Instrument Technician (Continuous Recruitment)
Merck - West Point, PA

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The Maintenance & Repair Site Services group within Vaccines, Sterile Formulation & Filling is seeking a qualified individuals for Instrument TechniciansPLEASE NOTE: These positions will likely be off shift, 2nd or 3rd to include at least a Saturday and/or Sunday.Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following: Under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and direction of the maintenance team leader, assembles, installs, tests, cleans, maintains and troubleshoots plant instrumentation and electronic systems such as controllers, recorders, indicators, plant and laboratory analyzers, electronic controls, public address and video systems and weighing systems, such as electronic and mechanical scales and load cells. Instrument technicians will perform maintenance on any equipment or facilities which their skills support in a compliant quality manner.Instrument Technicians are part of the IE Technician work group and will primarily share work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or "system imposed" limits. Based on business needs I/E 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 (eg. Maximo data, planning, procurement, and scheduling) including the authority to assign, coordinate, and maintain work for others.Position uses general tools and testing apparatus common to the instrument and electronic field.Qualifications Education: High School diploma or equivalent with courses in Algebra and Trigonometry..Graduate of an instrumentation course from a accredited trade school or technical institute with subjects covering both mechanical and electronic instrument control systems and component maintenance (2 years minimum), or Completion of a formal 5-year instrument technician apprentice program, including work on both mechanical and electronic instrument control systems and component maintenanceRequired: Minimum of four (4) years MI time experience (8,000 hours) as a journeyman instrument technician with broad spectrum of experience involving pneumatic, mechanical and electronic repairs or, the completion of five (5) years of on-the-job training as part of a formal instrument technician apprentice program.

Ability to read schematics and drawings.Ability to analyze electronic and instrumentation problems and take appropriate corrective action.Job involves some heavy lifting, exposure to heat and cold, dirt and dusts as well as wearing safety shoes and glasses .Successful candidate must obtain all required titers, including but not limited to Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Varicella and Hepatitis A prior to start date. Preferred: Previous experience working in the pharmaceutical industry

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Merck makes medicines for a number of maladies, from stuffy noses and asthma to hypertension and arthritis. The pharmaceutical giant's...