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Merck & Co, Inc

Lead Maintenance Technician ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus available for New External Hires) ( MERCUSR177548ENUS)

Construction and Facilities




Worthington, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

$2,500 Sign On Bonus available for New External Hires. The sign on bonus will be paid within your first regularly scheduled paycheck.”

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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.

We are seeking a growth and improvement minded Lead Maintenance Technician that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs

  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)

  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape

  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world

  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of Maintenance Manager, the Lead Technician, Maintenance will set up, adjust, repair, and maintain bio-tech processing and utility support equipment

  • Provide maintenance and troubleshoot vaccine process equipment operations | Correct maintenance problems

  • Seek ideas and information on how to improve customer service involving internal and external customers

  • Apply knowledge of the overall supply chain to efficiently complete work tasks | Write and maintain accurate documentation of activities

  • Installation, testing, adjustment, maintenance, repair, calibration and troubleshooting of complex automated process equipment

  • Interact with vendors, other departments, contractors and disciplines on scheduling repairs, maintenance/projects, equipment testing, parts, troubleshooting and coordination activities like design reviews and engineering assessments

  • Maintain utility equipment by developing/installing new equipment, completing validation protocols, documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system and other duties as requested by the Maintenance Manager

  • Efficient and safe maintenance and repair of equipment using Lock-out Tag-out and Hazardous Energy Control Procedure updates

  • Conduct in-depth troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment

  • Complete preventative maintenance inspections and prepares inspection reports concerning the operation of equipment and mechanical condition of the equipment

  • Implement SAP transactions including spare parts management and PM change control

  • Monitor calibration, maintenance, and equipment/utilities operations performance by analyzing completed work orders with an emphasis on reducing reactive work and increasing reliability

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

  • Carry out industrial maintenance functions in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and prepares technical documentation

  • Participate in the establishment and improvement of new and existing process/utility equipment

Education Requirement

  • High School Diploma/GED or higher with a minium 5 years relavet experience

Experience | Knowledge | Skills


  • Work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect

  • Ability to comply with regulatory requirements in accordance with GMP operations

  • Read P&ID's, electrical drawings, blueprints, etc.

  • Proficiency in computer systems and applications including but not limited to: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), basic knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers, Calibration/Maintenance Database Systems

  • Strategic leadership skills with effective and positive verbal and written communication skills

  • Intelligent planning, scheduling and time management skills

  • Proficient in the use of general hand and power tools, instruments, and testing apparatus commonly used in maintenance and instrumentation

  • Successful completion of PAT


  • Installation, operation, maintenance and/or troubleshooting experience with automated process equipment

  • Maintenance experience within the Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical industry preferred.

  • Working knowledge with an automated building management system (Siemens Insight & Siemens Desigo)

  • GMP compliant calibration and/or maintenance database systems

  • Any of the following trade licenses would be an advantage: Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certification (EPA 608 Certification), Minnesota Boilers license, Masters electrician license

Schedule Requirements

  • Normal Shift and Hours 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Monday to Friday

  • On-call schedule to include days, nights, and weekends on a rotational basis with other team members every 6-7 weeks | When on rotation, hours will be 4:00 AM - 12:30 PM Monday to Friday

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., 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 …

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.

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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.

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Requisition ID:R177548