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Merck & Co, Inc

SPO Technician | Level 1

Science and Research

Animal Technician

No

West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

We are seeking Growth and Improvement minded SPO Technicians | Level 1 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

Summary, Focus and Purpose:

Under the direction of a Supervisor, the SPO Technician | Level 1 completes a wide variety of tasks and operations in GMP, aseptic and controlled environments that are required to support and execute production. This includes formulating bulk product and culture media, completing cleaning and sterilization of equipment, setting-up and operating filling equipment, staging and loading components and bulks, setting-up and operating inspection equipment, setting-up and operating nitrogen tunnels for freezing, completing Iyo cabinet operations, staging and loading packaging components, setting-up and operating packaging equipment, and completing associated batch record and logbook documentation.

Key Functions:

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Operates and maintains assigned equipment in SPO by performing mechanical, electronic, electrical, and pneumatic/hydraulic troubleshooting and repairs

  • Completes preventative maintenance and repairs as assigned for the equipment and facilities within Sterile and Packaging Operations

  • Conducts cleaning requirements as assigned in the areas

  • Completes all duties of other classifications in Sterile and Packaging Operations as assigned by supervision

  • Leadership role to coordinate and execute line/equipment set-up, start-up, and on-going operations on a daily basis

  • Provides real-time status of the operation of a line or individual piece of equipment and guides the activities of other classifications assigned to a specific operation or production activity to ensure effective operation of the equipment and completion of scheduled activities

  • Responsible for completing documentation as assigned by supervision to monitor the performance of equipment and line operations and participates in team meetings to focus on increased performance and safety of the equipment in each operating area

  • All operations will be carried out in compliance with cGMP's, specific Manufacturing Process Descriptions, and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that the quality of our products and services is of the highest level

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and successful completion of an Associate degree in Applied Science (A.AS.) or equivalent Associate degree program or vocational certificate in lieu of the degree program or equivalent military course work

  • Equivalent programs will require training in courses such as: Mechanical Pumps, Belts and Chain Drives | Lubrication and Installation of Bearings | Industrial Electrical 1 & 2 Industrial Pneumatics, Hydraulics | Precision Machine Shop 1A/1B | Equivalent experience as determined by management

  • At least 3 years of Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance experience

Required: Skills | Knowledge:

  • Principled verbal and written communications

Preferred:

  • Courses in any trades, especially mechanical, electrical, or electronic.

  • Courses in writing and verbal skills

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

On-Site

Shift:

2nd - Evening

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

n/a

Requisition ID:R269768