Merck Lead 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.

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;

a. ensuring written procedures are being followed

b. ensure safety of team members

c. ensure facility and equipment are properly maintained

d. participate in special projects as assigned

e. assist in scheduling work

f. 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

  • Experience in Aseptic clean room behaviors

  • 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

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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Title: Lead Technician

Primary Location: NA-US-DE-Millsboro

Requisition ID: MAN005910