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Associate Technician Job - United States  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Associate Technician-MAN004089


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. 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 an individual 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.

The position is for an Associate Bioprocess Technician to work in the Cell-Media suite of the Varicella Bulk Facility in Durham, NC. The position entails making media and growing MRC5 cells for use in downstream processing. Working in conjunction with all appropriate personnel, this individual will perform manual and automated operations, general maintenance support and process support functions necessary for the production of media and cells used in the manufacturing of vaccines.


Education Minimum Requirement:

Required: A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required for this position.

Required Experience and Skills:

•Ability to work a 2-2-3 night shift schedule
•Strong communication skills
•Can work independently or within groups
•Safety minded

Preferred Experience and Skills:

•1 year of experience in a GMP facility
•Self-motivated to maintain 100% training status
•Ability to train others
•Recognizes problems and uses existing procedures to assess solutions
•Capable of forming a clear problem statement
•Performs tasks and transactions independently with minimal assistance
•Organizes and prioritizes own work to meet agreed upon deadlines
•Understands schedule adherence impact and communicates risk
•Applies problem solving ideas and strategies using Lean Sigma Tools and methodologies
•Positive attitude
•Excellent communication skills and collaboration with others
•Active in perpetuating a Safe By Choice mindset
•Ability to multi-task right first time
•Excellent understanding of GDPs
•Experience in media formulation and cell propagation

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. Our Company’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. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Merck & Co., Inc. 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 Merck 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 Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Manuf./Operations Generic

Job Title:Assoc. Tech, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Durham

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 3

Hazardous Materials: LN2

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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