VMF Production Associate 3rd Shift Job

Durham, NC, US
September 13 2017
Organization Type
VMF Production Associate 3rd Shift-MAN004414


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 VMF (Vaccine Manufacturing Facility) Associate Technician is an excellent entry level opportunity for recent university graduates as well as experienced individuals that are interested in working in the production and manufacturing operations to produce vaccines. The individual in this position will support the manufacturing process through hands on activities. Key responsibilities for the Associate Technician include aseptic practice and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) adherence, working in a team environment to accomplish departmental goals, as well as the ability to direct your own work through leadership.

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.
- 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.
- Completes 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.
- Serves on safety, quality and other committees as required.



- High School Diploma/GED or higher

- Willing and able to lift 50 pounds
- Willing and able to work 12 hour shifts, including evenings
- Willing and able to work a rotating 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on) which will include weekends
- Position requires aseptic gowning during performance of job duties. Aseptic gowning requires that all skin and hair are covered through wearing the following: beard/moustache cover, hair net, hood and facemask, goggles, jumpsuit, gloves and boots.

- Six (6) months’ pharmaceutical production experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science or Engineering – OR – an Associate’s degree in Life Science or Engineering with two (2) years’ relevant experience – OR – a BioWorks Certificate (working in an FDA-regulated industry)
- Experience utilizing SAP in a manufacturing setting
- Experience with Electronic Batch Records

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: No

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

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