Sr. Production Technician Job
Merck/MSD - Elkhorn, NE

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Sr. Production Technician-TEC000563

Description

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Under the general direction of the Manager and Supervisor, performs routine manufacturing operations for the production of bacterial antigens in compliance with government and corporate quality and safety regulations. Operates production equipment according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Major Activities and Responsibilities:

- Perform fermentor media preparation, inoculation, harvesting and concentration of bacterial antigens.
- Operates production equipment such as fermentors, centrifuges, and concentration units.
- Operates small laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometers, turbidity meters, and luminometers.
- Perform sterile operations according to Standard Production Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.
- Disinfect rooms and equipment in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
- Cleans and prepares equipment for production processes.
- Perform minor maintenance on fermentors and process equipment which may include but it not limited to performing technical and equipment troubleshooting.
- Coordinates and initiates seed requests for production lots.
- Individual will be required to understand operations and contact appropriate support to ensure issues are appropriately resolved.

Schedule: 2nd shift, Monday - Friday 3PM-11:30PM with an occasional weekend as necessary.

Qualifications

Minimum Education Requirement:

- BA/BS

Required Experience or Skills:

- Bachelor's in Microbiology or related field with a minimum of 3 years of production in biological industry.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Experience in a lead laboratory technician capacity in fermentation production.
- Must have excellent scientific and mechanical problem-solving ability.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Computer skills.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, and National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service.

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Job: Technician-Biochem Manuf

Job Title : Sr. Production Technician

Primary Location: NA-US-NE-Elkhorn

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 2nd

Hazardous Materials
: bacterial organisms and bacterial organisms and bacterial organisms and chemicals

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