Operations Technician – 1st shift

Merck Cherokee

Elkhorn, NE


Job Description

“$2,500 Sign On Bonus available for New External Hires. The sign on bonus will be paid within your first regularly scheduled paycheck.”

We are seeking Growth and Improvement minded Laboratory Operations Technicians that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs

  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)

  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape

  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world

  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

Summary, Focus and Purpose

We have multiple Operations Technician positions available at our 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, blending, filling and packaging.

The Operations Technicians are accountable for critical laboratory procedures and duties in the production of veterinary products. Technicians work with a variety of technical equipment while completing duties involved in blending, filling vials or packaging finished products for distribution. At all times technicians must follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and adhere to all safety and company policies while performing assigned duties

The hiring team will evaluate your skills to determine where you can make the greatest positive impact as a Technician. Whether you have a diploma, degree, or in between, we will likely have something that fits you.

Our current openings are for the following shifts:

  • Monday – Friday, 1st shift

Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills

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 skills.

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Math aptitude

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to lift 50lbs on an intermittent basis

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good documentation practices

  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Three (3)+ years of applicable work experience

  • Working knowledge of cGMP and inventory control concepts

  • Understanding of aseptic techniques and procedures

  • College degree in a relevant scientific field (biology / chemistry, life science)

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07/13/2024

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