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Merck & Co. Inc.






West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant Linked to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.


Under the supervision of the Maintenance and Utilities Supervisor and direction of the maintenance team leader, installs, aligns and repairs various types of machinery. Performs rigging, welding and fabrication. Make modifications using necessary materials. Perform maintenance on any equipment or facilities which their skills support in a compliant quality manner. Millwrights are part of the Mechanical Technician work group and will primarily allocate work assignments within their job grouping with no inherent or “system imposed” limits. Based on business needs, Mechanical 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 utilizing or performing within significant business systems (e. g., CMMS data, planning, procurement, and scheduling) including the authority to assign, coordinate, and maintain work for others.


Gas, heli-arc and electrical welding equipment, miscellaneous hand tools, power metal saws, drill press, rigging equipment, squares, dial indicators, laser alignment equipment, calipers, micrometers and other gauges required in millwright work. Motors, pumps, drives, drive chains, belt drives, mechanical seals, gear boxes, mechanical clutches, rigging, welding, conveyor systems, steam turbines, gas turbines, fork trucks, man lifts, hydraulic and pneumatics, cylinders, air compressors, air handler, chiller towers, fans, dust collectors, shafts and bearings.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Performs preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs on industrial and utility equipment, including but not limited to waste heat and co-generation equipment and operating equipment.

  • Dismantles, lays out, moves and installs various types of machines, equipment, and vessels.

  • Repairs equipment by installing bushings, sprockets, bearings, adjustable belts, packing glands, seals and gaskets. Analyzes problems and takes appropriate corrective action(s).

  • Repairs broken parts by welding, brazing, cutting, or spot welding. Fabricates new parts for machinery, and equipment using gas, heli-arc and electrical welding equipment. Uses plasma cutting equipment. Works with brass, cast iron, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastics and synthetic materials.

  • Operates equipment necessary to core drill or bore masonry and concrete. Installs anchors and fasteners and machine faces.

  • Constructs rigging necessary to move equipment. Also constructs rigging for other crafts.

  • Tests equipment for pressure leaks. Also inspects sealing components, O-rings, seals, gaskets and machine faces.

  • Installs grout, shims, etc., necessary to set and/or level equipment.

  • Lubricates new equipment or existing equipment upon repair and assembly.

  • Attends and actively participates in HAZOPS, waste walkthroughs, Kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety or environmental training/initiatives as required.

  • Prepares and assists technicians, supervisors, etc. in preparing labor and material estimates.

  • Enters/charges labor hours using the computerized maintenance management system and uses the Office Suite software where applicable.

  • Assists supervision with the assigning, scheduling and prioritization of work order request using the maintenance management systems.

  • Makes recommendations and prepares orders for parts, spare parts, additional stock room items, tools, etc.

  • Consults with supervision and other mechanics on problem resolution/troubleshooting. Keeps supervision informed of problem issues.

  • Installs/repairs vibration analysis parts, records vibration readings, reports and data, as requested.

  • Write, execute, and complete safety permits

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Completion of a formal millwright apprentice program that is approved by the United States Department of Labor or equivalent.

  • Graduate of a recognized trade school with subjects that include blueprint reading, welding, brazing, and the use of various types of instruments and tools to repair and align machines and equipment.

  • Verified Military training equivalent to a recognized/accredited trade school or journeyman apprenticeship program


  • Additional training as a machinist, welder, including mechanical expertise in the food and pharmaceutical industry.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Three years of recent Industrial experience “Verified” as a millwright. Experience must include repairing a broad range of industrial machinery and equipment on both a large and small scale. Experience must include brazing and welding (gas, heli-arc, and electrical) also rigging, hoists, man-lifts, fork truck operation or hydraulic cranes.

  • The completion of four years of on-the-job training as a part of a formal millwright/mechanical technician apprentice program.

  • Three years recent (within the last 7 years) full-time military experience as a millwright.


  • Broad experience as a machinist or as an industrial mechanic with food or pharmaceutical background. Man-lift or fork truck operation

Equipment or Machinery Operated:

Welding – Arc/MIG/TIG, plasma cutter, oxyacetylene cutting and brazing, miscellaneous hand tools, micrometers, Vernier calipers, dial indicators, power metals saws, drill presses, band saw, rigging equipment – chain blocks/hydraulic jacks/hoist/slings, etc., squares, leveling devices and levels, ladders, hydraulic presses, bearing pullers, specialty tooling, platform lifts, fork trucks, grinders, grease guns, and pneumatic tools. In addition, they must test equipment for pressure and leaks as well as inspect sealing components: ‘O’-rings, seals, gaskets, and machine faces.

Special Skills or Abilities:

  • Ability to read blueprints, drawings, technical manuals and based on them, performs necessary operations for the installation and/or repair of equipment.

  • Certified in/for Hand Signals.

Special Job Features:

Some heavy lifting, use of solvents, being around and/or in contact with dirt and dust, heat and cold, loud operating equipment, must wear safety shoes, glasses, fall protection, and any other types of PPE necessary to perform work. May be required to carry a pager and/or a radio, subject to immunizations. To be able to use material handling equipment and man lifts.


  • Required to take immunizations as prescribed by our Company Health Services Department.

  • Must wear Company issued uniform per our Company SOP.

  • Position is subject to a probationary period.



Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s dedicated to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

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Requisition ID:R78452