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Merck & Co. Inc.

Senior Technician, Operations

Pharmaceuticals

All

Yearly

Full Time

On Site

No

Millsboro, Delaware, United States

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.

Position Description

Our Manufacturing Division is a BioTechnology Center of Excellence that manufactures, fills, packages and distributes vaccines for animals. Our site is responsible for mammalian, insect and avian cell culture production, live bird vaccine production, embryonated egg vaccine production, roller bottle vaccine production, bioreactor vaccine production and down-stream processing (water in oil emulsions, aseptic filling, lyophilization, etc.)

At all times, following Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhering to all safety and company policies, perform duties assigned by department supervision. These duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning work area including floors, walls, tables, etc.

  • Prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use

  • Equipment setup and operation

  • Perform aseptic procedures including media preparation, antigen inoculation, and harvest, tissue culture preparation and harvest, filling vaccines, etc.

  • Concurrent record keeping including charts, logbooks, and all pertinent documentation

  • Demonstrates, at all times, safe work habits and maintains a safe work environment. Comprehends and complies with all safety and company policies and procedures

  • Filling, labeling and capping product

  • Assist in training new team members

  • Report all unusual, non-routine occurrences when performing tasks

  • May be accountable for accumulation, labeling, and management of hazardous wastes, as appropriate to their area, providing they are properly trained prior to assignment

  • Assist with performing non-aseptic procedures including handling of poultry in the process of harvesting tissue or waste

  • Assist in reviewing and developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) , Production Outlines, Special Outlines

  • Assist in reviewing production records and entering technical data into the system

  • Aide in planning and implementing daily and weekly laboratory assignments as well as special projects and other tasks

  • Attend training classes, workshops, meetings, etc., as needed to improve job skills and product-related procedures

  • Assist in monitoring and requisitioning laboratory supplies

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School diploma/GED with a minimum of 4 years laboratory or related laboratory experience - OR - Associates degree in biological life sciences field with minimum 2 years laboratory or related vaccine production experience - OR - Bachelor’s degree in the biological life sciences field

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Applies knowledge and skills to other areas within the product/department; may act as a source of technical expertise for others

  • Identifies and solves problems

  • Organizes own work to meet deadlines

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend information and to effectively convey information to colleagues at various levels

  • Willing and able to work a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the manufacturing process. This includes overtime, holidays and weekends. Days and hours are subject to change based on the needs of the business.

  • Knowledgeable in Aseptic clean room behaviors

  • Able to perform more advanced mathematical calculations and conversions

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:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R133796