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Merck Lead Technician in Millsboro, Delaware

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.

Position Description

At all times, follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies while performing advanced laboratory services in various manufacturing areas. Some duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Clean work area including floors, walls, tables, etc.

  • Prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use.

  • Equipment setup and operation.

  • Perform aseptic procedures including media preparation, antigen inoculation and harvest, tissue culture preparation and harvest, filling vaccines, etc.

  • Assist with performing non-aseptic procedures including handling of live poultry in the process of harvesting tissue and waste.

  • Filling, labeling, capping, packaging and inspecting product.

  • Concurrent record keeping including charts, log books, and all pertinent documentation.

  • Report all unusual, non-routine occurrences when performing tasks.

  • Technicians may be responsible for accumulation, labeling and management of hazardous wastes, as appropriate to their area, providing they are properly trained prior to assignment.

  • Attend training classes, workshops, meetings, etc., as required to improve job skills and product-related procedures.

  • Demonstrates, at all times, safe work habits and maintains a safe work environment. Understands and complies with all safety and company policies and procedures.

  • Train, mentor and assist in supervision of other team members within the manufacturing group.

  • Assist with the direction of others by ensuring written procedures are being followed, ensure safety of team members, ensure facility and equipment are properly maintained, participate in special projects as assigned, assist in scheduling work and ensure work is completed and assume supervision when supervision is absent

  • Assist in weekly reports as assigned.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School diploma/GED with minimum of 6 years of laboratory or related vaccine production experience OR Associates degree in biological life sciences field with a minimum of 4 years laboratory or related vaccine production experience OR Bachelor’s degree in biological life sciences field with a minimum of 3 years laboratory or related vaccine production experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in a laboratory setting preferred

  • Must have the ability to read, write and understand technical information and to effectively communicate information to colleagues at various levels

  • Lead Tech is multi-skilled within own product/department and has developed depth/breadth of skills in more than one product/department.

  • Applies knowledge and skills to other areas within product/department; provides technical guidance and training to others

  • Anticipates and solves complex production/operational problems

  • Organizes own time and that of others and may supervise some work of others

  • Read, write and understand technical information and to effectively communicate information to colleagues at various levels

  • Perform more advanced mathematical calculations and conversions

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience leading others.

  • Experience in Aseptic clean room behaviors

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 …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:


1st - Day

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Requisition ID: R20207