Mech. Techn.-Millwright - First Shift

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, installs, aligns, and repairs various types of machinery Performs rigging, welding, and fabrication Make modifications using necessary materials, Millwrights will perform maintenance on any equipment or facilities which their skills support in a compliant quality manner. Millwrights are part of the Mechanical Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or "system imposed" limits. Based on business needs Mechanical 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, ox employee Position may include some responsibility for maintaining significant business systems (e g Maximo data, planning, procurement, and scheduling) including the authority to assign, coordinate, and maintain work for others.

•Performs preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs on utility equipment, including waste heat and co-generation equipment; production equipment; research equipment; printing equipment; warehousing equipment including automatic guided vehicles.
•Dismantles, lays-out, moves and installs various types of machines, equipment, and vessels
•Repairs equipment by installing bushings, sprockets, bearings, adjustable belts, packing glands, seals, and gaskets. Analyzes problems and takes appropriate corrective action(s).
•Repairs broken parts by welding, brazing, cutting, or spot welding Fabricates new parts for machinery, and equipment using gas, held-arc, and electric welding equipment. Uses plasma cutting equipment Works with brass, cast iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastics, and synthetic material.
•Operates equipment necessary to core drill or bore masonry and concrete Installs anchors and fasteners, when necessary.
•Constructs rigging necessary to move equipment. Also constructs rigging for other crafts.
•Tests equipment for pressure leaks Also inspects sealing components, 0-rings, seals, gaskets, and machine faces.
•Installs grout, shims, etc. necessary to set and / or level equipment.
•Lubricates new equipment or existing equipment upon repair and assembly.
•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:

Necessary: High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)

Completion of a formal millwright apprentice program that is approved by the United States Department of Labor or equivalent.
Graduate of a recognized millwright trade school with subjects that include blueprint reading, welding, brazing and the use of various types of instruments and tools to repair and align machines and equipment.

Required Experience and Skills:

Three years of recent full time experience as a journeyman millwright. Experience must include repairing a broad range of industrial machinery and equipment. Experience must also include brazing and welding (gas, hell-arc, and electrical).
The completion of four years of on-the-job training as part of a formal millwright apprentice program.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Broad experience as a machinist, welder, including Industrial Mechanical experience in the food and pharmaceutical industry.
Ability to read blueprints, drawings and technical manuals and based on them performs necessary operations for the installation of equipment.

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

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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