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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Automation Maintenance Technician - 2nd shift

Science and Research

Animal Technician

Yearly

No

Wilson, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

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 Senior Automation 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

  • Provides advanced automation and maintenance technical assistance and troubleshooting to support Maintenance and Operations for critical packaging system equipment failures

  • Aids maintenance personnel by leading the evaluation and troubleshooting of various automation system issues encountered by production maintenance personnel

  • Develop troubleshooting guides & job aids as a tool for knowledge transfer among teammates and support areas

  • Partners with Automation engineers to resolve difficult automation system issues

  • Support installation, testing, adjustment, maintenance, repair, calibration and troubleshooting of complex automated high speed packaging equipment

  • Runs maintenance set-up tasks for pharmaceutical production/process equipment according to current site procedures

  • Completes minor and major equipment repairs to packaging equipment by disassembling, repairing, and reassembling equipment to proper operational condition

  • Use equipment technical data, read and interpret drawings, PLC code, diagrams, and schematics to run and complete system troubleshooting and repairs

  • Initiates/engages in problem solving and develop short-term and long-term actions to prevent problem reoccurrence for chronic equipment issues

  • Determines proper settings and clearances, installs replacement parts, and adjusts for given machine setups to accommodate various sizes and shapes of tablets, bottles, packages, fill volumes, etc., as outlined in equipment setup documentation or as required to secure optimal productivity

  • Mentor operations and maintenance personnel on packaging equipment operation and setup in order to optimize line performance

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

  • Participate in the establishment and improvement of new and existing packaging equipment

  • Assist with site implementation projects such as new line/equipment installs, Automation Change Controls, etc.

  • Supports planning and implementation of annual maintenance shutdown activities

Education

  • High School Diploma with five (5) years in Automation and Maintenance

  • OR Associate Degree in technical field with three (3) years in Automation and Maintenance

Experience | Knowledge | Skills

Required

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

  • Problems solving skills with electrical, automation and/or mechanical equipment

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

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

  • Proficiency in computer systems and applications Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), basic knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers, Calibration/Maintenance Database System

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

  • Able to work well in a fast-paced packaging environment with minimal supervision

  • Strong communication, team, and interpersonal skills

Preferred

  • Maintenance experience within the Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical industry

  • Deviation Management investigation process

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.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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.

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.

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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.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, 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. 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:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

2nd - Evening

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R181689