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Job Title: Senior Specialist - Learning & Development  - TEC001151


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 


As a Sr. Specialist, Trainer you will be responsible for:

  • Designing, developing, maintaining, delivering, and facilitating training including instructor-led sessions, qualifications, and on-line / self-paced courses.
  • Working directly with source Subject Matter Experts on the development of the training materials.
  • Revising materials to keep pace with learning best practices and technical changes.
  • Evaluating training courses for effectiveness using trainee feedback, area management discussions, deviation reports, etc. as sources of information and implement improvements.
  • Developing and scoring Knowledge Transfer Assessments (KTAs) and conducting additional training for employees who do not initially meet the minimum score.
  • Developing and evaluating Skills Demonstration Assessments (SDAs) to qualify employees for task training. Provide additional training for those employees who do not successfully qualify.
  • Applying adult learning principles and company design methodology to training materials.
  • Performing needs assessment and task analysis.
  • Managing instructional design projects.
  • Developing assessment methodologies .
  • Developing timelines and service level expectations for instructional projects.
  • Assisting area management with development and maintenance of job-specific curricula for their areas.
  • Assisting area management with deviation investigations involving training related topics and human error issues.
  • Developing training content and materials for at least 3 functional areas.
  • Administering various functions within the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Directing support of IPT Teams.
  • Maintaining on-line reference library for site job-roles.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (with a focus on science, engineering or other technical field)


  • A minimum 7 years’ experience in a cGMP environment (including 3 years of experience directly related to training (delivery and creation).
  • Good working knowledge of cGMP requirements.
  • Experience in conducting and evaluating training .
  • Experience with laboratory and/or manufacturing instruments/equipment.
  • Strong leadership skills including proven Project Management skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities while working within a matrixed stakeholder environment.
  • Must be goal-oriented and able to manage risks.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


  • Experience in developing training materials.
  • Professional “Learning and Performance” Certification.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of the end-to-end learning process (learning needs assessment, program design and delivery, and learning evaluation).
  • Experience with Biotech/Pharmaceutical processes.
  • Experience with Laboratory and/or Manufacturing instruments/equipment

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job Technical Training

Primary Location NA-US-NE-Elkhorn

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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