Merck Lead Tech Animal Use 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.

The Testing Specialist is responsible for the quality testing of animals. This position will work with a variety of animal species. At all times, the technician must follow Standard Operating Procedures, adhere to all safety and company policies and perform duties assigned by department supervisor.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct serial release for QC animal tests

  • Complete clinical observations of animals

  • Communicate animal health status with Veterinarian

  • Complete scheduled treatments of animals

  • Assist in animal surgeries, if necessary

  • Complete necropsies of poultry

  • Write and revise Standard Operating Procedures and/or QCPs

  • Complete supervisor project assignments in timely fashion

  • Compliance with federal, state and site regulations and guidelines

  • Assist in product investigations

  • Capable of working in inclement conditions, including extreme heat and cold weather

  • Must be willing to work some overtime on weekends and holidays

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Animal Science, Poultry Science, Biology or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Basic husbandry skills

  • Ability to preform physical work, i.e. lifting 50 pounds

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to demonstrate organizational skills and is self-motivated

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with peers

  • Able to maintain accurate and reliable record keeping

  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • Must have valid driver’s license

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certification (ALAT, LAT or LATG)

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Job Quality Lab Related

Title: Lead Tech Animal Use

Primary Location: NA-US-DE-Millsboro

Requisition ID: QUA008444