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Merck & Co, Inc

Mechanic | Industrial Maintenance

Construction and Facilities



Elkton, Virginia, 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.

The successful applicant must be flexible to perform the following functions and other tasks as needed:

  • Ability to follow prescribed safety and environmental rules and regulations and maintain high quality cGMP standards during the performance of maintaining various equipment

  • Knowledge installing, repairing and maintaining mechanical related equipment throughout a Manufacturing environment and the ability to satisfactorily perform all types of industrial mechanical work as assigned

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

  • Practical knowledge of tools and materials of the mechanical trade

  • Ability to follow complex instructions and use our Manufacturing Division business systems (SAP, ADP eTime, etc.) after receiving the appropriate training

  • Ability to perform predictive maintenance and reliability tasks as assigned

  • Ability to perform a broad scope of overlapping mechanical work

  • Operate large valves with use of a valve wrench

  • Operate Power Industrial Trucks

  • Operate man lift at heights of up to 80’

  • Climb stairs and ladders (fixed and portable) as required to perform job responsibilities at heights of up to 100’

  • Lift at least 50 lbs.

  • Ability to function effectively during emergency situations

  • Computer literacy and ability to work in a paperless environment

  • Responsible for written documentation of activities

  • Actively supports an inclusion culture with significant interaction with Quality, Technical Operations, Engineering and other support groups

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma

  • Must have completed a 4-year State Apprenticeship Journeyman program in a multi-craft Mechanical Maintenance field

  • Or provide documentation of equivalent multi-craft Mechanical Maintenance training and skills from the military

  • Or received an equivalent level degree in a Mechanical Maintenance Degree Program

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Must have four (4) years of industrial experience performing in a multi-craft Mechanical Maintenance role, within the past five (5) years

  • Or must have four (4) years of military experience performing in a multi-craft Mechanical Maintenance role, within the past five (5) years

Shift Work Requirement – You will be required to work a 12 hour shift rotation that involves working every other weekend. A flexible schedule is required to support various maintenance activities at times.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate proficiency in this Mechanic Craft by on-the-job performance, practical skills assessment and testing.





Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed 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, 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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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.

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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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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, 3rd - Night

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Requisition ID:R229026