Elect & Instr Tech - First Shift

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: December 09, 2016
  • Reference ID: USW001609
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, and vaccines, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager, I/E Electronic & Instrumentation Technician will utilize strong knowledge of precision measurement science (Metrology), mathematics, physics, and electronics to test, calibrate, troubleshoot, maintain and repair instrumentation/controls.
  • All duties must be performed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within GXP-regulated and non-GXP facilities.
  • The incumbent will execute daily work assignments and ensure timely completion of all scheduled and unscheduled events for instrumentation systems controls, and analytical laboratory instruments.
  • The individual in this role will collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data obtained during scheduled calibration and/or unscheduled work requests.
  • This position will work in conjunction with Facilities, Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, and Quality Control Laboratory Departments to help the company and all of its personnel to reach their goals in providing a safe, clean, and efficient environment.

Electronic & Instrument Technicians are part of the I/E Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or "system imposed" limits. Based on business needs, I/E Technicians will perform maintenance activities including crossing between job groupings where skills are common.
  • Portions of job requires working with voltages up to 600V under the guidance of NFPA-70E.
  • Strong knowledge of instrumentation, PLC's and electronic and pneumatic loop control systems within the following disciplines: Analytical, Conductivity, DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic, Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed and Weight.

Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:
  • Perform routine calibration of instrumentation.
  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, design, installation, and configuration of equipment, instrumentation and control systems:
    • Identify and correct measurement errors
    • Replace instrumentation and controls as needed
    • Maintain configuration management to ensure compliance of the system
    • Redline drawings, engineering documentation and other technical specifications.
    • As necessary, provide input and support for the design, installation, and upgrade of instrumentation and control systems.
    • Execute assignments to support Metrology, Facilities, and/or Engineering Projects.
    • Identify "Out of Tolerance" conditions and perform corrective actions to return the device to within specification. Participate with investigating and documenting the potential impact that the "Out of Tolerance" condition may have had on the instrumentation and process.
    • Develop and/or revise calibration procedures and job plans while looking for ways to improve how calibrations and troubleshooting is performed in an attempt to make those practices more efficient.
    • Provide support and training to peers to improve their abilities and increase their technical knowledge.
    • Maintain instruments, standards and tools. Perform equipment inspection prior to and upon return from vender certification and review associated documentation.
  • Attend and actively participates in initiatives to support the business.
  • Prepares and assists technicians, managers and planner/schedulers in preparing labor and material estimates.
  • Assists supervision with the assigning, scheduling and prioritization of work orders requests using maintenance management systems.
  • Makes recommendations and prepares orders for spare parts, additional stock rooms items, tools, etc.
  • Consults with supervision and other mechanics on problem resolution/troubleshooting. Keeps supervision informed of problem issues.
Shift- Position is 1st shift Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

NOTE: This is a Union-represented position



High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
Graduate of an Electronic & Instrumentation course (2 years minimum), from a recognized technical institute with subjects covering electronic and instrument control systems, and component maintenance. OR Completion of a formal 5-year Instrument Technician apprentice program, including work on electronic and instrument control systems, and component maintenance. OREquivalent Military training


Instrumentation Technical Training Certificate ( ISA-CCST) or equivalent
Trained in Electrical Safety NFPA-70E (144 hours of formal instruction on electrical safety, electrical system, electronics)

Required Experience:

•Minimum of (4) years full time experience (8,000 hours) industrial or military experience as an Instrument Technician with broad spectrum of calibration and process control experience involving but not limited to Analytical, Conductivity, DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic, Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed and Weight Must possess good organizational, communication and time management skills, with a strong attention to detail, be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures, Calibration Procedures, and work instructions
•Must be self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team with strict adherence to all Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures
•Candidate must have a good comprehension and work experience using calibration principles
•Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office

Preferred Experience:

•GMP experience working within a Biopharmaceutical Facility or equivalent experience in a regulated industry.
•Experience working within a Computerized Maintenance Management System or a Computerized Calibration Management System.

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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