HVAC/R Mechanic - All Shifts

Philadelphia, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: USW001640

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and 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 an individual 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 supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and direction of the maintenance team leader, installs, maintains, operates repairs and troubleshoots refrigeration, air conditioning and air volume equipment and associated control systems. In compliance with operating procedures, Company and Government regulations, and current Good Manufacturing Procedures, assures the quality of our products and services are of the highest priority. HVAC mechanics will perform maintenance on any equipment or facilities which their skills support in a compliant quality manner. HVAC mechanics are part of the Utilities 1 Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or “system imposed” limits. Based on business needs Utilities Technicians will perform maintenance activities including crossing between job groupings where skills are common Work assignments, buildings, and equipment are not exclusive to any craft, job grouping, or employee. Position may include some responsibility for maintaining significant business systems (e. g. Maximo data, planning, procurement, and scheduling) including the authority to assign, coordinate, and maintain work for others.

•Installs, maintains, overhauls, and operates air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including compressors, pumps, evaporators, expansion valves, solenoid valves, all controls, condensers, and other related parts
•Insures compliance with CFC-related regulations and qualifications minimizing losses and maximizing recovery via effective leak detection, maintenance procedures, and use of reclaiming, recycling, recovery equipment .
•Troubleshoots and adjusts HVAC systems and ail volume control equipment to maintain proper temperature, humidity, and air flow conditions.
•Monitors and measures pressure drop of HVAC filters and replaces them as necessary, observing all system integrity and safety requirements
•Cleans HV AC coils, evaporators, and condensers via chemicals, ail, special cleaning agents, high pressure wash units, etc. in order to maintain equipment in good operating condition
•Repairs and adjusts refrigeration systems to maintain design parameters, e g temperature pressure, level, etc.
•Utilizing the Building Automation Systems ( BAS) monitors lyophilization systems, manufacturing and research environments, refrigeration units, incubators, etc. Operates BAS terminals to monitor, trouble shoot, and maintain applicable system performance consistent with required unit and/or area conditions, following all change control procedures.
•Answers alarms associated with monitoring systems and makes routine decisions concerning priority of response. Reviews unusual problems and situations with the Supervisor. Carries radio as directed for expeditious communication of problems, Works from work orders and PM checklists, and maintains necessary work recommends and logs in a cGMP compliant manner documenting activities via daily labor records
•Provides routine rigging and alignment work, as required by refrigeration system maintenance
•Communicates effectively in a professional manner with supervision to provide equipment and system status, pars and other work requirements
•Operates recovery, recycling and reclaiming devices to minimize refrigerant impact on environment, and obtains appropriate certification as necessary to comply with applicable regulations
•Completes department training requirements, e.g. orientation, SOP, safety, etc. as directed from supervision
•Attend and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required.
•Prepares and assists technicians, supervisors and planners in preparing labor and material estimates
•Assists supervision with the assigning, scheduling and prioritization of work order requests using maintenance management systems
•Makes recommendations and prepares orders for spare parts, additional stock room items, tools, etc.
•Consults with Supervision and other mechanics on problem resolution/troubleshooting. Keeps Supervisor informed of problem issues.


Education Minimum Requirement: 

High School diploma or equivalent (GED)



Graduation from a recognized/accredited HVAC/Refrigeration school or community college or equivalent programs with at least six (6) months fuJI-time emphasis, (5 hrs /day x 5 days/week), in air conditioning, refrigeration, electricity, and associated controls
Completion of a formal Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic Apprentice Program
DESIRABLE: Specific HV AC, Refrigeration, and/ or Direct Digital Control vendor training programs.

Required Experience and Skills:

At least three (3) years of the last seven( 7) years full-time experience as a journey-person HVAC/Refrigeration mechanic maintaining and troubleshooting industrial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and associated controls. This includes but is not limited to servicing:
a) at least 50-Ton HVAC/Refrigeration systems and/or servicing low temperature refrigeration systems,
b) ability to interface with automated building/refrigeration control systems


The recent completion of four years on-the-job training as part of a formal HVAC/Refrigeration apprentice program
Held the position of Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic at Merck & Co, Inc. West Point, PA within the last seven (7) years

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Ability to read refrigeration/HVAC drawings and electronic/electric/pneumatic. Control schematics; ability to analyze air conditioning and refrigeration problems and take corrective action; ability to upload and download programs and utilize computer-based Building Automation Systems for trouble shooting and monitoring system performance. Mechanical aptitude. Required to complete certification as a Universal Technician in refrigerant transition and recovery in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F.


Recent experience maintaining centrifugal chillers, cascade refrigeration systems, screw compressors, and DOC systems. Demonstrate proficiency in testing, adjusting, and balancing HVAC systems. Experience calibrating HVAC associated instrumentation.

Required to take immunizations as prescribed by the Health Services Dept. Presentable appearance. Mechanical aptitude. Take direction from multiple supervisors as required

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. Our Company’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 staffingaadar@merck.com.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:
Merck & Co., Inc. 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.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job keywords: HVAC/R Mechanic, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, Philadelphia, West Point, PA, EM&U Ad


Job: USW, LOCAL 2-86
Other Locations: West Point, PA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 3
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: Merck

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