DE SOTO, KANSAS

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Careers with MMD
in De Soto, Kansas

Enhance the health and well-being of animals through the prevention of disease. Manufacture vaccine and biologic products for cattle, swine and fish to ensure a healthy food supply and a strong livelihood for farmers. Provide vaccine and biologic products for horses and dogs to improve the lives of people and their companions.

That’s all on the docket each day at the Merck Manufacturing Division in De Soto, Kansas, and you’re welcome to join us. Using a fully integrated process that includes superior manufacturing, quality control, sales and marketing and research and development of new products, we produce bacterial and cell culture-based antigens that are blended, filled and packaged here for our customers around the world.

Located within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, which includes the largest concentration of industry assets in the world, our facility features large-scale fermentation and cell-culture capabilities and high-speed filling and packaging lines to support the end-to-end manufacturing of vaccine and biologic products. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, grow and advance as a professional with one of the industry’s most respected brands.

Whether you specialize in process engineering, technical operations, quality control, marketing, maintenance/utility engineering, packaging or another vital area of biotech or animal health, bring your skills to the Merck Manufacturing Division in De Soto, Kansas, and let your abilities be felt on a global scale.

About De Soto, Kansas

Life moves at its own gentle pace in De Soto, Kansas, population 6,000. Yet this pleasant community is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, the second-fastest growing such region in the entire nation. We are situated in the popular Johnson County, and many city workers make the convenient, 40-minute commute from here to K.C. because of our enjoyable lifestyle, friendly neighborhood feel and good schools.

Nestled on the banks of the Kansas River, De Soto offers plenty of venues for outdoor recreation, including the recently developed Lexington Lake Park, as well as Miller Park, Riverfest Park, Kill Creek Streamway, Widow Big Knife and Wilderness Park. In addition to numerous shops and eateries, we enjoy Winesong at Riverfest each June, our annual De Soto Days Festival, a five-day celebration leading up to Labor Day, the Cookin’ on the Kaw barbeque contest taking place mid-fall, the Night on the Kaw country music festival and the traditional mayor’s Christmas tree lighting.

And if you want to explore additional attractions, check out the highlights of such major surrounding communities as Lawrence, Overland Park and Lenexa. Each offers the cultural resources, night life and shopping you would expect of larger urban areas.

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Featured jobs at Merck Manufacturing Division,
De Soto, Kansas

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RES002254-en_US Specialist, Bioprocess Technology Support De Soto, KS
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ENG004445-en_US Project Engineer De Soto, KS
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