Senior Maintenance Technician

at Merck in Millsboro, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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.

Our Animal Health division is seeking a highly motivated individual as a Maintenance Mechanic in the Maintenance and Engineering Department at our Millsboro, Delaware Manufacturing and R&D Sites. The successful candidate will be responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment, utility systems, and buildings needed for the testing, manufacturing, storage, and packaging of Animal Health Vaccines and related materials. The successful candidate shall perform general maintenance, mechanical, and electrical troubleshooting on equipment systems, and will also need to be experienced with controls within the plant and the facility. Responsibilities also include performing preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.

Position Responsibilities:

+ Direct involvement in the overall maintenance, inspection and repair of highly technical equipment, facilities, and utilities in a biopharmaceutical Industrial/Manufacturing environment.

+ This position partners with manufacturing leaders to ensure production equipment needs are prioritized

+ Responsible for preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and troubleshooting of manufacturing and facility equipment/infrastructure.

+ Routine Operations will include troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, performing root cause analysis on system failures and substandard equipment performance, using standard problem solving tools and methods to resolve machine and system issues in some cases under aseptic/clean room conditions.

+ Experience with pneumatic and electronic controls, wiring methods, and instrumentation is required.

+ Operate efficiently, all hand/power tools, test instruments and equipment normally used by this trade and maintain/return in good condition.

+ Ability to perform work outside of trade to including general maintenance duties as assigned by Management.

+ Safety requirements are strongly adhered to; this individual must be attentive to his/her own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.

+ This position requires varying environmental conditions, such as: indoor/outdoor work, varying temperatures along with secondary gowning, entering coolers and freezers, hearing conservation areas (annual audiograms required). Majority of time is spent standing, walking, bending pushing, pulling, lifting and working at or above shoulder height. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required per Safety Policy. Examples of required PPE are: Arc Flash rated clothing and PPE, safety glasses, safety shoes, work gloves, respiratory protection, etc.


+ High School Diploma/ GED or Technical Trade School Diploma

Required Experience and Skills:

+ Must be available and willing to work weekends. This position will work Friday – Tuesday, 3pm – 11:30pm with the option to adjust workdays as needed

+ Must be willing and able to get wastewater operator’s license within 1 year of employment.

+ Experience with general plumbing and pipefitting work

+ Ability to read and interpret blue-prints/schematics

+ Valid driver’s license

+ Must be able to meet all physical requirements associated with this job, including but not limited to: lifting/carrying up to 50lbs; working from ladders and elevated platforms

+ Experience working with OSHA general industry standards including hot work and lockout tag out

+ Experience with the use of computerized systems and software programs such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.

+ Participate in the current on-call rotation.

+ Applicants should actively support, participate and embrace an empowered team culture and have excellent communication skills

+ Applicant should have previously demonstrated strong team skills, flexibility, motivation, ability to troubleshoot/problem solve, with a strong emphasis around safety and compliance practices.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

+ Delaware wastewater operator’s license

+ Biotech / pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing industry experience.

+ Experience with industrial washing and sterilization equipment

+ Experience with equipment including Autoclaves, Glass washers, Bioreactors, Steam in place systems, etc.

+ Experience supporting a fast paced manufacturing environment is an advantage.

+ Experience maintaining computerized records using current maintenance software (SAP)

+ Working knowledge with an automated building management system (Siemens and JCI)

+ Interaction with internal customers and external vendors

+ Lean Six Sigma experience

+ Any of the following trade licenses would be an advantage: Universal HVAC license, Masters electrician license, Boiler operator’s license



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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Job Posting: JC254924420

Posted On: Feb 07, 2024

Updated On: Mar 02, 2024

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