Job Description

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 Materials Handler/Warehouse role is a support position in the manufacturing process and works under minimal supervision.  At all times, the selected candidate must follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and adhere to all safety and company policies.  This performs in-process inventory control, warehouse management, distribution and shipping & receiving functions. 

Some of the duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrates, at all times, safe work habits and maintains a safe work environment.  Appreciates and complies with all safety and company policies and procedures.

  • Deliver parts and material to the production floor in a timely manner.
    Follow a route for collecting and dropping off materials throughout the shop.

  • Continuously restock consumable material to the production floor.

  • Remove nonconforming material from stock, place in quarantine and notify Quality Inspector of non-conformance.

  • Verify materials on Bills of Material (BOM).

  • Kit parts according to BOM requirements on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis and record traceability.

  • Issue parts in SAP via Inventory Transaction Entry.

  • Update Shortage Reports.

  • Receive material in SAP via Inventory Transaction Entry.

  • Coordinate with purchasing and/or quality on receivables that are inaccurate or nonconforming according to Purchase Order requirements.

  • Performs data entry functions in SAP to execute the shipping process.

  • Operates forklift or powered lift to load onto freight truck.

This position requires varying environmental conditions, such as: indoor/outdoor work, varying temperatures along with secondary gowning, entering coolers and freezers. Majority of time is spent standing, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting and working at or above shoulder height.

Required education:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Some College Preferred not required

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Must have 1+ years Materials/Warehouse experience.

  • Must meet the physical requirements and be able to obtain Powered Industrial Vehicle (PIV) certification.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis, using proper lifting techniques.

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, stand and/or sit for extended periods.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel).

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral and ability to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Must be able to work flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the manufacturing process.

  • Must be flexible to work in all areas of manufacturing as needed to meet production demands.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Experience in material handling in a manufacturing facility preferred.

  • Familiarity with SAP preferred

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Knowledge and experience with lean and continuous improvement philosophies and methodologies preferred.

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.





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Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

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1st - Day

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Requisition ID:R89878


Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

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