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Merck & Co, Inc

Lead Calibration Technician

Science and Research

Animal Technician


Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States

Job Description

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.

Education Requirement:

  • High School Diploma with 7 years of experience or Associates degree in technical discipline such as Industrial Maintenance Technology with 5 years of experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Third grade boiler license or able to obtain within 2nd year (company sponsored)

  • 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).

  • Support team with positive motivation and team engagement

  • Suggest and work on continuous improvement initiatives to achieve zero losses due to equipment failures and technical issues

  • Assist with completion of team workload as scheduled

  • Conduct other duties as assigned

  • 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


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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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
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:


Flexible Work Arrangements:



1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Requisition ID:R260196