Technician, Operations

Requisition ID: PRO018891

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 Operations Technician position is available at the Merck Animal Health facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska,located on the West end of Omaha.¬  The Elkhorn facility is expandingoperations to manufacture animal vaccines and biologics. Looking for talented individuals to join our Production teamsusing key technologies for cell culture, filling and packaging.¬ 

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Reviews and audits manufacturing records for errors and conformance to Quality standards.

  • Identifies and ensures appropriate solutions for records issues with help of manufacturing personnel.

  • Maintains and analyzes Key Performance Indicators and Control Charts related to Upstream manufacturing processes.

  • Revises documents to incorporate safety and quality improvements in manufacturing procedures.

  • Ensures quality product by knowing and maintaining company and Departmental standards and procedures.

May perform other duties related to operations as required, including:

  • Performing sterile operations according to Standard Production Processes (SPPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Operating steam in place vessels, fermenters and/or bioreactors to prepare cell and viral cultures.

  • Sanitization or sterilization of designated areas and equipment.

  • Ensuring all assigned equipment and components are staged for operation.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Good math aptitude

  • Improvement-oriented

  • High standards with a strong work ethic

  • Ability to lift 50lbs on an intermittent basis

  • Strong attention to detail¬ 

  • Good documentation practices

  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of cGMP and inventory control concepts strongly preferred.

  • An understanding of aseptic techniques and procedures preferred.

  • Experience with document creation and formatting in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) preferred.

  • College degree in a relevant scientific field (biology / chemistry, life science).

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 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.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Production / Operator
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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