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Lead Tech, Maintenance - 1st shift

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Location: De Soto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a "Safety First, Quality Always" mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.


Our company 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 our company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our companies success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our company 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.

* Current opening is for 1st shift (07:00 - 15:30)

Under the direction of Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Technician sets up, adjusts, repairs, and maintains bio-tech processing and utility support equipment. Carries out industrial maintenance functions in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and prepares technical documentation. Participates in the establishment and improvement of new and existing process/utility equipment. The Primary focus will involve maintaining process/utility equipment by developing/performing Product Management Systems (PM's), documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) - Systems Applications and Products (SAP) and other duties as requested by the Maintenance Manager.

The position also requires a rotating night/weekend on-call emergency coverage rotation required 1 week approximately every 2 months where the technician is accountable to respond to equipment operation alarms during unmanned hours.


* Utility Equipment: steam boilers, chillers, air handlers, air compressors, Deionized Water , ect.

* Process Equipment: fermenters, process tanks, centrifuges, autoclaves, Clean In Place (CIP) systems, microfluidizers, ect.

* Packaging Equipment: injection filler, unscramble, capper, labeler, tray packer, etc.

* Machine shop equipment: drill press, grinder, gas, and electric welder, power cutting tools, etc.



* High School diploma or Equivalent with trade school, certifications, or college-level courses related to construction/maintenance trades (preferred).

Required Qualifications and Skills:

* Seven (7) years of industrial maintenance experience or two (2) year technical degree with five (5) years of maintenance experience or equivalent.

* A primary knowledge in the industrial maintenance environment.

* Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills are essential and must possess these skills to be effective in this area without further skills training.

* Ability to read electrical prints and Piping and Instrumentation Drawing (P&ID) control loops.

* Demonstrated ability to maintain a strong safety culture within daily activities.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

* Maintenance experience within the Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical industry preferred.

* Knowledge of generator maintenance preferred.

* Experience with boiler operation, maintenance, and chemical level testing.

* Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and refrigerant experience.

* Welding skills.

* Proficient working with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook; SAP knowledge preferred.

* Experience with Building Management Software (preferably Siemens Insight).

* Ability to use HMI (Human Machine Interface) & Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for troubleshooting and repair.

Your role at our company 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 our company, we're inventing for life.

Our company is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

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