Instrumentation Technician

Durham, NC, US
May 18 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: PRO017338

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. 

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.

The Senior Instrumentation Technician is responsible for providing instrumentation, controls and maintenance support to VBF Operations areas (Sterail Supply, Meadia Prep, Cell, Virus, and PSF/CIP&SIP) located in aseptic and clean room environments. Works within a team to perform calibration and troubleshooting activities. Completes complex calibrations, resolves deviations and evaluates instrument performance. Follows proper procedures for maintaining production equipment in a clean room environment. Responsible for written documentation of activities. Actively supports, participates and embraces an empowered team culture including significant interaction with Production, Technical Operations, Quality and other support groups.

Must be flexible to perform all of the following functions and other tasks as needed:

  • Installation, testing, calibration, adjustment, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of engineering, production, and lab instrumentation and process equipment
  • Follow instructions for completion of job tasks
  • Efficient and safe calibration and repair of instrumentation including temperature, pressure, conductivity, humidity, multi- function, etc., using Hazardous Energy Control Procedures
  • Compliance with current good manufacturing procedures(cGMP), safety and environmental requirements/regulations/guidelines
  • Effective communication both written and oral
  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs, work on platforms and equipment above floor 
  • level. Walking, bending, crawling, stooping is required
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment including safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, hard hats, safety harnesses,etc. 
  • Position requires aseptic gowning during performance of job duties
  • Must be willing to be vaccinated/blood tested for titer for products manufactured within the facility if needed
  • Must be willing to work a night shift schedule
  • Required to support an on-call schedule to include days, nights and weekends on a rotational basis with other team members
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and advance several tasks in parallel
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient in the use of general hand and power tools, instruments and testing apparatus common to the instrumentation and maintenance fields
  • Ability to read P&ID's, electrical drawings, blueprints, etc
  • The successful candidate for this position will work a 12 hour night shift schedule (6:00PM to 6:30AM) (5 nights on, 2 nights off, 2 nights on, 5 nights off) which will include weekends and holidays.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or GED
Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of two years of Instrumentation or related experience.
  • Experience working in a clean room or cGMP/Regulated Manufacturing Environment.
  • Computer fluency, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SAP and DeltaV desireable.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of two years of Instrumentation or related experience.
  • Experience working in a clean room or cGMP/Regulated Manufacturing Environment.
  • Computer fluency, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SAP and DeltaV desireable

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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Job: Production / Maintenance
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: Decon spor, Alcohol, CIP 100, and CIP 150
Company Trade Name: Merck

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