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Merck & Co. Inc.

Senior Technician, Operations (R127446)

Pharmaceuticals

All

Yearly

No

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make therapies for our patients. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset, striving for continuous improvement, and earn our right to produce. We work in local plants connected to our global manufacturing network supplying the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.

This role is within a capital project start-up in Durham, North Carolina. The new facility will include end-to-end processing of drug substance, drug product, including biotech culture growth, harvest, lyophilization, product inspection, utilities, and warehouse.

As the team finishes design and construction of the facility, the Lead Technician will play a critical role in supporting the Global Engineering Services team, partnering with internal stakeholders, and building the operations team who will take ownership of the facility. Members of the Operations team in this new and exciting facility will have the unique opportunity to give input in the design process, startup their areas, and lead the teams to full production.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity, and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement, and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Responsibilities

Project Support

  • Supports project team as operations expert through start-up, commissioning, qualification through licensure and ramp up of facility.

  • Author, review, and/or edit operations and technical documentation (Batch Records, SOPs, Job Aides, training, and engineering documents) to support project and future operations.

  • Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate while coordinating with appropriate personnel.

  • Actively participate in team meetings HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required.

Operational Expertise

  • Competent execution and ownership to meet production targets for area within responsibility including:

    • Attending and escalation of concerns or needs at daily huddles and as needed

    • Cleaning, setup, operation and troubleshooting of equipment and facilities

    • Maintenance and transportation of consumable and material inventories

    • Maintenance of excellent recordkeeping and housekeeping

  • Drives culture of continuous improvement. Implements and raises ideas to increase success of group

  • Participates on and/or performs activities to support technical and OPEX functions such as Kaizen events, ad-hoc sampling, or protocol execution.

  • Maintains detailed knowledge of equipment and processes.

  • Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate while notifying appropriate personnel.

Education Requirement

  • High School Diploma/GED or higher

Experience and Skills

Required

  • Minimum two years in GMP manufacturing/processing or a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science or Engineering

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills

  • Successfully pass and maintain aseptic gowning qualifications | Aseptic gowning requires that all skin and hair be covered through wearing the following: beard/mustache cover, hair net, hood and facemask, goggles, jumpsuit, gloves, and boots

  • Computer literacy (internet browsers, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing)

  • Able to lift 50 lbs., bend, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb ladders, and wear a respirator

  • Successful completion of TB blood test and Chest X-ray

Preferred

  • Associates Degree in science or related field

  • Biowork Certificate (working in an FDA or similar regulated industry)

  • Applicable mechanical and project management experience

  • Experience with automated systems (MES, SAP, DeltaV, or similar)

  • Experience with on-the-floor cGMP manufacturing and familiarity with regulatory requirements and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team

The following experience is a significant advantage for a Senior Technician supporting Drug Product operations

  • Aseptic filling operations

  • Grade A isolator containment systems

  • Lyophilization

  • Visual inspection of product in glass vials including manual & automated techniques

  • Autoclaves, washers, and dry heat ovens

Travel

  • Up to 15% of the time

Shift and Hours

  • Position will initially be Monday to Friday, day shift

  • Willing to work various shift schedules as required when operations starts, expected in 2023

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Cleaning products

Number of Openings:

2

Requisition ID:R127446