Merck Senior Lab 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.

Objective of position:

At all times technician must follow GMP and SOP and adhere to all safety and company policies while performing more advanced laboratory services in various manufacturing areas.

Job Summary: An outline of job responsibilities

  • Sr. Tech is multi-skilled within own product/department and develops skills in multiple products/departments.

  • Multi-skilled within own product/department

  • Work with a variety of technical equipment while completing bulk antigen production operations

  • Works with a limited degree of supervision

Essential functions of Technician: This lists details tasks, duties and responsibilities.

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

  • Equipment setup and operation

  • Perform bulk antigen production operations

  • 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.


  • 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

  • Aide in planning and implementing daily and weekly laboratory assignments as well as special projects and other tasks

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

  • Assist in monitoring and requisitioning laboratory supplies

Time spent performing tasks: Determine, from the” Essential functions” section, what percentages should be assigned to the tasks. This should equal 100%.

Section A = 70%

Section B = 30%

Working conditions: Shifts, Overtime, Call-In requirements

  • This position is a dayshift position with varying hours

  • May require a rotating shift

  • Flexibility working overtime is a requirement in manufacturing

  • Travel is not a part of this position

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School diploma/GED with minimum of 4 years laboratory or related laboratory experience OR Associates degree in biological life sciences field with minimum 2 years laboratory or related vaccine production experience OR Bachelor’s degree in biological life sciences field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Applies knowledge and skills to other areas within product/department; may act as a source of technical expertise for others

  • Identifies and solves problems

  • Organizes own work to meet agreed upon deadlines

  • 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.

  • Experience in Aseptic clean room behaviors

  • Must 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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Job Technician-Biochem Manuf

Title: Senior Lab Technician

Primary Location: NA-US-DE-Millsboro

Requisition ID: TEC001358