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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Technician, Operations- Durham, NC Old Oxford ( MERCUSR188214ENUS)

Operations

Security Operations

Yearly

No

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

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.

This role is within a capital project start-up in Durham, North Carolina. The new facility will include end-to-end processing of drug substance, drug product, including biotech culture growth, harvest, lyophilization, product inspection, utilities, and warehouse. As the team finishes design and construction of the facility, the Lead Technician will play a critical role in supporting the Global Engineering Services team, partnering with internal stakeholders, and building the operations team who will take ownership of the facility. Members of the Operations team in this new and exciting facility will have the unique opportunity to give input in the design process, startup their areas, and lead the teams to full production.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity, and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement, and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Position Responsibilities:

Project Support

  • Supports project team as operations expert through start-up, commissioning, qualification through licensure and ramp up of facility.

  • Author, review, and/or edit operations and technical documentation (Batch Records, SOPs, Job Aides, training, and engineering documents) to support project and future operations.

  • Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate while coordinating with appropriate personnel.

  • Actively participate in team meetings HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required.

Operational Expertise

  • Competent execution and ownership to meet production targets for area within responsibility including:

    • Attending and escalation of concerns or needs at daily huddles and as needed

    • Cleaning, setup, operation and troubleshooting of equipment and facilities

    • Maintenance and transportation of consumable and material inventories

    • Maintenance of excellent recordkeeping and housekeeping

  • Drives culture of continuous improvement. Implements and raises ideas to increase success of group

  • Participates on and/or performs activities to support technical and OPEX functions such as Kaizen events, ad-hoc sampling, or protocol execution.

  • Maintains detailed knowledge of equipment and processes.

  • Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate while notifying appropriate personnel.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Diploma/GED or higher

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least two (2) years GMP manufacturing/processing experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science or Engineering

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills

  • Must be able to successfully pass and maintain aseptic gowning qualifications. Aseptic gowning requires that all skin and hair be covered through wearing the following: beard/mustache cover, hair net, hood and face mask, goggles, jumpsuit, gloves, and boots.

  • Computer literacy (internet browsers, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing)

  • Must be willing and able to lift 50 lbs, bend, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb ladders, and wear a respirator

  • This position is currently designated Mon-Fri, dayshift, with an opportunity of nights when operations starts, expected in 2023.

  • Successful completion of TB titer and Chest X-ray are required.

Preferred Experience and Skills (General):

  • Minimum Associates Degree in science or related field

  • Biowork Certificate (working in an FDA or similar regulated industry)

  • Applicable mechanical and project management experience

  • Experience with automated systems (MES, SAP, DeltaV, or similar)

  • Experience with on-the-floor cGMP manufacturing and familiarity with regulatory requirements and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team

The following experience is a significant advantage for a Senior Technician supporting Sterile Supply operations:
  • Aseptic operations
  • Isolator containment systems
  • Packaging, sterilization, and storage
  • Materials management
  • Experience with autoclaves and washers

Travel: Up to 10% of the time

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed 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.

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.

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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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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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R188214