Instrumentation Technician Job
Date: Jul 22, 2009
Location: Durham, NC, US
Merck & Co. Inc., established in 1891, is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first.
Join us and experience our culture first-hand – one of strong ethics & integrity, diversified experiences and a resounding passion for improving human health. 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 Instrumentation Technician is responsible for providing instrumentation and controls support for the vaccine operations areas (weigh/dispense, media, stabilizer/prep, thaw/pool, filling, capping/inspection, etc.) located in aseptic and clean room environments. The instrument technician works within a team to perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities. Evaluates instrumentation performance, completes calculations, and resolves deviations. Develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preventative maintenance (PM) plans/calibration procedures, as required. Follows proper procedures for maintaining equipment, supplies and facilities in a clean room environment. Responsible for written documentation of activities. Actively supports, participates and embraces an empowered team culture including significant interaction with Quality, Technical Operations, Engineering and other support groups.
Must be flexible to perform all of the following functions and other tasks as needed:
o Design, assembly, installation, adjustment, testing, cleaning, calibration, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of plant instrumentation and electronic systems such as controllers, transmitters, indicators, plant and laboratory analyzers, and weighing systems
o Perform on-going maintenance of aseptic/clean room area
o Follow instructions for completion of job tasks.
o Complete written documentation of work performed.
o Provide training to other site personnel
o Flexible schedule required to support start-up activities
o Responsible for working as part of an empowered team to achieve site mission, vision and goals through:
o Efficient and safe operation of equipment
o Compliance with current good manufacturing procedures(cGMP), safety and environmental requirements/regulations/guidelines
o Effective communication
The successful candidate for this position will work day light hours in the beginning of his/her employment however it will be required to move to a non-day light shift position on a regular basis. You must be willing to be able to work in this capacity.
· High School Diploma or GED
· Effective calibration/troubleshooting skills
· Ability to communicate and work in a highly effective team environment
· Ability to manage multiple priorities and advance several tasks in parallel
· Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
· Operation/use of general hand and power tools, instruments and testing apparatus common to the electronic and instrumentation fields
· Ability to read P&ID’s, electrical drawings, blueprints, PLC ladder logic, etc
· Experience in aseptic or GMP/regulated manufacturing environment
· Ability to work with and troubleshoot computer control equipment, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
Consistently cited as a great place to work, we discover, develop, manufacture and market a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. Each of our employees is joined by an extraordinary sense of purpose – bringing Merck’s finest achievements to people around the world .
We offer an excellent salary and an industry-ranked benefits program, including tuition reimbursement, work-life balance initiatives and developmental programs at all levels. Merck’s retirement package includes a pension plan and one of the best 401(k) plans in the nation.
merck.com/careers to create a profile and your resume for requisition # PRO007495.
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
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Primary Location: US-NC-Durham-RTP
Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh
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