Vaccine Manufacturing Associate Operations Technician - Durham, NC Old Oxford ( MERCUSR185576ENUS)
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 Vaccine Manufacturing Operations Technician that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
We are seeking a growth and improvement minded Operations Manager 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 Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing is located in Durham, NC. This state-of-the-art facility established in 2004, manufactures our Company lifesaving vaccines in bulk and finished forms. Due to the importance of this facility in our Company Vaccine Manufacturing network, the facility has seen rapid growth in production volumes and new employees over the last several years; currently Durham employs 1,000+ people and will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing process through hands on production in fermentation and purification processes, as well as sterile assembly and supply.
This position will support the vaccine drug substance site readiness, commissioning and qualification through licensure and ramp up to full production. This position will support all Operations areas. Off-shift and weekend coverage will be required based on business unit needs and specific assignments.
Support operations production through start-up and commissioning and qualification through licensure and ramp up
Working in conjunction with all appropriate personnel, performs manual and automated operations, general maintenance and support functions necessary for production
Provides and/or authors all documentation and clerical functions necessary to allow proper accountability and traceability of product
Maintains, inventories, and transports all required equipment, materials, supplies and products. Ensures shipment criteria and timely availability and delivery
Conducts general maintenance and assists or ability in troubleshooting of equipment independently
Completes housekeeping in all work areas | Implements facility decontamination according to procedures | Maintains, cleans and prepares equipment used in production
Runs and manages sampling/in-process testing supporting the manufacturing and validation process for current process
Provides timely delivery of sample and other materials as required to appropriate laboratories, coordinating with Quality and Logistics
Attends and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives
Self-motivated to maintain own training status and ability to train others
Participate in document design activities working alongside operations team members to develop reliable, consistent manufacturing processes that meet cGMP requirements
High School Diploma/GED or higher
Work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect
Principled written and verbal communications skills
Able to lift 50 lbs. | Works on elevated platforms
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Minimum Associates Degree in science or related field (or BioWorks Certificate)
Experience training others through hands-on training
Experience with on-the-floor cGMP manufacturing and familiarity with regulatory requirements
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
12 Hour Shifts | Rotating 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on) which may include weekends
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., Rahway, 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.
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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.
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.
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