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Merck & Co, Inc

Materials Handler Production Support Technician ( $2,500 Sign-On Bonus available for New External Hires) ( MERCUSR175551ENUS)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Technician



Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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

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.

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Materials Handler Production Support Technician that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs

  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)

  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape

  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world

  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

The Materials Handler Production Support Technician is a support position in the manufacturing process, works under minimal supervision and is available at our Animal Health facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska. The Elkhorn facility is expanding operations to manufacture animal vaccines and biologics and looking for talented individuals to join our teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and adhere to all safety and company policies and conducts in-process inventory control, warehouse management, distribution and shipping and receiving functions

  • Demonstrates, at all times, safe work habits and maintains a safe work environment | Understands and complies with all safety and company policies and procedures

  • Deliver parts and material to the production floor in a timely manner
    Follow a route for collecting and dropping off material requirements throughout the shop

  • Continuously re-stock consumable material to the production floor

  • Remove non-conforming material from stock, place in quarantine and notify Quality Inspector of non-conformance

  • Verify materials requirements on Bills of Material (BOM)

  • Kit parts according to BOM requirements on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis and record traceability

  • Issue parts in SAP via Inventory Transaction Entry

  • Update Shortage Reports

  • Receive material in SAP via Inventory Transaction Entry

  • Coordinate with purchasing and/or quality on receivables that are inaccurate or nonconforming according to Purchase Order requirements

  • Conducts data entry functions in SAP to execute the shipping process

  • Operates forklift or powered lift to load onto freight truck

  • Picks/Pulls freight to and from pallet racking

  • Deliveries receipts from daily activities through out facility/campus


  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Some College Preferred

Experience | Knowledge | Skills


  • Work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Principled Ambition | Respect

  • Four plus years Materials/Warehouse environment

  • Obtain Powered Industrial Vehicle (PIV) certification

  • Principled verbal and written communications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel)

  • Flexible to work in all areas of manufacturing as needed to meet production demands


  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

  • Material handling in a manufacturing facility

  • Familiarity with SAP

  • Work in a team environment

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Lean and continuous improvement philosophies and methodologies

Position Environment

  • Varying environmental conditions, such as indoor/outdoor work, varying temperatures along with secondary gowning, entering coolers and freezers

  • Majority of time is spent standing, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting and working at or above shoulder height

  • Lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis, using proper lifting techniques

Schedule Requirements

  • Work flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the manufacturing process

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals 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.


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.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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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.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Work Week


1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

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Requisition ID:R175551