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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Technician, Maintenance HVAC/R

Construction and Facilities



Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

The HVAC & R Senior Technician will provide maintenance supporting vaccine process equipment operations. Takes appropriate action to correct Plant Engineering maintenance problems. Responsible for supporting our Company Manufacturing Division site mission by assuring quality of products and services are of the highest quality, optimal cost, and delivered on schedule. Responsible for supporting departmental vision that will provide for continuous improvement in all aspects of the operation. Must be able to function in a team-based empowered culture. Seeks ideas and information on how to improve customer service involving internal and external customers. Applies knowledge of the overall supply chain to efficiently complete work tasks.

HVAC Skills Concentration

A primary knowledge in the industrial HVAC & R environment is required, specifically industrial refrigeration systems which includes DX systems, chillers, cascade refrigeration, freezers and cold boxes. HVAC & R troubleshooting skills are essential and the applicant must have experience with GMP areas, room pressurization and dehumidification systems. Must be able to read electrical prints, P&ID's and understand P&ID control loops. Extensive industrial experience involving utility systems with a strong knowledge of HVAC, steam, potable water is necessary. Knowledge of Siemens "APOGEE/Desigo" BAS is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow instructions for completion of job tasks.

  • Repairs and maintains all vaccine process support equipment to include air handlers, hot water skids, refrigerators, freezers, ultra low freezers, incubators, etc.

  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and prepares inspection reports concerning operation of equipment and mechanical condition of equipment.

  • Provide technical training to other site personnel.

  • Compliance with current good manufacturing procedures(cGMP), safety and environmental requirements/regulations/guidelines.

  • Effective communication both written and verbal.

  • Ensure maintenance records (i.e., Work Orders, PMs and Calibrations) are maintained and completed on-time.

  • Maintain and operate the waste and chemical treatment processes.

  • Position requires aseptic gowning during performance of job duties.

  • Required to support an on-call schedule to include days, nights and weekends on a rotational basis with other team members.

  • Effective calibration/troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to communicate and work in a highly effective team environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and advance several tasks in parallel.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.

  • Proficient in the use of general hand and power tools, instruments and testing apparatus common to the electronic and instrumentation fields.

  • Ability to read P&ID's, electrical drawings, blueprints, etc.

  • Ability to work with and troubleshoot computer control equipment, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS).

  • Prepares technical documentation (preventative maintenance procedures) on as needed basis.

  • Participates in the establishment and improvement of new and existing process support equipment.

  • Provides technical specifications and information to Quality, Manufacturing, Process-Project Engineers, and other Manufacturing Division requestors.

  • Maintains Utility equipment by developing/performing PM's, installing new equipment, completing validation protocols, documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS - Maximo, SAP) and other duties as requested by the Utility Maintenance Manager.

  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and prepares inspection reports concerning operations of equipment and mechanical condition of equipment.

  • Efficient and safe maintenance and repair of equipment using Hazardous Energy Control Procedures (HECPs).

  • Ability to follow complex instructions and use Manufacturing Division business systems (SAP, ADP eTime, etc.).

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and advance several tasks in parallel.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • HS Diploma or GED and 4 years of HVAC-R experience or a 2 years technical degree and 2 years of experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proficiency in the use and knowledge of PCs (Hardware & Software) including Microsoft Windows platform.

  • BAS, HVAC and instrumentation troubleshooting skills.

  • Must be able to read electrical prints, P&ID's, and understand P&ID control loops.

  • Excellent documentation and verbal communication skills.

  • Must possess the ability to work effectively with peers, and display strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of industrial HVAC and building automation systems.

  • Extensive knowledge of industrial refrigeration systems which includes DX systems, cascade refrigeration systems, and absorption systems.

  • Experience working in a regulated industry such as FDA.

  • Desiccant Dehumidification System and Room pressure controls.

  • Industrial experience involving utility system generation, distribution and control and strong knowledge of steam, compressed air, refrigeration and water systems.

  • Knowledge of Siemens "APOGEE/Desigo" BAS.

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift fifty (50) lbs, climb ladders and stairs, work on platforms and equipment above floor level. Walking, bending, crawling, stooping is required.

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment including safety glasses, safety shoes, earplugs, gloves, hard hats, safety harnesses, etc


  • 12 hours shifts, 2-2-3 schedule days/nights ( Position will begin as 1st Shift - Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM until trained).

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.


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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. MSJR #VETJOBS #NGNEBRG #APAEBRG #AEBRG #LEADEBRG #RAEBRG #NAGIPEBRG #WNEBR

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:R219090