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Merck & Company, Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products. The company provides human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, immunology infectious diseases, neurosciences and ophthalmology, oncology, vaccines, and women's health and endocrine. It also ... Read More

Address      One Merck Drive PO Box 100 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 United States
Website      www.merck.com/
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Vaccine Production

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.
We currently have exciting positions as a Maintenance Production Technician at our Vaccine Manufacturing Facility (VMF) in Durham, NC.
The VMF Maintenance Production Technician role is a multi-faceted position.  The succeesful candidates will use their maintenance expertise to ensure that the equipment is running at optimal levels at all times.  The Maintenance Production 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 Production 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 Production Technician is a self directed employee part of a team that is responsible for providing support, direction and training in operations areas (weigh/dispense, media prep, bulk formulation, filling, capping & inspection) in clean room conditions. Develops standard operating procedures (SOP's) and preventative maintenance (PM's) plans as requested.  Conducts in-process testing as needed.  May make calculations required for ususal dosage determinations and solution preparation and resolves variances as necessary.  Performs check-in, set-up/preparation of equipment, cleaning/sterilization, changeover of lines and general housekeeping. Will perform general maintenance and troubleshooting.  Follows proper procedures for maintaining equipment, supplies and facilities in a sterile environment. Responsible for written documentation of activities. Actively support, participate and embrace an empowered team culture including significant interaction with Quality, Technical Operations, Engineering and other groups as required.
Must be flexible to perform all of the following functions and other tasks as needed:

    * 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
    * Perform on-going cleaning/maintenance of sterile core
    * 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.

Responsible for working as part of an empowered team to achieve site mission, vision and goals through:

    * Efficient and safe operation of equipment
    * Compliance with current good manufacturing processes (cGMP)
    * Effective communication

High School Diploma/GED

    *  4 years Maintenance experience, applicable mechancial, electrical or control technician certificate or Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    *  Ability to work with and troubleshoot computer control equipment including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and/or Distributed Control Systems( DCS)
    *  Basic computer fluency (internet browsers, e-mail, word processing)
    * The ability to work a rotating schedule that includes weekend, holiday, evening and nights


    * Bioworks certificate
    * Experience in clean room or GMP/regulated manufacturing environment

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.
To be considered for this position, please visit our local websitehttp://www.merckmanufacturing-durham.com/   to learn about the Durham Vaccine Facility and apply for this position and to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # MAN000604. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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