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Merck & Co, Inc


Construction and Facilities



West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

Summary, Focus and Purpose

Under the supervision of the Maintenance and Utilities Supervisor and direction of the maintenance Team Leader, the Electricians assemble, install, tests, and maintain electrical equipment. Electricians will conduct maintenance on any equipment or facilities which their skills support in a compliant quality manner. Electricians are part of the I/E Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or “system imposed” limits.

Based on business needs, I/E Technicians will complete 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 (e.g., CMMS data, planning, procurement, and scheduling) including the authority to assign, coordinate, and maintain work for others.

Equipment | Machinery

  • General tools common to the electrical trade, such as small hand tools, pipe cutting, threading and bending tools, pole line tools, soldering equipment and testing apparatus | Person lifts or the operation of a bucket truck

Key Functions

  • Working from drawings, blueprints, schematics, CMMS driven work orders, or other instruction | Reference manufacturer’s equipment manuals

  • Assembles, installs, disconnects, and tests electrical equipment, motors, generators, control equipment and electronic components

  • Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs conduit (EMT, IMC, Rigid, PVC coated, Aluminum, PVC, Flex Conduit, etc.) to various outlets, equipment and panels

  • Installs, maintains, tests, and repairs: lights, lighting controls, alarms, public address, power distribution systems and data processing systems, etc.

  • Performs any kind of necessary electrical construction work

  • Troubleshoots, locates and remedies trouble on any circuit by conducting electrical testing procedures | Completes load surveys and necessary test | Takes appropriate corrective actions

  • Maintains and services all electrical equipment

  • May work on energized, equipment (when necessary) using OSHA approved safety equipment and guidelines

  • Works with voltage and current of any level, AC or DC

  • Completes all work with guidelines of Company and NEC

  • Develops and performs on job modifications of electrical equipment

  • Estimate and layout jobs and list bill of materials for job, order

  • Attend and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, Kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives

  • 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

  • Write, execute, and complete safety permits

  • Annual field verification for EL qualifications


  • Required | High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) and Graduation from a recognized/accredited electrician trade school, community college, or equivalent programs with at least 576 classroom hours or Completion of a formal electrician apprentice program that is approved by the United States Department of Labor or equivalent or Verified Military training equivalent to a recognized/accredited trade school program or journeyman apprenticeship program

  • Preferred | Course(s) in electronics

Experience | Skills | Knowledge


  • Three years of recent full-time experience in the last seven years as an electrician with heavy industrial applications, verified or Completion of four years of on-the-job part training as part of a formal electrician apprentice program or Three years recent (within the last seven years) full-time military experience as an electrician

  • Read blueprints, drawings, schematics, line diagrams, etc.

    Analyze electrical maintenance problems, troubleshoot, and take appropriate corrective measure


  • Extensive experience with automatic and automated packaging equipment in the drug or food processing industries

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals 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., Rahway, 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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Requisition ID:R226756