Operator, Packaging – 3rd Shift

May 13, 2024

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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.
The Wilson facility, located at… the intersection of I-95 and US 264 Alternate, is a 500,000 square foot solid dosage / packaging site on 225 acres. The facility has been in operation since 1983, and was recently selected as our Company Packaging Center of Excellence for North America.
Wilson, NC is conveniently located approximately 2 hours from NC beaches and 45 minutes from the state capitol, Raleigh, NC. Wilson is home to Vollis Simpson’s Windmill Farm, the only North Carolina Baseball Museum and the Wilson Botanical Gardens.
Join us and experience our culture first-hand – one of strong ethics and integrity, diversified experiences and a passion for improving human health. Consistently cited as a great place to work, our Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs.
Primary Activities include, but are not limited to:
? Carry out our Manufacturing Division site mission by assuring finished goods and services are of the highest quality, optimal cost, and delivered on schedule.
? Function in a team-based Employee Involvement culture focusing on continuous improvement of Wilson Operations.
? Operate packaging equipment to routinely achieve production standards while following GMPs and SOPs.
? Perform scrupulous cleaning and inspection of equipment between production batches.
? Set up and adjust equipment.
? Examine products to detect defects, product damage, or other visual quality problems.
? Verify accuracy of critical information and complete required documentation for product run.
? Identify equipment malfunctions and repair needs; convey appropriately for timely resolution.
? Accurately maintains detailed records of equipment cleaning, set-up, and challenge documentation.
? Contributes to effectiveness of operations and implementation of viable improvements.
? Maintains work area in constant state of compliance with respect to proper housekeeping, material segregation, and personal gowning including required protective equipment.

? Conducts all packaging operations in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Divisional policies and guidelines.
? Identifies quality issues, establishes root cause through minor troubleshooting and actively supports appropriate corrective actions.
? Notifies appropriate parties of quality deviations and assists in all investigations and corrective actions.
? Performs routine line clearance activities thoroughly to prevent cross-contamination of products.

? Conforms to established safety procedures in accordance with OSHA and other regulatory agencies.
? Recognizes and utilizes safety equipment as needed. Actively takes accountability for personal safety as well as the safety of others.
? Identifies, reports, and documents unsafe conditions, participates in the investigation of accidents/injuries and corrective measures.

? Operates packaging equipment within qualified parameters.
? Performs and documents equipment challenges per current procedures.
? Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot equipment for product jams and component problems. Identifies equipment problems to assist the mechanics with corrective repairs.

? Responsible for achieving packaging Profit Plan standards; maintain production schedule to complete monthly orders.
? Contribute to achieving all departmental financial goals by understanding and controlling labor tracking, component usage and material waste.

Team/Individual Performance:
? Actively participates in a team-based culture through participation in team meetings and continuous improvement activities.
? Demonstrates a high degree maturity and personal integrity.
? Strictly adheres to all site policies on personal conduct and attendance.
? Partners with peers and other employees at various levels throughout the organization.
? Demonstrates positive influence and conflict-resolution ability.
? Demonstrates a willingness to provide and receive constructive feedback in 360° performance review.

Education Minimum Requirement:
? H.S. Diploma or equivalent.

Required Experience and Skills:
? Demonstrated familiarity with PCs.
? Ability to interact in a team setting, positively adapt to change, and effectively resolve conflict.
? Good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
? AAS degree or higher in a Business, Science, or Technology-based field.
? Three or more years of experience in a manufacturing facility (GMP environment strongly preferred).
? Demonstrated leadership ability, peer training experience, and/or productivity improvement activities strongly preferred. SAP experience preferred.
? Ability to work 3rd shift Sunday night through Thursday night and overtime weekends when required.

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.a
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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U.S. Hybrid Work Model
Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.
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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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:
Not Applicable
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Job Posting End Date:05/16/2024
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Requisition ID:R293780

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