02 Feb, 2021

Quality Process Improvement Engineer

  • Merck
  • Tamaqua, PA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization.  External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

 

Your Role:
In this position you will be accountable for managing the continual improvements of products and processes for the PM products at Hometown and Catoosa. You will also be accountable for driving improvement projects through the DMAIC process from Definition to Control. This position is a member of the PM Quality team and interfaces closely with Operations, Asset, Market Management, Engineering, Safety, Sourcing, and Supply Chain to identify and correct issues proactively to prevent customer quality issues. Projects rely on cooperation with internal functions for operations, manufacturing, asset management, supply chain, sourcing, market management, sales management as well as ensure all our products and offerings meet both our contractual commitments and our customers’ unwritten expectations.

  • Utilize statistical analysis of process and product data (SPC, SQC) to identify area of improvements that will reduce variability and affect positive product improvements
  • Work closely with Technology, Quality Assurance, Operations, and Engineering teams to gain support for improvement projects, acting as project manager responsible for the project’s success
  • Act as technical lead and project on product non-conformance investigations, interfacing with other groups to perform DOE testing and statistical modeling and analysis
  • Act as a Power User in statistical software platform utilized within Process Materials, and train others to be proficient in advance analysis
  • Prioritize quality support and activities that to deliver a program for Process Materials that exceeds competitor’s capabilities
  • Customer interface for quality task forces to support customer issues and drive closure and customer satisfaction
  • Participate in customer quality meetings and present updates as required. Support customer specific quality programs
  • Support the process for determining and validating method detection limits for all analytical instruments and completing GRR
  • Support of Hometown and Catoosa container and valve team to drive container performance
     

Who You Are:

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Physical Science or other Scientific or Engineering field
  • 5+ years of work experience as a Chemical/Industrial Engineer or customer facing Quality/Quality Assurance Specialist within a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years of experience with Continuous Improvement (Green Belt, Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma)
  • 1+ years of experience in statistical techniques, such as calculating control limits and T-Test

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Basic Programming experience in Python, C++, Excel Macros, Access
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt certified
  • Ability to lead a task force to drive an investigation or improvement action.
  • Black Belt certified with expertise with SPC/SQC and statistical techniques
  • Prior Semiconductor industry experience
  • Applied experience in management and leadership roles
  • Prior Process Engineering experience
  • Prior Automation Engineering experience
  • Experience with problem solving and DMAIC investigation methodologies
  • Detail and results oriented with strong execution, organization, and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Apollo Root Cause Analysis experience
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Internal Auditor Certification

 

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

 

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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