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Senior Technician, Operations

at Merck in Millsboro, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

If this position will be based in the US or Puerto Rico (not applicable to positions based outside of US or Puerto Rico): Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

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.

Responsibilities

Summary

+ Multi-skilled within own product/department and develops skills in multiple products/departments

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

+ Works with a limited degree of supervision

Key

+ Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and adhere to all safety and company policies while performing more advanced laboratory services in various manufacturing areas

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

+ Prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use

+ Equipment setup and operation

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

+ Concurrent record keeping including charts, log books, 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.

+ Completion of non-aseptic procedures including handling of poultry in the process of harvesting tissue or waste

+ Reviewing and developing SOP’s, Production Outlines, Special Outlines

+ Reviewing production records and entering technical data into required system

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

+ Training classes, workshops, meetings, etc., as needed to improve job skills and product-related procedures

+ Monitoring and requisitioning laboratory supplies

Competency

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

+ Identifies and solves problems

+ Organizes own work to meet agreed upon deadlines

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

+ Able to work 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.

+ Experience in Aseptic clean room behaviors

+ Ability to perform more advanced mathematical calculations and conversions

Education Requirements

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

Hours | Schedule | Travel Requirements

+ Dayshift position with varying hours

+ 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 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.

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.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Job Posting: JC194839028

Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

Updated On: Nov 03, 2021