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Merck & Co, Inc


Construction and Facilities



Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

We aim to create workplace experiences that enable our people to be inspired to invent. Inside our organization, we provide workplace solutions that enable our people to do their very best work in safety. Outside our organization we ensure we protect the people around us, communities and the environment.

Position Description:

Provide Electrical Maintenance support to facilities & utilities for Rahway, New Jersey pharmaceutical research campus and future headquarters for our Company. Support day-to-day preventative and corrective maintenance for assigned area(s) and may include technical input to electrical systems or mechanical utilities including HVAC, steam, water and/or other utilities.

Experienced Industrial Electrician with working knowledge of mechanical operations and able to maintain, install, repair, and troubleshoot plant equipment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems within electrical systems, identify root causes and propose and implement solutions.

  • Familiar with Medium Voltage (4160V) electrical systems and switchgear.

  • Skilled in maintaining and repairing 480V electrical systems and switchgear.

  • Knowledge of state and local electrical codes.

  • Familiar with Medium Voltage (4160V) electrical systems and switchgear.

  • Layout, assemble, install, alter, modify, repair, and test electrical systems and components.

  • PLC programming and troubleshooting experience.

  • Outstanding communication and team-orientation skills.

  • Read and understand electrical schematics.

  • Fabricate supports, mounts, and braces for conduit, instruments, and electrical enclosures.

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a safe, efficient, and clean operating condition.

  • This position requires interactions with internal customers and external service providers. As well as supports and contributes to maintenance planning process.

  • Assist in performing other duties, including work of other trades as required.

  • Uses all tools and equipment necessary to make installations and repairs diagnose and remedy mechanical problems quickly.

  • Ensures compliance requirements, e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), safety, environmental, goals are achieved.

  • Supports a Target Zero Safety culture.

  • Completes training requirements as defined in training plan. Provides complete written documentation of work including work orders, PM's, etc.) and maintains cGMP records related to maintenance and repairs.

  • Document Maintenance activities using SAP Plant Maintenance system.

  • Utilize electronic technologies; electronic work order systems, e-training, and email.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent, Vocation or technical school certification.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Electrical License required.

  • 4 years apprenticeship or 8 years of experience as an industrial licensed electrician with increasing levels of responsibility. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team is a must. Applicants must be familiar with all phases of industrial maintenance.




Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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.

Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:


1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

Requisition ID:R227378