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.
The main function of the Specialist, Quality Control is to assist in the assurance of the quality of vaccine products through the performance and review of microbiological, chemical and analytical sampling and assays as well as interacting with Production, Quality Assurance, Validation and Facilities, and external resources, as necessary to support vaccine manufacturing.
Understands and performs release testing in support of product, including sterility testing, detection of residual moisture, average cell dry weight testing.
Understands and performs microbiological testing; evaluation of environmental microbiological samples, Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) testing, and bioburden testing
Understands and performs environmental sampling to include active air and surface sampling and water sampling
Evaluates data, conducts trouble shooting, process improvements, report writing, involvement in interdepartmental committees and projects.
Completes assignments in alignment with department objectives
Specific to In-Process and Final Product Release testing and Environmental Monitoring, the Associate Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Performs In-Process and Release testing
Performs Routine and Per Process Environmental Monitoring of processes on a routine basis
Authoring Investigational, CAPA, and Batch Quality Notifications (QNs)
Influence: Communicates information, asks questions and checks for understanding
Accountability: Accountable for own performance
Decision Making: Makes decisions guided by policies and procedures on the shop floor | Consults on an as-needed basis with next-level manager on more complex decisions and/or issues that impact other units with inter-related processes
Education Minimum Requirements
Required Experience and Skills
Minimum one (1) year experience in a quality reviewer role
Understanding and application of GLPs and cGMPs
Experience with aseptic technique
Experience working in a team environment
Preferred Experience and Skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Prior experience in the performance of environmental and water systems monitoring
Reports to Quality Control Manager
Interacts with employees within own department and from other departments
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.
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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.
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