Associate Technician Operations (Night Shift) Job

Employer
Merck
Location
Durham, NC, US
Posted
September 12 2017
Discipline
Other
Organization Type
Pharma
Associate Technician Operations (Night Shift)-MAN004427

Description

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 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.

The Associate Technician, Operations, support the manufacturing process through hands on cell culture, viral and purification activities as well as other production related activities.

General Profile:

- Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager
- Aseptic practice and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) adherence
- Working in a team environment to accomplish departmental goals
- Ability to direct own work through leadership
Functional Expertise:

- Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Working in conjunction with all appropriate personnel, performs manual and automated operations, general maintenance and support functions necessary for the production of vaccines.
- Serves on safety, quality and other committees as required.
- Provides all documentation and clerical functions necessary to allow proper accountability and traceability of product.
- Maintains, inventories, and transports all required equipment, materials, supplies and products. Ensures shipment criteria and timely availability and delivery.
- Performs general maintenance and assists in troubleshooting of equipment.
- Performs housekeeping in all work areas. Executes facility decontamination according to approved procedures.
- Performs sampling/in-process testing supporting the manufacturing and validation process for current process as well as developmental work for new products/processes as required.
- Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate while notifying appropriate personnel.
- Maintains, cleans and prepares equipment used in vaccine production.
- Schedules and performs environmental monitoring during processing and records results in the computerized database system.
- Provides timely delivery of sample and other materials as required to appropriate laboratories, coordinating with Quality and Logistics as required.
- Attends and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required.
Problem Solving:

- Uses existing procedures to perform routine tasks
Impact:

- Influence:
- Drives site safety procedures and practices
- Accountability:
- Accountable for own performance
- Decision Making:
- Makes decisions – guided by policies and procedures
- Consults with next-level manager on more complex decisions and issues that impact other departments
Working Relationships:

- Interacts with peers within own department
- Frequent interaction with peers from other departments

Qualifications

Education:

- High School Diploma/GED or higher
Required:

- Willing and able to lift 50 pounds
- Must be willing and able to work 12 hour shifts, including evenings
- Must be willing and able to work a rotating 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on) which may include weekends
- Position requires aseptic gowning during performance of job duties. Aseptic gowning requires that all skin and hair be covered through wearing the following: beard/moustache cover, hair net, hood and facemask, goggles, jumpsuit, gloves and boots.
- Willing and able to be vaccinated/blood tested for titer for products manufactured within the facility if needed.
Preferred:

- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Life Science or Engineering

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.

If you need an
accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Manuf./Operations Generic

Job Title:Assoc. Tech, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Durham

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 3rd

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck