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Senior Manufacturing Operations Technician

at Merck in Millsboro, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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.

Essential functions of Senior Technician:

At all times, the Senior Technician will follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies while performing advanced laboratory services in various manufacturing areas. Some duties may include but are not limited to the following:

+ Multi-skilled within own product/department and has developed depth/breadth of skills in more than one product/department.

+ Applies knowledge and skills to other areas within product/department; provides technical guidance and training to others

+ Anticipates and solves complex production/operational problems

+ Organizes own time and that of others and may supervise some work of others

+ Read, write and comprehend technical information and to effectively impart information to colleagues at various levels

+ Perform more advanced mathematical calculations and conversions

+ Clean 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.

+ Assist with performing non-aseptic procedures including handling of live poultry in the process of harvesting tissue and waste.

+ Labeling, capping, packaging and inspecting product.

+ Concurrent record keeping including charts, log books, and all pertinent documentation.

+ 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.

+ Planning and implementing daily and weekly laboratory assignments as well as special projects and other tasks

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

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

+ Train, mentor and assist in supervision of other team members within the manufacturing group.

+ Assist in weekly reports as assigned.

Assist with the direction of others by:

+ Having accountability as a team leader

+ Acting as a facilitator to resolve conflicts within a team.

+ Ensuring written procedures are being followed

+ Ensuring safety of team members

+ Ensuring facility and equipment are properly maintained

+ Participating in special projects as assigned

Education and Experience:

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

+ Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend technical information and to effectively impart information to colleagues at various levels

+ Experience in Aseptic clean room behaviors preferred

Working conditions:

+ This position may have varying hours based on the needs of the business

+ May require a rotating shift

+ Flexibility working overtime is a requirement in manufacturing

+ Travel is not a part of this position.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed 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., Rahway, 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.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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Job Posting: JC229237100

Posted On: Nov 24, 2022

Updated On: Dec 02, 2022

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