Mgr, Operations
Merck - West Point, PA

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Responsibilities are as follows: Manage the direct processing of materials and supervise the associated hourly workforce within the integrated process team. Motivate the workforce, work performance, scheduling, task coordination, equipment and area preparation, complying with MPD requirements, and administration of personnel policies and procedures.Ensure materials receiving and verification in the work area, equipment cleaning and set-up, and area cleaning and verification are completed according to procedures. Assure that materials are properly handled and equipment is properly operated according to SOPs, guidelines, and regulations. Maintain control of processes and product quality by developing appropriate procedures and ensuring compliance with cGMPs, safety and environmental regulations.

Monitor the manufacturing processes during the shift.Enforce the compliance with safety and environmental practices, cGMPs and OSHA regulations in work area. Participate in external and internal audits and inspections. Initiate the investigation when a quality or safety event occurs during the shift. Work with IPT members from Quality and Technical Operations to properly handle unplanned events.

Ensure that corrective actions are implemented.Ensure that personnel under his/her supervision are properly trained in cGMPs, procedures, good documentation practices and regulatory matters. Monitor personnel practices to ensure compliance with SOPs, practices and regulations. Participate in design and implementation of training and development programs. Supervise and motivate hourly employees.

Perform performance management and disciplinary process.Collaborate with IPT members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans. Support activities in the areas of cost containment, efficiency, productivity, energy conservation, waste minimization, operational excellence and lean practices.Note: This position is second shift - 4:00 pm - 12:00 am; Tuesday - Saturday. Qualifications Education: High School Diploma/GED. Preferred: BS/BA in a science background.Required: Minimum of one (1) year of manufacturing or staff support experience or equivalent.Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

Preferred: Experience in a GMP environment.Strong organizational skills.

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