Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our
products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a "Safety First,
Quality Always" mindset striving for continuous improvement. We
work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing
network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials,
intermediates and finished products.
This split shift Technician position is available at our Company
Animal Health facility in De Soto, Kansas, located near Kansas City
metropolitan area. The DeSoto facility is expanding operations to
manufacturing vaccines and biologics for large and companion
animals. Leveraging an experienced and innovative team environment,
the key technologies at the site are biologics production using
fermentation and cell culture platforms, filling and packaging.
* The De Soto facility is part of the global of our Company
Animal Health Manufacturing Division network and is a key
contributor to the manufacturing of animal health products.
* Working within the Cell Culture team you take ownership of the
manufacturing processes associated with the large scale manufacture
of Lawsonia antigen as well as new products coming into the
department and be expected to contribute to the weekly completion
and schedule adherence of other production activities within the
team. The antigen manufacturing operation is made up of teams that
carry out the production activities for the preparation and
sterilization of equipment, preparation and sterilization of media
components, fermentation of bacterial antigens, downstream
processing of bacterial antigens and serial batching of antigens to
blend the final vaccines prior to sterile filling.
* The Cell Culture Department is responsible for the end to end
production of key antigens manufactured at the De Soto site, that
are then used in the formulation of final vaccines.
* Primary tasks for the team will include fermentation
activities from breakout to large scale fermentation, clean down,
set up and operation of vessels and equipment and contribution to
the site safety and continuous improvement activities.
* The position requires someone who can demonstrate excellent
attention to detail and achieve a consistent error-free execution
of daily job assignments, be able to complete documentation using
Good Documentation Practices and be able to identify opportunities
for process improvement and employ basic problem-solving
* Associates degree or equivalent in a Science or engineering
discipline -OR- High School diploma or equivalent and 5 years
applicable industry work experience required; Degree in
Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology or similar.
Qualifications and Skills:
* Proficient oral and written communication skills.
* Able to follow/comply with Manufacturing Directions, Standard
Operating Procedures, Company/Corporate/Regulatory Policies.
* Can demonstrate basic skills in effective time management to
meet given deadlines.
* Can demonstrate ability to perform basic laboratory
* Ability to work effectively with team members and show
initiative to assist others on the team when needed.
* Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
* Experience working in a leadership role in a manufacturing
* Experience using large scale filtration and separation
* Knowledge of aseptic processes used in manufacturing.
* Experience using quality improvement tools and continuous
improvement processes and site quality metrics.
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most
trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities,
along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners,
create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's
committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to
customers and patients on time, every time.
Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA
in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more
than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward
medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging
diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of
research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the
prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and
animals around the world.
What we look for
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want
to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling
breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage
you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and
diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue
Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career
Invent. Impact. Inspire.
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