Maintenance Mechanic - Production (3rd shift)

Merck USA - Wilson, NC4.1

Requisition ID: PRO018011

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

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.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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