Specialist, HPV Fermentation Global Tech Ops – West Point, PA

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.

Position Description:

HPV Global Technical Operations is a customer-focused above-site technical support team with the goals to:

  • Coordinate technical teams across the network to achieve HPV Vaccine strategic goals. Participate as a technical expert and/or as a project leader in various projects.

  • Ensure Process and Assay Robustness for the HPV fermentation manufacturing network by engaging with site technical teams for process to identify potential issues and drive rapid resolution.

  • Provide support (remote and/or on-site) for critical HPV vaccine site investigations and specialized technical requests.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Support project execution for strategic projects and initiatives requiring partnership and collaboration with manufacturing sites across the organization.

  • Under the direction of Global Vaccines Tech Ops HPV Fermentation Lead , lead simple technical projects with Global and cross-site focus.

  • Utilize sound scientific and engineering principles for problem solving and implementation of solutions.

  • Provide on-site support for vaccine site requests to support critical projects, complex investigations, and specialized technical requests.

  • Ensure process robustness within the manufacturing network through process monitoring, risk identification and mitigation, and engaging with site technical teams to identify potential issues and drive rapid resolution.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant industrial experience

  • Highly developed communication, leadership and teamwork skills

  • Ability to manage projects/work to schedule/deadlines.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience/expertise in Vaccine manufacturing including Fermentation, Purification, Drug Product, and/or Analytical.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge and experience with data/statistical analysis and statistical software (Minitab, etc.)

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 …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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.





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.

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