Operator, Sterile And Packaging Operations Level 2 Vacancy In Merck

Hiring Organization / Company: Merck
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

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Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

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.

All operations will be carried out in compliance with cGMP's, specific Manufacturing Process Descriptions, and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that the quality of our products and services is of the highest level. The Sterile and Packaging Operations Operator | Level 2 (SPO) performs all duties/functions of SPO Operator | Level 1. Under the direction of a supervisor, performs a wide variety of tasks and operations in GMP, aseptic and controlled environments that are required to support and execute production, which includes performing cleaning of equipment and facilities, operating washing and sterilization equipment, operating filling equipment, staging and loading components and bulks, operating inspection equipment, operating nitrogen tunnels for freezing, and completing associated batch record and logbook documentation. Performs cleaning, disinfection, process changeovers and housekeeping requirements as assigned in the areas and miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Completing LYO cabinet operations

  • Operating manual, automatic, and semi-automatic packaging equipment

  • Performs set-up, troubleshooting, and minor repairs of various equipment


  • Operates all equipment as specified for SPO Operator | Level 1

  • All equipment used for cleaning, upkeep, and operation of the manufacturing areas and equipment

  • Component and equipment washers, dry heat sterilization equipment, computer interfaces, and other tools and equipment associated with component and equipment preparation

  • Automatic and semi-automatic filling equipment, stoppering equipment and tray loaders, nitrogen freezing tunnels, computer interfaces and communications equipment, and other tools, machinery and material handling equipment associated with sterile formulation, filling and lyophilization

  • Sealing and capping machines, vacuum glow test equipment, inspection equipment, labeling, and material handling tools and other equipment associated with inspection

  • Housekeeping and cleaning equipment

  • Steam Sterilization Equipment | Thaw Baths | Lyophilization Cabinets

  • Inspection, labeling, packaging and material handling tools and equipment associated with packaging

Safety | Housekeeping | Sanitation

  • Performs line/process changeover procedures as well as general cleaning(weekly and quarterly) and disinfecting duties in the work areas

  • Proper cleaning and shipment of material to off-site vendor for refurbishment

  • Mopping, dusting, polishing, detailing, spraying, wiping and vacuuming areas such as floors, ceilings, walls, machinery, other surfaces, windows, and laminar flow hood curtains

  • Removal of trash from departmental areas by emptying wastebaskets, transportation of water materials to designated pick-up areas, proper tagging of waste.

  • Replacements of lights and light covers

  • Prepares, removes, and properly labels necessary cleaning solutions and cleaning equipment

  • Completes cleaning related logbooks and documentation

  • Performs disinfection of items entering the aseptic core, or as required in other areas

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Successful completion of SPO Operator | Level 2 Aptitude Test

Experience and Skills


  • Ability to instruct and train other employees and handle numerous complex details of the job

  • Remain focused on adhering to procedures and take instruction from management

  • Mathematical skills to perform in-process calculations | Dexterity

  • Must pass aseptic gowning test, and aseptic skills test where applicable

  • Knowledge of Quality Notification process, attends and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, Kaizen events, or any other operations, Lean Six Sigma, quality safety or environmental training/initiatives as required

  • Must pass annual sight screening exam where applicable

  • Ability to independently interact with computer interfaces, troubleshoot machinery and equipment

Special Job Features

  • Exposure to high and low temperatures

  • Extensive standing, lifting and bending with some heavy lifting

  • Use of hearing protection in areas of high noise levels

  • Some exposure to hot water and steam and chemical substances such as disinfectants, cleaning and neutralization chemicals, PBELC Level 3 and 4 compounds

  • Must adhere to PPE (i.e. RACAL air-purifying helmet) and gowning requirements at all times


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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:


1st - Day, 2nd - Evening, 3rd - Night

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

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Job Location Information:
City: West Point
State: Pa
Country: Us
Location: West Point, Pa

Date Posted: 2021-06-10
Job Listing No# : 44802

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