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Merck & Co. Inc.

Tech, Operations (M-F 2nd shift)



Full Time

On Site


Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States

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.

Our company 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 our company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our company’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing Division 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 Downstream Processing Tech position is available at our company's 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. Operation of assigned Filling and Freeze Drying of Finished Product and diluents in careful compliance with established operating procedures.

This position will perform the following duties:

  • Operates filling machines, capping machines, freeze dryers, autoclave, dry heat oven, in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Ensures quality products by knowing and maintaining company and departmental standards and procedures.

  • Troubleshoots and performs adjustments of equipment as required.

  • Responsible for setting up of Freeze dryer operation as required by the production schedule.

  • Ensure all assigned equipment and components are staged for the assigned operation.

  • Performs machine change over's as required by the production schedule.

  • Maintaining documentation and other duties as assigned

Performs other hybrid duties within the downstream process team as designated by shift leader or supervisor which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Automated packaging, cleaning/steaming of stainless steel blending vessels, and inventory control.

  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed

  • This is a 2nd shift Monday - Friday position daily hours are 1430 – 2300 (2:30pm – 11:00pm).

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to operate manufacturing equipment.

  • Strong attention to detail and documentation skills are required

  • General knowledge of reading, mathematics, using both U.S. customary and metric systems, and computer skills is required.

  • Ability to communicate and work in cooperation with other employees in a manufacturing environment.

  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Two years of relevant manufacturing experience and a basic understanding of electromechanical systems, manufacturing procedures, techniques, and equipment.

  • Working knowledge of mechanics and the ability to troubleshoot line equipment preferred.

  • Working knowledge of cGMP and inventory control concepts is strongly preferred.

  • An understanding of aseptic techniques and procedures is preferred.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed 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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R133963