Instrumentation Technician - All Shifts
West Point, PA
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Job Description
Requisition ID: USW002008

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.


Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager, I/E Electronic & Instrumentation Technician will utilize strong knowledge of precision measurement science (Metrology), mathematics, physics, and electronics to test, calibrate, troubleshoot, maintain and repair instrumentation/controls. All duties must be performed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within GMP-regulated and non-GMP facilities. The incumbent will execute daily work assignments and ensure timely completion of all scheduled and unscheduled events for instrumentation systems controls, and analytical laboratory instruments. The individual in this role will collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data obtained during scheduled calibration and/or unscheduled work requests. This position will work in conjunction with Facilities, Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, and Quality Control Laboratory Departments to help the company and all of its personnel to reach their goals in providing a safe, clean, and efficient environment. Electronic and Instrument Technicians are part of the I/E Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent of "system imposed" limits. Based on business needs, I/E Technicians will perform maintenance activities including crossing between job groupings where skills are common. Portions of job requires working with voltages up to 600V and under the guidance of NFPA 70E.


Equipment (included but not limited to): Strong knowledge of instrumentation, PLCs and electronic and pneumatic loop control systems within the following disciplines: Analytical, Conductivity, DC and Low Frequency Electromagnetic Flow, Level, Mechanical, Optical, pH, Pressure, Temperature, Time, Speed and Weight.


DUTIES (Including but not limited to):
  • Perform routine calibrations of instrumentation.
  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, design, installation, and configuration of equipment, instrumentation and control systems:
  • Identify and correct measurement errors
  • Replace instrumentation and controls as needed
  • Maintain configuration management to ensure compliance of the system
  • Redline drawings, engineering documentation and other technical specifications
  • As necessary provide input and support for the design, installation, and upgrade of the instrumentation and control systems
  • Execute assignments to support Metrology, Facilities, and/or Engineering projects
  • Identify "Out of Tolerance" conditions and perform corrective actions to return the device to within specification. Participate with investigating and documenting the potential impact that the "Out of Tolerance" condition may have had on the instrumentation and process.
  • Develop and/or revise calibration procedures and job plans while looking for ways to improve how calibrations and troubleshooting is performed in an attempt to make those practices more efficient.
  • Provide support and training to peers to improve their abilities and increase their technical knowledge
  • Maintain instruments, standards and tools. Perform equipment inspection prior to and upon return from vendor certification and review associated documentation.

Job Type Full-time