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Sr Technician Production Maintenance Job

Company Name:
Merck
Sr Technician Production Maintenance-PRO011902
Description
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Under the direction of a Maintenance Coach, provide maintenance support to Pharmaceutical process equipment. Takes appropriate action to correct operational maintenance problems. Responsible for carrying out the MMD Divisional site mission by assuring the quality of products and services are of the highest quality, optimal cost, and delivered on schedule. Responsible for creating a departmental vision that will provide for continuing improvement in all aspects of the operation. Must be able to function in a team-based culture and operate in an empowered environment. Identifies and demonstrates a working knowledge of customers, suppliers and their requirements. Seeks ideas and information on how to improve customer service involving internal and external customers. Applies knowledge of the overall supply chain to efficiently complete work tasks. Applies knowledge of key business processes in their functional areas to perform daily work tasks.
Under the direction of Maintenance Coach, sets up, adjusts, repairs, and maintains all Pharmaceutical process equipment. Performs calibrations and maintains industrial instrumentation standards. Carries out industrial maintenance functions in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and prepares technical documentation on as needed basis. Participates in the establishment and improvement of new and existing process equipment. Provides technical specifications and information to Research and Development, Process-Project Engineers, and other MMD requestors. Primary focus will involve maintaining process equipment by developing/performing PM's, developing/performing instrument calibrations, installing new equipment, completing validation protocols, documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS - SAP) and other duties as requested by the maintenance coach.
Equipment: All equipment (packaging, manufacturing, and utilities) used in the Pharmaceutical operation. Diagnostic, test, and comparison standards used in industrial and laboratory calibration programs. Machine shop equipment: lathe, drill press, grinder, milling machine, gas and electric welder, and power cutting tools. Electric programming and diagnostic equipment. Precision calibrated equipment necessary for the complete maintenance of state-of-the-art pharmaceutical laboratory processes used in the manufacture and packaging of ethical drugs. Programmable logic controller & other computer interfaced controller equipment.
Basic duties of the position are listed below; however, employees are expected to perform other duties or to accept other assignments to compensate for workload shifts as the need arises.
- Set-up, changes over, and adjusts all Pharmaceutical production/process equipment according to current SOP s and Competency Based Training Modules. Performs experimental set-ups and runs trials of new set-ups as required. Record information after initial test runs for future routine set-ups.
- Determines proper settings and clearances, installs parts and adjusts for given machine requirements at the time of initial set-up and during operations to accommodate various sizes and shapes of tablets, bottles, packages, fill volumes, etc., as outlines in set-up specifications or as required to secure adequate productivity.
- Test runs equipment to determine coordinated timing, alignment, machine height, and other relatively basic fixed adjustments.
- Disassembles and inspects parts and equipment to determine the cause of improper operations. Makes a repair through the use of replacement parts and machine fabrications. Reassembles equipment with new or repaired parts.
- Cleans and lubricates machines periodically and performs other maintenance work required to assure the efficient operation of all equipment.
- Identifies the root cause of equipment malfunctions occurring while equipment is in operation and whenever possible repairs and adjusts the equipment in a manner which will result in the minimum production delay. This would include electrical or electronic repairs.
- Performs minor and major overhauls to process equipment by completely disassembling, repairing, and reassembling equipment to proper operation condition. This includes but not limited to disassembling manufacturing/packaging machines & plant engineering process equipment.
- Provides technical guidance to outside contractors or servicemen, as required when they are performing work on process support equipment.
- Calibrates industrial and laboratory control, measurement, and recording equipment. Maintains laboratory standards equipment for use in transferring calibrated values. Prepares accurate GMP acceptable documentation recording measured information for files retention.
- Performs preventative maintenance inspections and prepares inspection reports concerning operation of equipment and mechanical condition of equipment.
- Maintains positive interaction and teamwork with other maintenance mechanics as well as Operators, Engineers, and other local and remote MMD plantsite personnel.
- Adheres to all Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and quality procedures.
- Maintains good housekeeping in the work area.
- Consistently demonstrates ability to troubleshoot equipment. This includes patient analysis of equipment problems and perseverance in applying a solution.
- Must be able to participate in and/or provide direct specialized training to any MMD employee requiring it.
- Fabricates machine and other parts by selecting raw materials and through the use of machine shop equipment.
- Repairs and fabricates metal parts and items using inert gas purge welding techniques. Performs soldering and arc welding. Completes jobs using deburring, buffing, and polishing equipment.
- Studies Equipment and improves operation through design and redesign of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
- Upgrades and prepares drawings, schematics, and diagrams.
- Prepares and performs technical writing of numerous technical documents such as calibration instructions and preventive maintenance procedures.
- Performs rigging and millwright functions in the receipt and installation of new equipment.
- Uses technical information, reads and interprets drawings, diagrams, and schematics, and carries out maintenance troubleshooting and repairs.
- Participates in new equipment installations by interfacing with equipment vendors, recommending spare parts, selecting lubrication, assisting process-project engineers, effecting validation and qualification testing, performing initial de-bug and redesign operations to make equipment operable.
- Responsible for performing assignments in conformance with appropriate Regulatory (GMP's) and department standard operating procedures which assure the quality of our products.
- Responsible for performing work in a safe manner following identified safety procedures and using applicable safety equipment.
Qualifications
Education:
- A two year degree (Associates or Mechanical certification) and a minimum of five (5) years of maintenance experience with a focus on industrial, pharmaceutical, food industry, and/or laboratory equipment, troubleshooting & repair within an cGMP or military environment is required
or
- A High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of seven (7) years maintenance experience with a focus on industrial, pharmaceutical, food industry, and/or laboratory equipment, troubleshooting & repair within an cGMP or military environment is required
RequiredExperience:
- Proficient in the use and knowledge of PCs (Hardware & Software) including project management, word processing, spreadsheet applications, and Microsoft Windows platform is required.
- Must be able to read electrical prints, P&ID's, and shop drawings.
- Must have excellent documentation and verbal communication skills.
- Must possess the ability to work independently and effectively with peers, and display strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Must be willing and able to lift 30lbs consistently and list 50lbs occasionally.
- Must be capable of training for Confined Space Entry and/or Confine Space Rescue Criteria.
- Must be willing and able to work nights/overtime/weekends/holidays as directed by Maintenance Manager to minimize impact to and/or sustain packaging operations.
Our employees are the key to our company s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at .
Search Firm Representatives - Please read carefully:
Merck is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.
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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Job:Production / Maintenance
Job Title:Sr. Tech, Operations
Primary Location:NA-US-NC-Wilson
Employee Status:Regular
Number of Openings:1

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