Environmental Monitoring Technician

Posted 15 Jul 2017

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 165168


A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

EMD Performance Materials, the North American high-tech materials brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, comprises a portfolio for applications in fields such as consumer electronics, lighting, coatings, printing technology, plastics, and cosmetics. Key products are: display materials, LED materials for lighting as well as OLED materials for lighting and displays, functional materials for solar panels and energy solutions, effect pigments as well as active ingredients and fillers for cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical products, effect pigments and functional materials for coatings, printing and plastics and high-purity specialty chemical materials for the electronics and semiconductor industry and is currently working on innovative materials for technologies that enable solar energy to be used efficiently and energy-saving LEDs and OLEDs to be developed.

Perform EM sampling and microbiology testing to support manufacture facility. This position will not have supervisory responsibilities.


The Technician will support or perform environmental monitoring and a wide variety of testing required to support process development and manufacturing under supervision.  Perform a wide variety of laboratory testing activities such as media growth promotion bioburden testing, endotoxin testing, execution of protocols, qualification and testing of biological indicators, identify and assess isolated colonies and ensure that SOPs are followed and data generated are accurate


Performs dynamic and non-operational environmental monitoring of the manufacturing facility.  Maintains equipment essential for environmental monitoring.

Ensures that environmental monitoring materials inventory follows the FIFO system and that all materials used for sampling are within manufacturer’s expiration

·      Responsible for personnel monitoring and gown qualifications.

Rotational training may include microbiological, biological and/or chemical evaluation of final product, intermediate products and raw materials, as well as, inspection and release of quarantined raw materials.

Comply with cGMP documentation

Comply with cGMP Practices and Regulations and regulation

Comply with Policies and Regulations

·      Comply with company health and safety regulations and procedures.

·      Perform other duties as instructed.



Education (minimum requirements):

Associates Degree in Scientific discipline or a minimum of 1 year experience 



 Knowledgeable in Lab environment with attention to SOP/GMP regulation

 Basic understanding of biological and chemistry assays.

Knowledge and Skills:

·      Proficiency in basic Lab techniques         

·      Intermediate skills in applicable computer programs

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

·       Excellent time management skills

·       Demonstrate a high level of initiative and motivation


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

Apply Now