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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Calibration Technician ($2,500 Sign-On Bonus available for New External Hires)

Science and Research

Animal Technician



Elkhorn, Nebraska, 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.

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

This position requires the instrument calibration technician to provide onsite services, such as:

  • Calibration, Troubleshooting, Repair, and Preventive Maintenance of laboratory and process instrumentation and equipment for Customers regulated by the USDA, ensure conformance to established calibration and process specifications.

  • Capable of supporting the calibration of: Gas, Conductivity, Dimensional, Flow (air & liquid), Humidity, Level, Load Cells & Scales, pH, Pipettes, Power Supplies (volts/amps), Pressure, Resistance, Speed, Temperature, and Timing Devices.

  • Support laboratory equipment calibrations and loop calibrations of process instrumentation to ensure conformance to established calibration and process specifications.

  • Follow our Company's SOPs, Customer Procedures, and industry best practices.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years of related experience in the Calibration Services Industry or related field.

  • Must be computer literate, proficient in Microsoft office, email, and can learn to work within custom database and software applications, to perform routine job duties.

  • Aptitude to effectively problem-solve and collaborate with others.

  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills, ability to move between task types and remain efficient, show initiative, good planning and organizational skills look for and pitch process improvements.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work on equipment bending, kneeling, sitting, and/or standing.

  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test.

  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills, ability to move between task types and remain efficient, show initiative, good planning and organizational skills look for and pitch process improvements.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to solve problems and make decisions while working in manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, including the ability to comprehend equipment instruction/service manuals and drawings.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of customers (Production, Vendors, and Management).

  • Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, and the ability to learn how to effectively use SAP maintenance software and ProCal calibration software to input data, research parts and analyze repair history details.

  • Exposure to extreme temperatures, outside weather in all conditions, high noise environments, work areas near moving mechanical parts and any chemicals used in production process.

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7:00AM-3:30PM some weekends and extended shifts

Education Requirement:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Prefered degree:

  • Associates degree in technical discipline such as Industrial Maintenance Technology.

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, 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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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.

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No relocation

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Requisition ID:R188460