Lead Technician, Operations

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 linked to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.

Our Animal Health team offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. The Millsboro, DE Animal Health facility is located in Sussex County, DE, within the Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Area.

Millsboro is situated at the first point on the Indian River and is conveniently located 20 minutes from the beautiful Delaware beaches and 40 minutes from Ocean City, MD. Millsboro is rich in culture and is home to the Nanticoke Indian Tribe. Free concerts in the park, the outdoor farmer’s markets, dining at the many restaurants, antique and vintage shopping and boating are just some of the many ways people enjoy life in this quaint river town.

We are looking for talented individuals to join our Production teams using key technologies for cell culture, filling and packaging. Join us and experience our culture first-hand – one of strong ethics and integrity, diversified experiences, and a passion for improving animal health. Our company, consistently cited as a great place to work, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs.

What you can expect :

Starting on day one, we will provide you the necessary training the Lead Technician will need to 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. Throughout your career, we will offer you continued development through training classes, workshops, meetings, etc., to improve job skills and product-related procedures.

+ Work with a variety of manufacturing equipment while completing processes throughout the manufacturing cycle

+ Performs manual and/or automated operations, general maintenance and support functions

+ Anticipates and solves complex production/operational problems

+ Organizes own time and that of others and will 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

+ Housekeeping in all work areas | Executes facility decontamination according to approved procedures

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

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

+ Filling, labeling, capping, packaging, and inspecting product.

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

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

+ 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.

+ Serves on safety, quality and other committees, if applicable.

Assist with the direction of others by:

+ Having accountability as a team leader; may have minimal supervision responsibilities within this position.

+ 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

+ Assisting in scheduling work

+ Ensuring work is completed and assume supervisory role when supervision is absent

Required Education:

+ High School diploma/GED with minimum of 4 years of laboratory or production experience

+ OR Associates degree in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 3 years laboratory or production experience

+ OR Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 2 years laboratory or production experience

Required Experience:

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

+ Ability to operate manufacturing equipment with training

+ Strong attention to detail and documentation skills are required

+ Knowledge of reading, mathematics and computer skills are required.

+ Ability to communicate and work in cooperation with other employees in a manufacturing environment.

+ Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test.

+ 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



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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

Current Employees apply HERE ($6687.htmld)

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE ($4020.htmld)

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Job Posting: JC258433626

Posted On: Apr 17, 2024

Updated On: Apr 25, 2024

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