Laboratory Technician

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Job_Description 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. The primary purpose of this position is to perform routine basic and mid-level laboratory procedures with minimal guidance for the testing of veterinary biologicals according to strict government and company imposed guidelines. * Accountable for preparation/sterilization/maintenance of media/solutions/ glassware/equipment. * Accountable for receipt/coordination/distribution of incoming lab testing materials including all test samples. * Accountable for shipment of test samples to other sites and regulatory agency under strict shipment conditions and requirements. * Perform routine quality control procedures including environmental monitoring observations. This position requires an understanding of the principles underlying the testing procedures used in the areas of assignment. In addition, a basic understanding of the material being evaluated (virus, bacteria, cell line) is also required. * Enter test results in the appropriate tracking system and/or SAP. Cross- check wet records with information in the tracking system and evaluate test dispositions (satisfactory, unsatisfactory, inconclusive, no test). Report to QC Management all unusual, non-routine occurrences when performing tasks. This includes completing the necessary documentation. * Prepare and qualify test reagents/supplies/solutions/media. Participate in the creation/revision of SOPs/test methods/test worksheets for testing performed in the area(s) of assignment. * With limited guidance, trouble-shoot basic and mid-level test methods. * Peer record review. Education_Minimum_Requirement * Bachelor degree in a related field with no experience, an Associate degree in a related field with 2 or more years of experience, high school diploma or equivalency with at least five years relevant experience in a related field. Required_Experience_And_Skills * Familiarity with basic to moderately complex laboratory techniques and procedures required. * General knowledge in the areas of biology and chemistry. * A high level of organization, tact and patience. * Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere with minimal supervision. * Ability to follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to handle large amounts of detailed work and work on several projects at one time. * Good mathematics and writing skills. * Ability to work on a team with people from both inside Quality Control as well as other departments such as Research and Development and Manufacturing. * Ability to lift and move material (i.e. lifting up to 25 lbs.) manually and through the use of dollies/hand trucks. Preferred_Experience_And_Skills * Proficiency with and knowledge of laboratory techniques and procedures relating to 9 CFR testing of veterinary biologicals preferred. * SAP experience. * Microsoft Access database experience. Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that s devoted 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 Growth. INVENT. IMPACT. INSPIRE. NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS In accordance with Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions. If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor. US_And_Puerto_Rico_Residents_Only If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. Employee_Status Regular Relocation: Domestic VISA_Sponsorship No Travel_Requirements No Travel Required Flexible_Work_Arrangements Flex Time Shift 1st – Day Valid_Driving_License Yes Hazardous_Material(s) Yes Number_Of_Openings 1 Requisition ID:R81473 Show moreShow less