Primary Production Technician Job

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: Milton Keynes, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: PRO019351

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. 

Our Milton Keynes facility is part of the global our Manufacturing Division Animal Health network and is a key contributor to the manufacturing of animal health products. 

We currently have a Technician opportunity within our Animal Health Production area. 

These roles are within our Non Spore Bearing Bacteria (NSBB) team. NSBB produces antigens derived from large scale anaerobic fermentations. After concentration and purification, antigens are blended as the active ingredient in our pig, cattle, sheep or chicken vaccines.

The successful candidates will be expected to: 
  • Perform Direct and Indirect activities associated with the manufacture of antigen per the Production Schedule and in accordance with local Regulatory and GMP requirements
  • Prepare, use and maintain a variety of mechanical or laboratory equipment- isolators, vessels, filtration equipment
  • Follow standard operating procedures and ensure Good Documentation Practices
  • Participate in Site Tier Process
  • Apply MPS tools and methodology to lead and support investigations and CAPA implementation
  • Participate in company sponsored training and events
  • Model Safe by Choice and Inclusive Behaviors


We would expect successful candidates to possess the following:

  • Ideally have a degree in a Science subject or minimum A levels (or equivalent) in Science based subjects.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow approved documentation practices
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Basic computer skills (Word/Outlook/Excel)
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of cGMP (strongly preferred).
  • Understanding of aseptic techniques and procedures.
  • Experience in large scale bacterial antigen processing.
  • Working knowledge of fermentation and fermentation vessels
  • Experience using SAP®

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD 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 MSD. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job: Production / Maintenance
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: MSD

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