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Job Title: VBF Virus Technician  - MAN004398


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. 




The Technician, Operations, supports the manufacturing process through hands on cell culture, viral and purification activities as well as other production related activities.


  • Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager 
  • Aseptic practice and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) adherence 
  • Working in a team environment to accomplish departmental goals 
  • Ability to direct own work through leadership



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Working in conjunction with all appropriate personnel, performs manual and automated operations, general maintenance and support functions necessary for the production of vaccines. 
  • Serves on safety, quality and other committees as required.
  • Provides all documentation and clerical functions necessary to allow proper accountability and traceability of product. 
  • Maintains, inventories, and transports all required equipment, materials, supplies and products. Ensures shipment criteria and timely availability and delivery. 
  • Performs general maintenance and assists or ability in troubleshooting of equipment independently 
  • Performs housekeeping in all work areas. Executes facility decontamination according to approved procedures. 
  • Performs sampling/in-process testing supporting the manufacturing and validation process for current process as well as developmental work for new products/processes as required independently 
  • Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate while notifying appropriate personnel. 
  • Maintains, cleans and prepares equipment used in vaccine production. 
  • Schedules and performs environmental monitoring during processing and records results in the computerized database system. 
  • Provides timely delivery of sample and other materials as required to appropriate laboratories, coordinating with Quality and Logistics as required. 
  • Attends and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required. 
  • Self-motivated to maintain own training status and ability to train others



  • High School Diploma/GED or higher


  • Industry experience
  • Willing and able to perform aseptic gowning. 
  • Must be willing and able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing and able to be vaccinated/blood tested for titer for products manufactured within the facility if needed 
  • Must be willing to work 12 hour shifts, including evenings(7 PM - 7 AM) 
  • Must be willing to work a rotating 2-2-3 schedule (2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on) which may include weekends

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job Manuf./Operations Generic

Primary Location NA-US-NC-Durham-RTP

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 2

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