Senior Technician - Quality Assurance Job

DeSoto, KS, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: QUA006267

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 Assurance position is available at the Merck Animal Health facility in De Soto, Kansas, located near Kansas City metropolitan area.  The DeSoto facility is expanding operations to manufacturing vaccines and biologics 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, filling and packaging.

The positions responsibilites include but are not limited to:

• Under general supervision, this position assists in maintaining quality expectations and regulations for a biological vaccine manufacturing site in accordance with GMP guidelines and site procedures.
• Reviews and releases of incoming raw materials for use in production of biological vaccines.
• Inspects and releases regulated packaging materials
• Reviews production records for accuracy and compliance.
• Completes other tasks as assigned.


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. 

Education Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma or GED with 2 years of work experience.
• Associate or Bachelor's Degree preferred

Required Experience and Skills:
• Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects/tasks and meet expected deadlines.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures and other written guidelines.
• Strong computer, communication, and writing skills.
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of colleagues between multiple departments

Preferred Experience and Skills:

• A minimum of One  year of experience in a quality or auditing related setting.
• Knowledgeable regarding USDA requirements for vaccine manufacturing
• Ability to successfully assume/complete additional responsibilities with little supervision.
• Ability to provide input on process related issues with a solid scientific foundation.



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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Company Trade Name: Merck

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