I/E Instrument Technician - First Shift

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: USW001623
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and 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 an individual 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 Supervisor and direction of the
maintenance team leader, assembles, installs, tests, cleans, maintains and
troubleshoots plant instrumentation and electronic systems such as
controllers, recorders, indicators, plant and laboratory analyzers, electronic
controls, public address and video systems and weighing systems, such as
electronic and mechanical scales and load cells. Instrument technicians will
perform maintenance on any equipment or facilities which their skills
support in a compliant quality manner.

Instrument Technicians are part of the FE Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or "system imposed" limits.
Based on business needs FE Technicians will perform maintenance activities including crossing between job groupings where skills are common. Work assignments, buildings, and equipment are not exclusive to any craft, job grouping, or employee. Position may include some responsibility for maintaining significant business systems (eg. Maximo data, planning, procurement, and scheduling) including the authority to assign, coordinate, and maintain work for others.

•Assembles, installs, troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation and
•control systems on:
A variety of electronic control systems, their components and
assorted instrumentation (vacuum tube and solid state type equipment)
A variety of mechanical and pneumatic instrument control systems and components..
A variety of weighing systems, such as electronic and
mechanical scales and load cells..
Periodically cleans, adjusts, calibrates, inspects and lubricates instruments and electronic systems
Alters existing instrumentation and electronic control systems to meet changes in product requirements or other factors affecting operation of system
• Installs, maintains and tests public address systems, various video
equipment and various alarm systems
• Consults with or instructs others in the operation and maintenance of
assigned equipment, to ensure that the equipment is utilized properly and efficiently..
•Applies technical expertise to other related crafts as required to resolve
operational problems..
•Keeps area neat and clean
•Attend and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required..
Prepares and assists technicians, supervisors and planners in preparing
labor and material estimates..
•Assists supervision with the assigning, scheduling and prioritization of work order requests using maintenance management systems..
•Makes recommendations and prepares orders for spare parts, additional stock room items, tools, etc.
•Consults with Supervision and other mechanics on problem
resolution/troubleshooting. Keeps Supervision informed of problem issues

Education Minimum Requirement:

High School diploma or equivalent with courses in Algebra and Trigonometry.
Graduate of an instrumentation course from a recognized trade school or technical institute with subjects covering both mechanical and electronic instrument control systems and component maintenance (2 years minimum)
Completion of a formal 5-year instrument technician apprentice program, including work on both mechanical and electronic instrument control systems and component maintenance.

Required Experience and Skills:

A minimum of four years full time experience (8,000 hours) as a journeyman instrument technician with broad spectrum of experience involving pneumatic, mechanical and electronic repairs or, the completion of five years of on-the-job training as part of a formal instrument technician apprentice program
Ability to read schematics and drawings Ability to analyze electronic and instrumentation problems and take appropriate corrective action.

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. Our Company'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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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