I/E Electronic & Instrumentation Technician
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 Growth and Improvement minded I/E Electronic & Instrumentation Technicians 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
Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager, the I/E Electronic & Instrumentation Technician will utilize strong knowledge of precision measurement science (Metrology), mathematics, physics, and electronics to test, calibrate, troubleshoot, maintain and repair instrumentation/controls. All duties must be completed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within GXP-regulated and non-GXP facilities. The successful candidates will execute daily work assignments and ensure timely completion of all scheduled and unscheduled events for instrumentation systems controls, and analytical laboratory instruments.
The individual in this role will collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data obtained during scheduled calibration and/or unscheduled work requests and will work in conjunction with Facilities, Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, and Quality Control Laboratory Departments to help the company and all of its personnel to reach their goals in providing a safe, clean, and efficient environment.
Electronic and Instrument Technicians are part of the I/E Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or “system imposed” limits. Based on business needs, I/E Technicians will perform maintenance activities including crossing between job groupings where skills are common. Portions of job requires working with voltages up to 600V and under the guidance of NFPA 70E.
Additional Key Functions
Complete routine calibrations of instrumentation
Drive and complete maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, design, installation, and configuration of equipment, instrumentation and control systems: Identify and correct measurement errors | Replace instrumentation and controls | Maintain configuration management to ensure compliance of the system | Redline drawings, engineering documentation and other technical specifications | Provide input and support for the design, installation, and upgrade of instrumentation and control systems | Implement assignments to support Metrology, Facilities and Engineering projects | Identify “Out of Tolerance” conditions, complete corrective actions to return the device to within specification and participate with investigating and documenting the potential impact that the “Out of Tolerance” condition may have had on the instrumentation and process | Develop and/or revise calibration procedures and job plans while looking for ways to improve how calibrations and troubleshooting is completed in an attempt to make those practices more efficient | Provide support and training to peers to improve their abilities and increase their technical knowledge | Maintain instruments, standards and tools and complete equipment inspection prior to and upon return from vendor certification and review associated documentation
Attend and actively participates in initiatives to support the business
Prepares and assists technicians, managers and planner/schedulers in preparing labor/material estimates
Assists supervision with the assigning, scheduling and prioritization of work order requests using maintenance management systems
Makes recommendations and prepare orders for spare parts, additional stock room items, tools, etc.
Consults with supervision and other mechanics on problem resolution/troubleshooting. Keep supervision informed of problem issues
Strong knowledge of instrumentation, PLCs and electronic and pneumatic loop control systems within the following disciplines: Analytical, Conductivity, DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed and Weight.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) with completion of an Instrumentation and Controls course (2 years minimum) from a recognized technical institute with subjects covering instrument control systems and component maintenance OR
Completion of a formal five year Instrument Technician apprentice program, including work on instrument control systems and component maintenance OR
Verified Military training equivalent to a recognized/accredited trade school program or journeyman apprenticeship program
Instrumentation Technical Training Certificate (ISA-CCST), NCCER, or equivalent OR
Trained in Electrical Safety NFPA-70E (144 hours of formal instruction on electrical safety, electrical system)
Four years full time experience (8,000 hours) industrial or military experience as an Instrument Technician with broad spectrum of calibration and process control experience involving but not limited to Analytical, Conductivity, DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic, Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed and Weight | Must possess good organizational, communication and time management skills, with a strong attention to detail, be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures, Calibration Procedures, and work instructions
Must be self-motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team with strict adherence to all Environmental, Health, and Safety policies and procedures
Candidates must have good comprehension and work experience using calibration principals
Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office
Ability to read blueprints, drawings, technical manuals and based on them and completes necessary operations for the installation and/or repair of equipment
GMP experience working in a Biopharmaceutical Facility or equivalent experience in a regulated industry Experience working within a Computerized
Maintenance Management System or a Computerized Calibration Management System
Experience with Hazardous Energy Control and Line Break
Some heavy lifting, use of solvents, being around and/or in contact with dirt and dust, heat and cold, loud operating equipment, must wear safety shoes, glasses, fall protection, and any other types of PPE required to perform work. May be required to carry a pager and/or a radio, subject to immunizations. To be able to use material handling equipment and man lifts.
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.
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Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:
Shift:1st - Day, 2nd - Evening, 3rd - Night
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