Quality Operations Laboratory Technician

Elkton, VA, US
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAR006919

Our Manufacturing division in Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. 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 our Manufacturing division has codified its legacy for over a century. Our Manufacturing division's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing division 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 

Routine laboratory duties including chemical testing of samples.  Performs analysis using instrumental methods such as IR, UV, VIS, GC, HPLC, and UPLC as well as titrations and other physical and chemical tests. This position will be responsible for assisting with laboratory GMP activities by performing instrument calibrations and instrument troubleshooting.  Capable of interacting with and understanding various data acquisition/management software and Laboratory Information Management Systems. Limited non-routine Water Lab sample testing may be required.



Position Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:  BS in chemistry, biology, microbiology or related science.


Required Experience and Skills:    Hands on laboratory experience at the college level.  Ability to accurately weigh, titrate, perform calculations and analyze data.  Ability to read, understand and follow standard operating and testing procedures.  The ability to operate Windows based software applications is required.  Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts.

Preferred Experience and Skills:  1 to 3 years experience in a commercial laboratory is preferred.  Experience in a cGMP environment is preferred.  Experience in or support of a manufacturing environment is preferred.  Shift work experience is preferred.

Your role at our Manufacturing division 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 our Manufacturing division, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: 

Our Manufacturing division is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our Manufacturing division via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our Manufacturing division. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Our Manufacturing division as a result of the referral or through other means.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 3rd
Hazardous Materials: Yes
Company Trade Name: Merck

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