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Merck & Co. Inc.

Senior Technician, Maintenance



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.

The Senior Technician, Maintenance will work at our Animal Health facility which is expanding operations to manufacture animal vaccines and biologics. Looking for talented individuals to join our Production teams using key technologies for cell culture, filling and packaging.

This Senior Technician, Maintenance position will concentrate on installation, modification, troubleshooting, removal, and repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical equipment and machinery, as well as repair and installation of building and facility fixtures.


  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance functions | Audit PMs and task lists, giving feedback on improvement ideas and ensuring all parts list are accurate

  • Ensure all information is entered into SAP to track utilization and feedback is given on all work completed during shift

  • Coordinate and prioritize assigned daily workload

  • Ensure major issues are recorded and conveyed to Maintenance Lead/Management

  • Ensure issues and temporary repairs are escalated to Maintenance Lead/Management to ensure plans to fully resolved are in process

  • 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

  • Participate in RCA on equipment and process failures to provide insight to failure and suggest corrective actions

  • Give feedback to Maintenance Leads on scheduled work to ensure work is completed

  • Communicate effectively on shift and to the Maintenance team to ensure any assistance requests are filled

  • Assist with completion of team workload as scheduled

  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma with 3 years experience or equivalent OR Associates degree Technical discipline such as Industrial Maintenance Technology with 1 years experience

Experience and Skills


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

  • Possess a fundamental comprehension of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings to solve problems in a timely manner at the component level on all manufacturing equipment

  • Ability to troubleshoot AC/DC Electrical components (up to 480VAC 3 Phase) including motor starters, switches and sensors found on manufacturing equipment using basic test equipment such as multi-meters and amp probes

  • Mechanically inclined with the ability to work with hand tools, power tools, machine tools, and test instruments

  • Knowledge of plant operations and systems (e.g., heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical, gas, building utility, manufacturing equipment, etc.)

  • 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 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


  • Minimum of three years mechanical experience around machinery and/or manufacturing equipment

Shift and Hours

  • Night Shift 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM | 12 Hour Rotating Shift

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being 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 …

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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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:


3rd - Night

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Requisition ID:R130583