Production Technician (M-F 2nd shift)

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Elkhorn, NE, US

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Requisition ID: PRO019523

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. 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, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

The Production Technician position is available at the Merck Animal Health facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska, located on the West end of Omaha.  The Elkhorn facility is expanding operations to manufacture animal vaccines and biologics. Looking for talented individuals to join our Production teams using key technologies for cell culture, filling and packaging. 

Under direction of the Supervisor, job responsibilities include: 

  • Perform cleaning and sterilization of equipment and portable tanks in compliance with USDA Good Manufacturing Practices. Prepares, operates and maintains blending vessels and all other equipment used in the Central Services department according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Perform sterilization operations of equipment according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Sanitization or sterilization of designated areas and equipment.
  • Performs other duties related to cleaning, sterilization or aseptic processing as assigned by the team lead or manager.
  • Maintain documentation and other duties as assigned.


Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Math aptitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. on an intermittent basis
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good documentation practices
  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Lab experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of cGMP and inventory control concepts strongly preferred
  • An understanding of aseptic techniques and procedures preferred

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.


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Job: Production / Operator
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 2nd
Hazardous Materials: acids, bases, cleaning agents, live steam, hot water
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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