Senior Laboratory Technician (Millsboro, DE) Job

Millsboro, DE, US
August 09 2017
Organization Type
Senior Laboratory Technician (Millsboro, DE)-MAN004360


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.

A Senior Laboratory Technician is responsible for critical laboratory procedures and duties in the production of veterinary products. Technicians may work a variety of technical equipment while completing cell culture processes throughout the manufacturing process. At all times technicians must follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies, perform duties assigned by department supervision.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Perform procedures including aseptic work, media preparation, antigen inoculation and harvest, tissue culture preparation and harvest, filling vaccines, etc.

Assist in formulations and calculations.

Maintain accurate and reliable record keeping including charts, log books, and all pertinent documentation.

Communicate any unusual and/or non-routine occurrences when performing tasks.

Cleaning work areas, prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use.

Equipment setup and operation.

Train and mentor other technicians in manufacturing.



High School diploma/ GED with a minimum of 3 years laboratory or related laboratory experience, OR Associates degree with a minimum of 2 years laboratory or related laboratory experience OR Bachelors degree in Biology, Biological Sciences or related Life sciences discipline.


This position will work a rotating schedule. Applicant must be able to work flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the manufacturing process.

Ability to read, write and understand technical information and to effectively communicate information to colleagues are various levels.

Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Majority of time is spent standing, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. at times.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required per Safety Policy, as this role may involve contact with Hazardous Materials.


Training in Aseptic Clean room Behaviors and/or Manufacturing experience.

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Manuf./Operations Generic

Job Title:Sr. Tech, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-DE-Millsboro

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: DMSO

Company Trade Name:Merck

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