Merck Manager, Off Shift Quality Control in West Point, Pennsylvania
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!
Our Quality Assurance group ensures every single material inside our products is manufactured, processed, tested, packaged, stored and distributed aligned with our incredibly high standards of quality and meets 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.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, is responsible for providing guidance and supervision to hourly employees to complete testing and testing support activities. Responsible to motivate, train and resolve problems for his/her team while maintaining a compliant and safe environment. Uses team work and good communication skills to administer personnel policies in accordance with the local bargaining agreement.
Activities involved in conducting testing and/or assaying of, validation, raw material, process intermediates and finished product samples, and is knowledgeable in the analytical techniques for the laboratory(s) they support | Technologies include those in the disciplines of, Virology, Biochemistry or other Biological Sciences
Supervision of hourly employees performing testing which includes scheduling of work assignments based on priorities, being knowledgeable of cGMP, administration of local bargaining agreement, company personnel policies, OSHA requirements and company safety procedures
Promotes teamwork and open communication
Updating SOPs, Process Specific Training Modules, Test Methods, etc.
Training personnel to ensure employees are competent and qualified to perform duties, while complying with departmental policies and procedures
Conducting lab work accurately and in a timely fashion | Critically evaluating data generated and recommending acceptance or rejection of samples
Maintain records, develop productivity improvement plans, maintain adequate inventory of supplies, training records, tracking functions such as corrective actions, special projects, etc.
Cooperates with our Company Manufacturing Division as required to resolve technical problems
Supports deviation investigations, out-of-trend results, and test failures associated with product manufacture, release testing, and stability testing
Investigating safety and environmental incidents and near misses | Model a safe and compliant culture throughout the laboratory
Improve laboratory quality and to continuously improve assays using lean principles | Support regulatory inspections and train Laboratory Operations managers and/or technicians
- Bachelor degree in Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Biochemistry, or associated field
Required Experience and Skills
Minimum three years of post-degree laboratory, manufacturing, or quality control
Principled, good and strong verbal and written communications
Work in a Team setting
Good interpersonal and supervisory skills
Demonstrated ability or aptitude for continuous learning and analytical problem solving
Preferred Experience and Skills
Biological assays and/or biochemistry based assays
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., 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.
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No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:
2nd - Evening, 3rd - Night
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Requisition ID: R222679
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