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Merck & Co, Inc

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift Technician, Operations


Security Operations


Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States

Job Description

$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.

Posting Summary:

The Operations Technician position is available at our Animal Health facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska, located on the West end of Omaha. The Elkhorn facility is expanding operations to manufacture animal vaccines and biologics. Looking for talented individuals to join our Production teams using key technologies for cell culture, filling and packaging.

The Operations Technician is responsible for critical laboratory procedures and duties in the production of veterinary products. Technicians work with a variety of technical equipment while completing duties involved in blending, filling vials or packaging finished products for distribution. At all times technicians must follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and adhere to all safety and company policies while performing assigned duties. Some of the duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Outlines of Production.

  • Understand and comply with cGMP guidelines and complete and review documentation for accuracy and completeness.

  • Prepare media and perform necessary cleaning/disinfecting of equipment and laboratories.

  • Work in a clean, aseptic environment (clean room environment).

  • Operate lab equipment including pumps, centrifuges, roller racks and miscellaneous instruments.

  • Clean, wrap, and sterilize laboratory equipment.

  • Assist in antigen processing or serial batching equipment set up, sterilization, and operation.

  • Perform aseptic procedures during antigen processing or serial batching operations.

  • Operate automated packaging line, fill machines, capping machines, freeze dryers, autoclaves, dry heat ovens, etc. in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Maintain concurrent records including manufacturing directions, log sheets, and all other pertinent documents.

  • Assist in monitoring and requisitioning laboratory supplies.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Degree.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic Math aptitude

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to lift 50lbs on an intermittent basis.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to follow approved documentation practices.

  • 1-2 years relevant experience working in a production laboratory.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Basic computer skills (Word/Outlook/Excel)

  • Ability to follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • 2-3 years relevant manufacturing experience and a basic understanding of manufacturing procedures, techniques and equipment

  • Working knowledge of cGMP and inventory control concepts (strongly preferred).

  • Understanding of aseptic techniques and procedures.

  • College degree in a relevant scientific field (biology / chemistry, life science).

  • Experience in large scale bacterial antigen processing and serial batching.

  • Experience using SAP®


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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

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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.

Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


1st - Day, 2nd - Evening, 3rd - Night

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Requisition ID:R257327