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Technician, Operations ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus available for New External Hires)

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.

$2,500 Sign On Bonus available for New External Hires. The sign on bonus will be paid within your first regularly scheduled paycheck.”

The Technician position is available at our Animal Health facility in Worthington, Minnesota. The Worthington facility is expanding operations to manufacture vaccines 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 and filling and freeze-drying.

This position will help with the preparation of intermediate components (media solutions, working seed stocks and bacterial antigens), and the downstream processing of the intermediate components. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepares media, operates fermentation vessels, and performs necessary cleaning/disinfecting of equipment and laboratories

  • Works in a clean, aseptic environment (cleanroom environment)

  • Written SOPs and Outlines of Production must be followed

  • Comprehend and comply with cGMP guidelines and complete and review documentation for accuracy and completeness

Education

  • High School diploma/GED or Associates degree or Bachelor degree in Biology/Microbiology or related field preferred

Experience and Skills

Required

  • Good communication skills and ability to work well with others

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office including Word and Excel

  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of cGMP

  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique

  • Working knowledge of fermentation and fermentation vessels

  • Two plus years manufacturing environment

Shift and Hours Requirement

  • 2nd Shift | Monday to Friday 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM (shift differential pay will apply)

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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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

2nd - Evening

Valid Driving License:

Yes

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

2

Requisition ID:R144030

Technician, Operations ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus available for New External Hires)

Worthington, MN
Full Time

Published on 12/02/2021

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