North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Manufacturing Production Operation Technician

Merck
Durham, North Carolina, United States (on-site)
7 days ago

Description

Job Description

Job Description

The Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing is located in Durham, NC. This state-of-the-art facility established in 2004, manufactures our Company lifesaving vaccines in bulk and finished forms. Due to the importance of this facility in our Company Vaccine Manufacturing network, the facility has seen rapid growth in production volumes and new employees over the last several years; currently Durham employs 1,000+ people.

Durham's Technician, Operations will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing process through hands on production in fermentation and purification processes, as well as sterile assembly and supply. This position will support the vaccine drug substance site readiness, commissioning and qualification through licensure and ramp up to full production. This position will support all Operations areas. Off-shift and weekend coverage will be required based on business unit needs and specific assignments.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to;
  • Support operations production through start-up and commissioning and qualification through licensure and ramp up.
  • Working in conjunction with all appropriate personnel, performs manual and automated operations, general maintenance and support functions necessary for production.
  • Provides and/or authors all documentation and clerical functions necessary to allow proper accountability and traceability of product.
  • Maintains, inventories, and transports all required equipment, materials, supplies and products. Ensures shipment criteria and timely availability and delivery.
  • Performs general maintenance and assists or ability in troubleshooting of equipment independently.
  • Performs housekeeping in all work areas. Executes facility decontamination according to procedures. Maintains, cleans and prepares equipment used in production.
  • Performs sampling/in-process testing supporting the manufacturing and validation process for current process.
  • Provides timely delivery of sample and other materials as required to appropriate laboratories, coordinating with Quality and Logistics as required.
  • Attends and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required.
  • Self-motivated to maintain own training status and ability to train others.
  • Participate in document design activities working alongside operations team members to develop reliable, consistent manufacturing processes that meet cGMP requirements.


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • High School Diploma/GED or higher


Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum 1-year relevant work experience in GMP environment Or Degree in Biology, Chemistry or Life Science
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be willing and able to lift 50 lbs and work on elevated platforms
  • Must be willing to work 12-hour shifts, 7am-7pm
  • Must be willing to work a rotating 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on) which may include weekends


Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum Associates Degree in science or related field (or BioWorks Certificate)
  • Experience training others through hands-on training
  • Experience with on-the-floor cGMP manufacturing and familiarity with regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team


Travel: 0%

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Requisition ID:R259781

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70811391
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Merck
  • Position Title: Manufacturing Production Operation Technician
  • Job Function: Industrial Pharmacist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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