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Merck & Co. Inc.

Laboratory Tech - Level 1



Full Time

On Site


West Point, Pennsylvania, 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.

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor, Senior Supervisor, Area Head or Laboratory Manager, consult with supervision concerning the planning of and perform testing on raw materials, culture media, production intermediates, manufactured bulks, finished products and/or other samples in compliance with written procedures. Testing may be performed in one or more of the following scientific disciplines: Microbiology, Biochemistry, and/or Virology.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Read, record, review and calculate test results and may be required to assist in the approval/validation of test data generated according to written procedures.

  • Participate in performing investigational testing as needed and directed by supervision for product evaluation and assist supervision in conducting and authoring atypical investigations.

  • Assist in the revision/implementation of control procedures and standard operating procedures within the department and assist in training and orientation of other Laboratory Technicians.

  • In compliance with operating practices, company policies, government regulations and current Good Manufacturing Practices, assures that the quality of our products and services are of highest priority and meet all associated safety and compliance requirements.

  • Responsible for performing assay specific procedures associated in one or more scientific functional disciplines for products requiring testing from our Manufacturing Division, our Research and Development Division, etc.

  • Maintain complete records of all testing conducted and record test observations. Using approved statistical methods,reads, records, and reviews and calculates test results and may be required to assist in the approval/validation of test data generated according to written procedures and notifies supervision of potential atypical testing results.

  • Participates in performing investigational testing as needed and directed by supervision for product evaluation and assist supervision in conducting and authoring atypical investigations.

  • Assist in the revision/implementation of control procedures and standard operating procedures within the department and assists in training and orientation of other Laboratory Technicians.

  • Assist supervision in the planning of daily work schedules and maintain laboratory documentation according to departmental policies and procedures.

  • Maintain necessary stock of equipment, glassware, supplies, etc. and notifies supervision when inventories are low.

  • Perform computer analysis and enters test data into appropriate system. (i.e. LIMS, Excel).

  • Participate in regulatory activities and may be responsible for assisting in or leading internal compliance initiatives (i.e. External and Divisional Audits, Shop Floor Activities).

  • Assist area supervision in the orientation and training of other departmental technicians as part of process specific training and maintains a clean, safe, and orderly work area while adhering to all departmental, safety and regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Attend and actively participate in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, kaizen events, or any other operations, Lean Six-

  • Sigma, Quality, Safety or Environmental training/initiatives as required.

Please note, this is an evening shift union position

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or related discipline

  • Eight (8) courses of biological science course work to include, but not limited to, General Biology, Microbiology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Parasitology, Physiology, Mycology or Molecular Biology. A minimum of two (2) laboratory courses is required.

  • Four (4) courses of chemistry including General Chemistry with laboratory, Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry.

  • Two (2) courses of college level mathematics.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • The incumbent must satisfactorily complete any prescribed skills assessment evaluation and/or specific qualification training and must have a minimum of one year working knowledge in aseptic technique.

  • Prior experience with aseptic techniques and small volume liquid handling.

  • Lift and move various items weighing up to 45 pounds

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of one year prior work experience with analytical laboratory method

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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Requisition ID:R131477