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Technician, Operations

Requisition ID: PRO019767

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century . Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

This 1st shift Technician position is available at the Merck Animal Health facility in De Soto, Kansas, located near Kansas City metropolitan area. The DeSoto facility is expanding operations to manufacturing vaccines and biologics for large and companion animals. Leveraging an experienced and innovative team environment, the key technologies at the site are biologics production using fermentation and cell culture platforms, filling and packaging.

The De Soto facility is part of the global Merck Animal Health Manufacturing Division (MMD) network and is a key contributor to the manufacturing of animal health products.

Working within one of the manufacturing operations teams you will be expected to be able to work independently and as part of the team to contribute to the daily completion and schedule adherance of production activities. The antigen manufacturing operation is made up of teams that carry out the production activities for the preparation and sterilization of equipment, preparation and sterilization of media components, fermentation of bacterial antigens, downstream processing of bacterial antigens and serial batching of antigens to blend the final vaccines prior to sterile filling.

The Batching Department is responsible for the large scale manufacture of Equine, Bovine and Swine vaccines produced at the site in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Primary activities include equipment and vessel preparation and sterilization, staging and blending of antigens and adjuvents that constitute a vaccine blend and sampling procedures for serial batches.

The position requires requires someone who can demonstrate a good attention to detail and achieve a consistent error-free execution of daily job responsibilities, be able to complete documentation using Good Documentation Practices and be able to identify opportunities for process improvement and employ basic problem solving skills.

Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Education



Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to follow/comply with Manufacturing Directions, Standard Operating Procedures, Company/Corporate/Regulatory Policies.
  • Can demonstrates basic skills in effective time management to meet given deadlines.
  • Can demonstrates ability to work effectively with team members and show initiative to support others on the team when needed.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel.



Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • BS Degree in a Science or Engineering Discipline.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • A good understanding of aseptic processes used in manufacturing.
  • Experience using quality improvement tools and continuous improvement processes and site quality metrics.



Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Production / Operator
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Yes - Manufacturing processes include, but are not limited to the following hazarddous materials: Acids, NaOH, BEI, BEA, Thiomersal, Formalin, steam, IPA, cleaning detergents.
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Technician, Operations

De Soto, MO 63020
Full Time

Published on 05/29/2019