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Merck & Co, Inc

HVAC Mechanic

Construction and Facilities



Elkton, Virginia, United States

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

Successful applicant:

  • The ability to follow prescribed safety and environmental rules and regulations and maintain high quality Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards.

  • Must have a working knowledge of the tools and materials of HVAC/Refrigeration and the ability to expertly perform all types of industrial installation work and repair, predictive and reliability tasks, and other duties as assigned.

  • Must have the ability to follow complex instructions and use our Manufacturing Division business systems (SAP, ADP eTime, Bar-Coding, Microsoft Outlook, etc.) and computers.

  • Familiarity with Siemens BAS and Carrier, Trane and York HMI screens.

  • Applicant must have experience with HEPA filtration, steam coils, pneumatic and electrical controls, precision shaft alignment and belt alignment.

  • Must demonstrate Good Documentation Practices and communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to perform a broad scope of mechanical and electrical work including soldering and brazing, wiring of motors below 600V, safe multi-meter use, and awareness of proper PPE requirements.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complete routine maintenance and non-complex repairs; set ups; changeovers, preventive maintenance, and ongoing adjustments.

  • Ability to function effectively during emergency situations.

Additional Job Duties and qualifications include but not limited to:

  • Operates, monitors, and maintains production and utility equipment in accordance with cGMP and Environmental and Safety requirements (Examples: pumps, chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, air compressors, generators, wells and controlled temperature units).

  • Operate large valves with use of a valve wrench.

  • Operate Power Industrial Trucks.

  • Climb stairs and ladders (fixed and portable) as required to perform job responsibilities.

  • Lift at least 50 lbs.

  • Perform inspections of tanks, dikes, transfer lines and chemical piping.

  • Employees will be expected to take on greater levels of responsibility/decision-making including resolution of problems and signing regulatory paperwork (as applicable) with minimal supervision.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Must have completed a 4-year State Apprenticeship Journeyman program in the field of HVAC/Refrigeration.

  • Or received an equivalent level degree, in the HVAC/Refrigeration field.

  • Applicant must have at least four (4) years of HVAC/Refrigeration experience in an industrial, large commercial or government setting that included preventive and corrective maintenance responsibility for AHUs, in the past five (5) years.

  • Must have a valid EPA Universal Certification for proper refrigerant handling and the ability to calculate refrigerant leak rates.

  • Refrigeration experience is required.

  • Chiller experience is preferred.


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.

Current Employees apply HERE

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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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For more information about personal rights under the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment laws, 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.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
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:

Not Specified


Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Requisition ID:R260984