Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

Quality Control Laboratory Technician, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Exciting opportunity to join an innovative and evolving Global Animal Health company

Be based at our Manufacturing site in Upper Hutt, NZ on a Full-Time Contract un til 31 October 2023

Be part of an energetic team of individuals committed to deliver quality in operations

Utilise your Microbiology experience to perform routine testing in a GMP environment

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.


Reporting to the QC Manager, you will perform and document tests within the assigned QC Laboratory, monitor assay performance, plan and co-ordinate own workload and contribute to ensuring the smooth running of the area to meet schedules for release of final and intermediate products.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to :

Test antigen and / or vaccine, to required standards, according to set schedules / timelines

Planning, conducting, reporting and interpreting routine laboratory assays in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Ensuring adequate stocks of reagents, test materials and equipment are available to perform tests on time.

Documenting all tasks in test records, worksheets or logbooks in accordance with Good Documentation Practice

Performing housekeeping tasks in accordance with SOPs and GLP.

Raise and perform investigations into non-compliant samples and products, including design and execution of Corrective and Preventative Actions.

Actively participate when required in continuous improvement activities and new product introductions within the laboratory.


To be successful in this role, you will have :

Hold a tertiary or equivalent qualification in a science discipline

Experience working as a Microbiology analyst for routine testing of vaccine products and raw materials

Experience in cGMP / GLP environment

Able to work autonomously as well as within a team

Be a proactive, quality focused individual with excellent attention to detail, have good communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Ability to learn quickly and retain knowledge to build on your experience


A state-of-the-art facility that delivers solution to its customers world-wide

Highly engaging team that aims to innovate the future

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

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity.

You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time.

Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us and start making your impact today.

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 for the common good.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Current Employees apply

Current Contingent Workers apply

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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 :

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Relocation : No relocation

VISA Sponsorship :

Travel Requirements :

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements :

Shift : 1st - Day

1st - Day

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