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Merck & Co. Inc.

Instrument Mechanic



Full Time

On Site


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Position Description:

Provide Instrumentation and Controls maintenance support to facilities & utilities for our company's located in Rahway, New Jersey for the company’s pharmaceutical research campus and future headquarters. Support day-to-day preventative and corrective maintenance for assigned area(s) and may include technical input to mechanical utilities including; HVAC, steam, water and/or other utilities.


Experienced Instrumentation and Controls technician with working knowledge of operations and able to maintain, install, repair, and troubleshoot plant equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Calibrating manufacturing instruments (ie Temp., RH, Pressure, Speed and Flow etc.) in an cGMP environment.

  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot; temperature/ pressure and flow devices both field indicators and sending devices to PLCs.

  • Provide practical solutions to operations/ controls problems.

  • Significant experience and expertise in equipment metrological techniques.

  • Fabricate controls to schematics, including layout and physical mounting of components and wiring of all components.

  • Point to point wiring of relays, controls, PLCs, I/O Modules, VFDs, Interfaces & Instrumentation.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems within instrumentation and control systems, identify root causes and propose and implement solutions.

  • A working understanding of pneumatic instrumentation, maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting and field repair.

  • A working understanding of the requirements of Hazardous Locations. Intrinsic Safety Barriers, purge panel for hazardous area i.e. Class 1 Div1

  • Layout, assemble, install, modify, repair, and test electrical systems and components.

  • Outstanding communication and team-orientation skills.

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a safe, efficient and clean operating condition.

  • This position requires interactions with internal customers and external service providers. As well as supports and contributes to maintenance planning process.

  • Assist in performing other duties, including work of other trades as required.

  • Uses all tools and equipment necessary to make installations and repairs diagnose and remedy mechanical problems quickly.

  • Ensures compliance requirements; e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), safety, environmental, goals are achieved.

  • Supports a Target Zero Safety culture.

  • Completes training requirements as defined in training plan.

  • Provides complete written documentation of work including work orders, PM's, etc. and maintains cGMP records related to maintenance and repairs.

  • Utilize electronic technologies; electronic work order systems, e-training, and email.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent, Vocation or technical school certification.

Required Experience and Skills:

4 years apprenticeship or 8 years of experience as an industrial Instrumentation and Controls technician with increasing levels of responsibility. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team is a must. Applicants must be familiar with all phases of industrial maintenance.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security

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.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:


1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID:R117193