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VMF Production Technician (Maintenance) Job Durham United States,  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 25 May 2017

Project Description

VMF Production Technician (Maintenance)-PRO015646


& 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 125-year legacy.
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,
supply to customers and patients on time, every time,
across the globe.

The Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Operations Technician
role is a multi-faceted position. The successful candidate will use their
maintenance expertise to ensure that the equipment is running at optimal levels
at all times. The Operation s Technician will be responsible for all aspects of
product manufacturing and equipment maintenance to include preventive
maintenance, troubleshooting and repair - this will involve true ownership.
This is an excellent opportunity for experienced mechanics, recent graduates of
technical degree programs, or mechanically talented persons with CGMP
manufacturing and leadership experience. We are seeking candidates that desire
to be responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing process and desiring to
be a part of a diverse operations team with daily activities that go beyond
typical roles of completing PM tasks and responding to equipment downtime. The
role offers opportunities to obtain in-depth process / equipment knowledge and
leadership experience in an empowered, team driven environment.

The Operations Technician will troubleshoot, maintain,
and operate process and process support equipment in support of vaccine
manufacturing operations. The Merck Durham facility boasts an empowered culture
and as such, the Technician is a self- directed employee part of a team that is
responsible for providing support, direction and training in the operations
area, in clean room conditions. Develops standard operating procedures (SOP's)
and preventative maintenance (PM's) plans as requested and conducts in-process
testing as needed. Performs check-in, set-up/preparation of equipment,
cleaning/sterilization, changeover of lines and general housekeeping and
performs general maintenance and troubleshooting. Follows proper procedures for
maintaining equipment, supplies and facilities in a sterile environment and is
responsible for written documentation of activities. Actively supports,
participates and embraces an empowered team culture including significant
interaction with Quality, Technical Operations, Engineering and other groups as


- Sets
up, adjusts, repairs, and maintains all process equipment
- Assists
Instrument Technicians and Automation Engineers as required
- Prepares
technical documentation on an as needed basis
- Participates
in the establishment of new equipment and the improvement of existing process
- Provides
technical specifications and information to Quality, Manufacturing,
Process-Project Engineers, and other MMD requestors
- Maintains
process equipment by developing/performing PM's, installing new equipment,
documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system (SAP) and
other duties as requested by the Mechanical Services Technician.
- Performs
preventative maintenance inspections and prepares inspection reports concerning
operation of equipment and mechanical condition of equipment.
- Responsible
for participating in new equipment installations by interfacing with equipment
vendors and recommending spare parts, selecting lubrication processes and
assisting process project engineers.
- Responsible
for performing assignments in conformance with appropriate Regulatory (GMP's)
and department Standard Operating Procedures which assure the quality of our
- Demonstrated
ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical components.
- Perform
general troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment while maintaining
production schedule.
- Provide
training to others.
- Set-up
and prepare equipment for ongoing operations.
- Operate
various computer controlled process support/process equipment (i.e. washer,
autoclave, filling line, lyophilizer, cap/inspect machines, etc.).
- Follow
instructions for completion of job tasks.
- Complete
written documentation of work performed.
- Cleaning
& Environmental Monitoring.


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

Job: Production / Operator

Job Title:Tech, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Durham

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Plant, Production Manager, Technician, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Manufacturing, Technology, Healthcare


Durham, NC, US

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