Maintenance Mechanic- HVAC and Refrigeration (Millsboro, DE)

Millsboro, DE, US
January 30 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: PRO016761

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 

Merck Animal Health is seeking a highly motivated individual as a Maintenance Mechanic in the Maintenance and Engineering Department at our Millsboro, Delaware Manufacturing and R&D Sites. The successful HVACR candidate will be responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment, utility systems, and buildings needed for the testing, manufacturing, storage, and packaging of Animal Health Vaccines and related materials. The successful HVACR candidate shall perform general maintenance, mechanical, and troubleshooting electrical controls on equipment systems. Responsibilities also include performing preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Direct involvement in the overall maintenance, inspection and repair of highly technical equipment, facilities, and utilities in a biopharmaceutical Industrial/Manufacturing environment. 
  • This position partners with manufacturing leaders to ensure production equipment needs are prioritized
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance and troubleshooting of manufacturing and facility equipment/infrastructure.
  • Routine Operations will include troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, performing root cause analysis on system failures and substandard equipment performance, using standard problem solving tools and methods to resolve machine and system issues in some cases under aseptic/clean room conditions.
  •  Experience with pneumatic and electronic controls, wiring methods, and instrumentation is required.
  • Operate efficiently, all hand/power tools, test instruments and equipment normally used by this trade and maintain/return in good condition.
  • Ability to perform work outside of trade to including general maintenance duties as assigned by Management.
  • Safety requirements are strongly adhered to; this individual must be attentive to his/her own safety and the safety of others in the workplace.
This position requires varying environmental conditions, such as: indoor/outdoor work, varying temperatures along with secondary gowning, entering coolers and freezers, hearing conservation areas (annual audiograms required). Majority of time is spent standing, walking, bending pushing, pulling, lifting and working at or above shoulder height. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required per Safety Policy. Examples of required PPE are: Arc Flash rated clothing and PPE, safety glasses, safety shoes, work gloves, respiratory protection, etc.



  • High School diploma /GED or Trade School
  • Master or journeyman HVACR 
  • 5 years experience working with refrigeration equipment. 
  • 5 years’ experience with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  • Experience with general plumbing and pipefitting work.
  • Experience with electrical and controls in industrial settings.
  • Experience with plant steam and chilled water systems
  • Ability to read and interpret blue-prints/schematics in electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics or mechanical systems
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Universal refrigerant license required.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements associated with this job, including but not limited to: lifting/carrying up to 50lbs, working from ladders and elevated platforms. 
  • Participate in the current on-call rotation. 
  • Experience working within OSHA General Industry standards including hot work and lockout tag out. 
  • Biotech / pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing industry experience.
  • Experience with walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, heat pumps, air conditioning units, refrigerator/freezers, gas furnaces and gas heaters.
  • Experience in Biopharmaceutical processing equipment including freeze driers, ultra cold freezers and incubators.
  • Working knowledge with an automated building management system (Siemens and JCI)
  • Experience supporting a fast paced manufacturing environment is an advantage.
  • Applicants should actively support, participate and embrace an empowered team culture and have excellent communication skills
  • Applicant should have previously demonstrated strong team skills, flexibility, motivation, ability to troubleshoot/problem solve, with a strong emphasis around safety and compliance practices.
  • Maintain computerized records using current maintenance software (SAP)
  • Experience working within OSHA General Industry standards including electrical safety, elevated work, and confined space.
  • Interact with internal customers and external vendors
  • Lean Six Sigma and root cause analysis experience.
  • Any of the following trade licenses would be an advantage: master or journeyman electrician license, wastewater operator’s license, boiler operator’s license 

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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