Production Technician

Ames, IA, US
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAN005248

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. 

Position Description 

         Theprimary purpose of this position is to perform entry-level laboratoryprocedures and assist others in more advanced procedures for the productionof veterinary biologicals according to strict government and company imposedguidelines.   Assistin all areas of the production of RNA (RP) Particle Vaccine productsmanufactured in a USDA licensed facility.

Work activities include but are not limited to:

  • Productionof RP products for USDA licensure
  • Maintenanceof Vero cell line and related cell culture activities
  • Assistwith electroporation process
  • ·        Assist with RPharvest and formulation

  • Make growth media
  • Utilization of volumetric aseptictechniques
  • Finalserial formulation and fill
  • Maintains production records accordingto regulations
  • Updates training record as needed
  • Restocklab with supplies
  • Performother duties as required


    Position Qualifications

    Education Minimum Requirement:  Associates Degree in Biology, Microbiology, or related science or High School diploma with 2 years relevant work experience

    Required Experience and Skills:

    ·         Must have strong attention to detail

    ·         Must have ability to follow verbal and written instructions

    ·         Must have good mathematical abilities

    ·         Must be familiar with laboratory procedures


    Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in cell culture and laboratory technique preferred but not required
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or laboratory setting preferred but not required
  • Experience following approved protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Aseptic experience preferred but not required

    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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    Job: Manuf./Operations Generic
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    Employee Status: Regular
    Travel: No
    Number of Openings: 1
    Shift (if applicable): 1st
    Hazardous Materials: No
    Company Trade Name: Merck

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