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Merck & Co, Inc

Sr. Tech, Operations 1st shift ( MERCUSR181208ENUS)


Security Operations



Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 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.

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.

  • Responsible for ensuring that production of scheduled orders, labeling and packaging operations are completed efficiently, safely and that the product conforms to quality standards.

  • Ensures that all production workstations tasks are being performed in an efficient manner on a timely basis with the desired quality.

  • Assist with cleaning laser/ink jet stamping machines as necessary

  • Works with material handler to ensure material and supplies are available for the shift.

  • Assist with machine adjustments as necessary to produce orders.

  • Assigns Line Operators with daily tasks. ensures that procedures are followed on the floor.

  • Communicates production priorities to the operators.

  • Assist with on boarding and training of new operators.

  • Maintains housekeeping and monitors that all machine operators do the same.

  • Works with Maintenance Supervisor and Warehousing Personnel to ensure all production and mechanical needs are met for timely production of quality products.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all packaging is available and correct.

  • Responsible for QC inspection of finish product when work is completed and takes action to prevent any quality issues.

  • Responsible for recording downtime accurately and that operators record their downtime accurately.

  • Follows established conduct, procedures and safety rules for the area and ensures that assigned machine operators do the same.

  • Responsible for knowing all Safety requirements of position and production and relates information and monitors that machine operators do the same.

  • Uses equipment in the area properly, reports any malfunctions to the Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Read and interpret SOPs for production area and assist operators with this.

  • Watch for and take prompt action, including shutting down the workstation temporarily, when operational malfunctions are seen which could jeopardize the quality of the tags being produced.

  • When the workstation is shut down, prompt action will be taken to secure help in correcting the malfunction and getting the workstation back up and running in the shortest time possible.

  • Be able to maintain a required and acceptable daily output as determined by the job and machine worked on.


This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 3+ years of relevant work experience.


  • Experience in operating a computer, including the ability to operate a mouse, pull a file and demonstrate ability to learn new basic computer skills.

  • Able to communicate job related issues within the company by using company email.

  • Demonstrate ability to learn new basic computer skills.

  • Proficiency in basis math skills such as able to count, handle numbers, add and subtract.

  • Must have good manual dexterity.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and understand SOPs and follow instructions.

  • Ability to drive a forklift is a plus.

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.

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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., 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.

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No relocation

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1st - Day

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Requisition ID:R181208