from diverse perspectives (e.g. 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 application of knowledge
  • Ability to manage projects and assignments, working towards deadlines within a schedule

  • Working in a pharmaceutical or cGMP environment
  • Sterile, aseptic, or microbiological in a classroom or industrial setting
  • Managing and executing projects or change controls
  • Coaching and developing others
  • SAP and DeltaV

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.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


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Requisition ID:R123034