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Merck & Co, Inc

Energy Center Maintenance Technician Level 2

Construction and Facilities



Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations Teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Energy Center Maintenance Technician Level 2 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

Summary, Focus and Purpose

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

We currently have an Energy Center Maintenance Technician Level 2 position available at our Vaccine Manufacturing Facility in Durham, NC. You will be responsible for energy center maintenance support and alarm monitoring and will maintain all Energy Center equipment located throughout the entire site and take appropriate action to correct Plant Engineering maintenance problems.

The Technician will also be responsible for supporting departmental vision that provides for continuous improvement in all aspects of the operation.

Key Functions

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

  • Operate and maintain all Energy Center Equipment, which includes but not limited to chillers, air compressors, boilers

  • Knowledge of PM and PDM techniques Vibration Analysis and Ultrasonic detection

  • Sets up, adjusts, repairs, and maintains Energy Center equipment | Conducts Preventative Maintenance on Energy Center equipment

  • Prepares technical documentation (PMs, CIs, & validation procedures)

  • 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 (SAP) and other duties as requested by the Maintenance Coach

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

  • Responsible for participating in new equipment installations by interfacing with equipment vendors and recommending spare parts, selecting lubrication processes and assisting process project engineers. Performing initial de-bug and redesign operations to make equipment operable

  • Responsible for performing assignments in conformance with appropriate Regulatory (GMP's) and department Standard Operating Procedures which assure the quality of our products


  • Rotating Shift | 5-2-2-5 rotation | Hours of work are 6:00 to 6:00 rotating from days to nights every three months | Work overtime that includes weekend, holiday, evening and nights


  • High School diploma/GED with one year of energy center maintenance experience and focus on energy center systems, troubleshooting and repair within a manufacturing environment or Associate or Technical degree with energy center maintenance experience and focus on industrial utility systems management/troubleshooting and repair within a manufacturing environment

Experience | Skills | Knowledge


  • Proficient in the use and knowledge of PCs (Hardware & Software), word processing, spreadsheet applications, and Microsoft Windows platforms

  • Principled verbal and written communications

  • Able to read electrical prints, P&ID's, and understand P&ID control loops

  • Extensive industrial electrical experience involving utility systems, with a strong knowledge of steam generation systems, air compressors, chillers, potable water systems, Building Automation Systems, waste water systems and HVAC systems

  • Experience documenting maintenance and repair activities

  • Function in a team-based empowered culture

  • Work independently and effectively with peers, and display strong interpersonal and organizational skills


  • Universal Refrigerant License

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, a ll 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. #EBRG #VETJOBS MSJR

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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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:



1st - Day, 2nd - Evening

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

Requisition ID:R226870