Senior Technician, Quality & Compliance, Worthington

Worthington, MN, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: QUA006145

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. 


The Senior Technician, Quality & Compliance position is available at the Merck Animal Health facility in Worthington, Minnesota.  The Worthington facility is expanding operations to manufacture vaccines for large and companion animals.  Leveraging an experienced and innovative team environment, the key technologies at the site are biologics production using fermentation and cell culture platforms and filling and freeze-drying.   


• Under general supervision, this position assists in maintaining quality expectations and regulations for a biological vaccine manufacturing site in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines and site procedures.
• Review and release of incoming raw materials for use in production of biological vaccines. Electronic inventory system and handheld scanning devices are used.
• Collection of official test samples, distribution to Quality Control test locations and submission of government test samples.
• Reviews internal documents against regulatory requirements for accuracy and compliance.
• Use of electronic programs such as Word and Excel to create and maintain official controlled documents managed by the QA department.
• Organization and filing of site documents, cleaning of QA sample areas, assist in maintenance of seed stocks.


Education Minimum Requirement:

• Bachelor Degree, preferably in the physical sciences
• OR, at least five years of work experience in a quality assurance or biologics manufacturing capacity.

Required Experience and Skills:

• Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment and coordinate multiple projects.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures and other procedural guidelines.
• Strong computer skills with excellent communication and writing skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of colleagues between multiple departments

Preferred Experience and Skills:

• Five years of experience in a quality or auditing related setting.
• Strong knowledge of USDA, FDA or EMEA regulation regarding vaccine manufacture
• Ability to successfully assume/complete additional responsibilities with little supervision.
• Ability to provide input on process related issues with a solid scientific foundation.


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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