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Merck & Co, Inc

Bio-Technician Level 1 ( MERCUSR151283ENUS)

Science and Research

Animal Technician



West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

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

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.


  • Working in conjunction with all appropriate personnel, performs manual and automated operations, general maintenance and support functions necessary for the production of viral vaccines

  • Maintains, orders, inventories, and transports all required equipment, materials, supplies and products. Ensures shipment criteria and timely availability and delivery

  • Interfaces with the Delta V system and other automated systems (including, but not limited to, LIMS, IMPACT)

  • Performs general maintenance and assists in troubleshooting of equipment. Initiates and documents corrective actions

  • Assists in developing and maintaining, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), logs, and other documentation

  • Maintains good housekeeping in all work areas

  • Participates in and assists with development and execution of personnel training as determined by supervisor

  • Participates in developmental work for new products/processes and performs sampling/in-process testing

  • Assists in all follow up concerned with products lots achieving released status (e.g. investigations and other required documentation)

  • During start-up, processing and completion of the manufacturing process, provides all documentation necessary to allow proper accountability and traceability of product

  • At the start and finish of each shift, reports and makes recommendations regarding equipment supplies, required repairs, process concerns, safety concerns, and area improvements

  • Maintains, cleans and prepares special equipment used in vaccine production

  • Performs environmental monitoring (routine and per process) and records results in the computerized database system

  • Supports department ergonomics program and participates in stretching exercises

  • Executes duties of lower labor grades as required by management

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Life Sciences, Chemical, Biochemical Engineering or other relevant science/engineering program

Experience and Skills


  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Expected to lift and move various items, up to 50 lbs.

  • Knowledge of metric system

  • Neatness, accuracy, dexterity

  • Individuals must successfully demonstrate and maintain proficiency in aseptic techniques, and aseptic gowning by passing monitoring testing

  • Willingness to work 2nd/3rd shift and weekends


  • Laboratory or manufacturing operations experience requiring aseptic or sterile technique

  • Working in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility

  • Automated system or computer experience



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., Kenilworth, 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.


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.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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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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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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:


2nd - Evening, 3rd - Night

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID:R151283