Merck Laboratory Technician in Millsboro, Delaware

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Merck Animal Health, Millsboro, DE is a BioTechnology Center of Excellence that manufactures, fills, packages and distributes vaccines for animals. Our site is responsible for mammalian, insect and avian cell culture production, live bird vaccine production, embryonated egg vaccine production, roller bottle vaccine production, bioreactor vaccine production and down-stream processing (water in oil emulsions, aseptic filling, lyophilization, etc.) At all times, following Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhering to all safety and company policies, perform duties assigned by department supervision. These duties may include, but are not limited to:

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

  • Prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use

  • Assist with equipment setup and operation

  • Assist with performing aseptic procedures including media preparation, antigen inoculation and harvest,

  • tissue culture preparation and harvest, filling vaccines, etc.

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

  • Demonstrates, at all times, safe work habits and maintains a safe work environment. Understands and

  • complies with all safety and company policies and procedures.

  • Filling, labeling, capping, packaging and visual inspection of product

  • Assist in training new team members

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

  • May be responsible for accumulation, labeling and management of hazardous wastes, as appropriate to

  • their area, providing they are properly trained prior to assignment.

  • Assist with performing non-aseptic procedures including handling of poultry in the process of harvesting

  • tissue or waste

  • Assist in reviewing and developing S.O.P's, Production Outlines, Special Outlines

  • Assist in reviewing production records and entering technical data into required system

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

  • procedures.

  • Assist in monitoring and requisitioning laboratory supplies.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School diploma/GED

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Able to apply knowledge and skills to complete assigned work within own area

  • Recognizes problems and uses existing procedures to assess solutions

  • Works on tasks to meet time frames set by others

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

  • Must be able to work flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the manufacturing process. This includes overtime, holidays and weekends. Days and hours are subject to change based on the needs of the business.

  • Aseptic clean room behaviors experience preferred

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and conversions

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Laboratory experience

Job Manuf./Operations Generic

Title: Laboratory Technician

Primary Location: NA-US-DE-Millsboro

Requisition ID: MAN005925