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Merck & Co. Inc.

Sr. Automation and Maintenance Technician (Fri-Sun)



Full Time

On Site


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.

Position Description:

This position is directly involved in the overall maintenance and repair of highly technical equipment in an Industrial/ production environment. This position partners with business leaders to ensure production equipment needs are optimized.

The shift for this position is Friday - Sunday, 5:00AM - 5:30PM. Additional pay is offered for the weekend shift.

Safety requirements are strongly enforced :

  • This person must be attentive to their own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.

Position Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Technical or trade school training in electrical/Automation controls preferred.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Working knowledge and experience in a maintenance manufacturing environment

  • Ability to work independently, communicate status and deficiencies.

  • Maintain computerized records using current maintenance software.

  • Ability to interact with colleagues, customers, and vendors.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Associates Degree with experience in electrical, PLC/Automation Controls.

  • Knowledge of freeze-drying products through lyophilization, and high-speed automation.

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5s.

  • Experience in SAP and inventory control.

  • Experience with AP{Electronic record-keeping system}

  • Electrical- Troubleshooting, repair, and installation of electrical equipment and systems. Working knowledge and experience in automation, vision systems, PLCs{programmable logic controls}and HMI{Human machine interfaces}.

  • Mechanical- Repair and installation of pumps, gear drives, equipment, and preventative maintenance.

  • Utilities— Power and physical plant maintenance of steam, compressed air, water, fuel, electrical, industrial gases,

  • Packaging/ Fill- Provide repair and maintenance of mechanized electrical and automated equipment.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals 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., Kenilworth, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:


1st - Day, Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID:R118707