Technician, Operations Job

DeSoto, KS, US
June 20 2017
Organization Type
Technician, Operations-PRO015772


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 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

The De Soto facility is part of the global Merck Animal Health Manufacturing Division (MMD) network and is a key contributor to the manufacturing of animal health products.
Working within one of the manufacturing operations teams you will be expected to be able to work independently and as part of the team to contribute to the daily completion and schedule adherence of production activities. The antigen manufacturing operation is made up of teams that carry out the production activities for the preparation and sterilization of equipment, preparation and sterilization of media components, fermentation of bacterial antigens, downstream processing of bacterial antigens and serial batching of antigens to blend the final vaccines prior to sterile filling.

The position requires someone who can demonstrate a good attention to detail and achieve a consistent error-free execution of daily job responsibilities, be able to complete documentation using Good Documentation Practices and be able to identify opportunities for process improvement and employ basic problem solving skills.



- Associates degree in a Science discipline.

- High School education may be considered with minimum 3yrs relevant industry experience.


- There are a number of manual handling requirements so candidates must be in good physical health.

- Must be able to perform mathematical calculations.

- Good oral and written communication skills.

- Able to follow/comply with Manufacturing Directions, Standard Operating

- Procedures, Company/Corporate/Regulatory Policies.

- Basic computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel.


- A comprehensive understanding of aseptic processes used in manufacturing.

- Basic awareness of quality improvement tools and continuous improvement processes and site quality metrics.

- Can demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Good Documentation Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.

- Can demonstrate a familiarity with simple statistics, analytics and/or metrics.

- Able to complete documentation using Good Documentation Practices.

- Reliably meets deadlines.

- Can perform basic troubleshooting and evaluation of equipment issues.

Merck is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

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Job: Production / Operator

Job Title:Tech, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-KS-DeSoto

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 2

Hazardous Materials: Yes

Company Trade Name:Merck

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