Lead Production Technician

Job Description

Position Description - Lead Production Technician

  • Ensures quality product by knowing and maintaining company and Departmental standards and procedures.
  • Perform sterile operations according to Standard Production Processes (SPPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), documentation practices must be performed in a concurrent, legible and consistent basis
  • Prepare cell and viral cultures within flasks, roller bottles in large quantities (1000+ cultures per day), this process is labor intensive and requires ability to push and pull large tanks, open and close large amount of roller bottles, lift trash bags and move large racks up to 20+ times a day.
  • Sanitization or sterilization of designated areas and equipment, requiring work with cleaners and attention to small details while cleaning
  • Troubleshoot and perform adjustments of equipment as required.
  • Ensure all assigned equipment and components are staged for assigned operation.
  • Maintain documentation and other duties as assigned. Sterile processes are performed in small labs with up to three other technicians at the same time.
  • Technicians will be required to wear full aseptic gown including hood, suite, boots, gloves, mask and googles. Some operations will be performed wearing a respirator which can reduce visibility.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, be able to also complete assigned tasks independently, be reliable and on time.

This position is for M-F 7am-3:30pm

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education Requirement:
  • Associates degree or higher in a Science or Engineering discipline.

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum 2 years Manufacturing experience
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to follow/comply with Manufacturing Directions, Standard Operating Procedures, Company/Corporate/Regulatory Policies.
  • A good understanding of aseptic processes used in manufacturing.
  • Ability to demonstrate basic skills in effective time management to meet given deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with team members and show initiative to support others on the team when needed.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel.


Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to be 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.





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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.


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Employee Status:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:
Not Specified

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Requisition ID:R123092