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Job Title: Technician, Quality Assurance  - QUA006183


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, 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. 


• Perform Quality Assurance duties in support of the production of veterinary biological vaccines.
• Assist in maintaining company documents, product samples, or related information subject to review by the USDA.
• Perform various auditing functions, to include documentation audits and act as the Quality SME on project teams.
• This position should have a good understanding of production, QC processes as well as USDA compliance.
• The individual should be able to work independently with minimal supervision.


Education Minimum Requirement:

• Degree in related field OR 2 years relevant work experience

Required Experience and Skills:

• Ability to work successfully in a team oriented environment and coordinate multiple projects.
• Ability to effectively follow Standard Operating Procedures and other procedural guidelines.
• Strong computer skills with excellent communication and writing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of colleagues between multiple departments
• Ability to work independently and effectively with peers; display strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

• cGXP experience or training
• One to three years of experience in a quality or auditing related setting.
• Ability to successfully assume/complete additional responsibilities with little supervision.
• Ability to provide input on process related issues with a solid scientific foundation.


Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: 

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job Qual Assurance & Ops Generic

Primary Location NA-US-IA-Ames

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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