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Electrical Field Engineer


Elkhorn, NE, Midwest United States, USA



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Animal Health

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October 18, 2022

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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.


Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond and assists in recovery and repair of utilities and production equipment.

  • Troubleshoot failed electrical, mechanical, hydraulic & pneumatic components utilizing basic and advanced problem-solving techniques, will require knowledge of various levels of test equipment up to and including predictive maintenance tools.

  • Complete assigned preventative maintenance actions utilizing developed standards as prescribed by OEM and engineering specifications, includes minor and major overhauls, calibration, detailed inspections, and basic cleaning and lubricating.

  • Complete basic and advanced corrective action repairs supporting safety, quality, and equipment reliability.

  • Perform tolerance specific fabrication tasks utilizing shop equipment such as mills, lathes, drill press, welding methods.

  • Ability to utilize computerized maintenance management software such as SAP to review assigned work, generate work requirements, and document detail work completion.

  • Support training of autonomous maintenance work groups (equipment operators) in the areas of principles of operation, basic equipment inspection, and routine maintenance activities.

  • Participate in basic and advanced problem-solving initiatives intended to support site continual improvement, knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance and or Lean initiatives are desired.

  • Able to work in a team environment where honest communication, a positive attitude, engagement, and personal accountability is expected.


Required Skills:

  • Proven track record of safe work with demonstrated safety leadership examples.

  • Ability to troubleshoot AC & DC drives systems, PLC and electrical controls.

  • Working knowledge of motor controls, programmable control logic & input and output.

  • Knowledge of SAP systems as it pertains to maintenance and operations a plus.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

  • TPM/Lean knowledge and application, including continual improvement process application.

  • Strong mechanical, electrical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Knowledge of External Device Monitoring and Safety Relays.

  • Knowledge of electrical standards, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E

  • Strong electrical and mechanical troubleshoot skills (Hydraulic, pneumatic & mechanical drive systems, and Principle of operation)

  • Advance knowledge of electrical circuits (NEC, AC & DC circuits, 480V power distribution, industrial wiring).

  • Advance knowledeges of PLC / hardwire logic circuits knowledge

  • Knowledge and use of test equipment (amp meter, megger, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Motors, Drives, sensors.

  • Read and interpret machine, electrical and facility drawings

  • Familiar with CMMS and Control systems.

  • Ability to be self-managed performing work unsupervised, re-priorities as necessary

  • Must demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Good communication skills with operators, other technicians, and resources.

  • Ability to analyze data and make decisions/recommendations based on analysis.

  • Ability to integrate into all parts of the operation to support the facility in achieving our goals & objectives

  • Able to work weekends & extended shifts (i.e. 10 hrs., 12 hrs.)

  • Understand how automated equipment and its components work.

  • Remain proficient with the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of industrial electrical control systems, electromechanical systems, instrumentation, and fluid power.

  • Properly use mechanical and electrical tools and diagnostic instruments.

  • Understand the operating principles and function of the electrical control and power components and circuits utilized in automated equipment.

  • Operate, troubleshoot, and diagnose industrial circuits used in control and distribution.

  • Have knowledges of Arch Flash, LOTO, PTWs, etc.)




Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • High School diploma with a minimum of 6 years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Associates degree with a minimum of 4 years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment


Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted 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 

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.



In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.


If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.


US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.


We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 


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Requisition ID:R178200

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Job Post Date: 08/19/22
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