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.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:
Operates automated and non-automated packaging equipment according to Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
Prepares packaging equipment for production according Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
First responder to challenges with packaging equipment
Performs equipment set-up and dial on packaging equipment including but not limited to: product flow alignment, container size change adjustment, selection of correct qualified recipe parameters, set-up of qualified vision/inspection systems and verification of proper functionality of detection/rejection systems
Ensure all tasks are completed in a safe manner
Partners with maintenance personnel to reduce overall line downtime, and develop a deeper operational knowledge of equipment
Operates automated and non-automated packaging equipment according to Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices:
Load packaging material into process flow
Move packaging material to different locations on the packaging line
Inspect material rejected from equipment for defects prior to repackaging
Waste material which cannot be repackaged
Utilizing Tracksys data, trend and escalate equipment performance issues to maintenance and reliability teams as appropriate.
Document activities within applicable batch documentation
Prepares and maintains packaging equipment for production according toStandard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices:
Clear/Clean packaging equipment
Inspect packaging equipment post cleaning
Setup and Adjust the equipment
Use appropriate tools
Ensure proper alignment
Ensure proper clearances
Partners with maintenance personnel to assist with non-routine equipment repairs, including helping with repairs under guidance of maintenance, initiating work orders and retrieving parts from the stockroom as required.
Provides occasional assistance to maintenance personnel that are executing PMs in order to develop a better operational understanding of the equipment functionality
First responder to challenges with packaging equipment:
Determine if the challenge is due to the equipment or the component being run on the equipment
Gather/Document key information at time of the challenge to aide in current and if necessary, future trouble shooting activities
Make minor equipment adjustments as needed to return the equipment to a functional state
Document activities using the computerized maintenance management system
Use technical manuals for troubleshooting/verification of proper set-up and functionality
Leverage vendor training when troubleshooting
Escalate to Maintenance when the challenge/issue has not been resolved within the expected time frame or requires modification of control systems, electrical troubleshooting, advanced troubleshooting or significant equipment failure has occurred.
Ensure all tasks are completed in a safe manner:
Follow established safety standards while following Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
Actively take accountability for personal safety as well as the safety of others.
Identify, report, and document unsafe conditions
Recognize and utilize safety equipment when needed
Education Minimum Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years maintenance experience with a focus in industrial, pharmaceutical, food industry, and/or laboratory equipment OR An applicable Associates Degree.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Ability to read controller logic and electrical diagrams.
Experience with lock-out-tag-out (LOTO)
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 …
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.
We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.
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