Operations Manager in West Point, PA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Merck & Co, Inc   •  

West Point, PA 19486

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 11 days ago

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a "Safety First, Quality Always" mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

Our Company at West Point, PA Vaccine Manufacturing site has multiple Operations Manager openings across 2nd & 3rd shifts.

As an Operations Manager you will be in a critical position to the organization with direct impact on our Company vision to make a difference in the lives of people globally. In this role you will be a Leader in the production areas that drives the execution of production objectives, while creating an inclusive culture that energizes a Safety First, Quality Always, with a continuous improvement mindset. You will also have the ability to direct, coordinate, and counsel cross-functional collaboration with Quality, Technical Services, Planning, Global Functions and other areas to assure optimal quality and quantity of finished products.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to build or expand your career in Vaccine Manufacturing. As an Operations Manager you will be given the opportunity to challenge and grow your talents through progressive on the job training and development of interpersonal and leadership skills to overcome difficult situations and solve technical problems.


  • First line supervisor with a team of individual contributor Union production direct reports
  • Ensure that Shift(s) objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with our Company, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety, not in that order
  • Tactical and strategic Shift(s) management, including collaboration with indirect staff
  • Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement


  • Typically, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of individual contributors
  • Sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion; coordinates work activities with other supervisors
  • Decisions are guided by policies


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or another technical field


  • Minimum (4) years' experience in a functional area, such as operations Management, Quality, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Supply Chain
  • Must be willing and able to work on one of the following shifts, 2nd, 3rd or a rotating shift, which may include weekends


  • Minimum (2) years' experience in relevant manufacturing or processing (aseptic/sterile, bulk, solid oral dosage, packaging, etc.)
  • Minimum (2) years' experience in heavily regulated industry (ex; FDA, military, nuclear and pertro-chemical)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean
  • Demonstrated experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits

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

Valid Through: 2019-11-3