Senior Technician (Maintenance Mechanic)

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 direction of Maintenance Coach, sets up, adjusts, repairs, and maintains all Pharmaceutical process equipment. Performs calibrations and maintains industrial instrumentation standards. Carries out industrial maintenance functions in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and prepares technical documentation on as needed basis. Participates in the establishment and improvement of new and existing process equipment. Provides technical specifications and information to Research and Development, Process-Project Engineers, and other MMD requestors. Write installs, and tests measuring and nonmeasuring logic controller programming. Primary focus will involve maintaining process equipment by developing/performing PM's, developing/performing instrument calibrations, installing new equipment, completing validation protocols, documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS - SAP) and other duties as requested by the maintenance coach.

Equipment: All equipment (packaging, manufacturing, and utilities) used in the Pharmaceutical operation. Diagnostic, test, and comparison standards used in industrial and laboratory calibration programs. Machine shop equipment: lathe, drill press, grinder, a milling machine, gas and electric welder, and power cutting tools. Electric programming and diagnostic equipment. Precision calibrated equipment necessary for the complete maintenance of state-of-the-art pharmaceutical laboratory processes used in the manufacture and packaging of ethical drugs. Programmable logic controller & other computer interfaced controller equipment.

Education Minimum Requirement: High School diploma or Equivalent

Required Experience and Skills: 5 years of industrial maintenance experience or 2 year technical degree with 3 years of maintenance experience or equivalent. A primary knowledge in the industrial maintenance environment is required. Mechanical and electrical trouble shooting skills are essential and must possess these skills to be effective in this area without further skills training. Must be able to read electrical prints and P&ID control loops.

Preferred Experience and Skills: 2 year technical degree with 5 years of maintenance experience or equivalent. Mechanical and electrical trouble shooting skills are essential and must possess these skills to be effective in this area without further skills training.

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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