Technician, Operations- 1st shift
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.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Position prepares media, operates fermentation vessels, and performs necessary cleaning/disinfecting of equipment and laboratories.
Position works in a clean, aseptic environment (cleanroom environment).
Written SOPs and Outlines of Production must be followed.
Position must comprehend and comply with cGMP guidelines and complete and review documentation for accuracy and completeness.
Position will be required to work an overnight shift, approximately 2300 to 0800 (after training) during the week (depending on schedule) in rotation with teammates.
This will be a first shift position, Monday - Friday 06:30AM - 3:00PM.
High School diploma/GED required; Associates degree or bachelor’s degree in Biology/Microbiology or related field preferred.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
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 Qualifications and Skills:
Working knowledge of cGMP.
Working knowledge of aseptic technique.
Working knowledge of fermentation and fermentation vessels.
2+ years manufacturing work experience preferred.
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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