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Director of the Biotechnology Program (Non-Student)

James Madison University invites applications for a full-time director for its Biotechnology Program in Academic Year 2021-2022. The primary duty of the Biotechnology Director is to foster an environment where biotechnology majors can gain the skills and experience needed to have productive careers in biotechnology.

The director of the program will have a full-time (12 month) administrative and professional (A&P) faculty contract with appointment at academic rank based on prior experience. Applicants should expect the appointment to begin July 1, 2021, or soon thereafter as negotiated.

For more information and requirements, visit https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/8272.

Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer (Student/Non-Student)

Description:

This position provides support for the control system software and hardware for the various manufacturing areas at the site. This typically involves managing several challenging projects. The Associate Manufacturing Automation Engineer will be paired with a more experienced Automation Engineer who will oversee their work as well as their development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their enthusiasm and technical skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team supporting the operation of pharmaceutical product manufacturing facilities. 

Start Date: 

July 6, 2021 and extend through the Fall semester. Requires working 40 hours per week during Summer 2021, and about 20 hours per week during the Fall, 2021 semester.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with providing automation support for various manufacturing systems such as Programmable Logic Controllers , Distributed Control Systems and Original Equipment Manufacturer platforms.
  • Must be willing to work closely with various site and central groups in order to ensure control systems are designed, implemented and maintained in a manner to ensure manufacturing requirements are met
  • Designing solutions to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, replacements, or upgrades.
  • Using technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of a variety of automated processing and information technology systems.
  • Developing an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Communicates daily with operation, technical, and quality representatives within area of support through the tier process.
  • Periodically reviews automation documents, performs preventive maintenance, and revises or develops automation Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Develops and supports corrective actions associated with automation related deviations/investigations
  • Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about the status of area of responsibility
  • On the floor trouble shooting support of manufacturing activities
  • Maintains all system life cycle documentation
  • Responsibilities will potentially include providing automation support on various shifts and remote off-hour coverage support for trouble calls.

To Apply:

The application requires the completion of the Application Form, as well as the following PDF Documents*:

  1. A letter of interest detailing the opportunity you are applying for, your relevant coursework and skills, what you hope to gain from the experience, and how it will help you achieve your short and long-term career goals.
  2. Professional resume detailing past work experience, especially anything relevant to this position
  3. JMU Unofficial Transcript.

*PDFs should be uploaded when completing the Application Form. Please note that while you can go back and forth while completing the survey, you must complete the entire survey in one sitting.

 
All applications must be submitted by 5PM Friday April 30.

Merck Production Systems Engineer

Start Date: 

July 6, 2021 and extend through the Fall semester. Requires working 40 hours per week during Summer 2021, and about 20 hours per week during the Fall, 2021 semester.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Partner with Manufacturing and Support organizations to develop and maintain a sustainable lean manufacturing environment driven by an engaged workforce.
  • Prioritize, align and integrate use of various tools & strategies to analyze and standardize process, material and information management in support of manufacturing value streams and effectively transfer required mindsets, behaviors and skills into the organization.
  • Partner with the production teams on the shop floor to identify sources & eliminate issues and develop trust through standardized communication tools.
  • Incorporate continuous improvement skills through the framework of Merck Production System, resulting in sustainability & realization of intended people and business benefit.
  • Optimize existing processes to achieve improvements in process quality, yield and efficiency.

To Apply:

The application requires the completion of the Application Form, as well as the following PDF Documents*:

  1. A letter of interest detailing the opportunity you are applying for, your relevant coursework and skills, what you hope to gain from the experience, and how it will help you achieve your short and long-term career goals.
  2. Professional resume detailing past work experience, especially anything relevant to this position
  3. JMU Unofficial Transcript.

*PDFs should be uploaded when completing the Application Form. Please note that while you can go back and forth while completing the survey, you must complete the entire survey in one sitting.

 
All applications must be submitted by 5PM Friday April 30.

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