Merck Lead Technician, Operations in Worthington, Minnesota
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.
The Lead Tech position is available at our company's Animal Health facility in Worthington, Minnesota. The Worthington facility is expanding operations to manufacture vaccines for large and companion animals. Leveraging a knowledgeable and innovative team environment, the key technologies at the site are biologics production using fermentation and cell culture platforms and filling and freeze-drying.
Position requires wearing scrubs at all times when working in the production area. Position requires working in a cleanroom setting and wearing cleanroom garments.
The job entails running steam sterilizers, filling lines, freeze dryers, environmental monitoring machines, crimping machine and a dry heat oven. Also preparing and cleaning equipment.
Job will require work on computers, use of inventory control system, investigation of processes and data entry, Systems Applications and Products (SAP) transactions, updating documents, guiding people, and training people.
Job requires training technicians, being a leader in department, mechanical skills, and good communication skills.
- High School Diploma or equivalent plus 5+ year experience working in a lab or manufacturing of Biologics; Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology or related field preferred
Required Skills and Abilities:
Previous experience working in a lab or manufacturing of Biologics
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to be a leader in the department and train other technicians
Good mechanical skills/aptitude and ability to troubleshoot equipment
Ability to work well with other across all levels of the organization
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
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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Required Experience and Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology or related field or experience working in a lab or manufacturing of Biologics .**
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