Mar 19, 2019

Sr Maintenance Technician / Stationary Engineer (3rd shift rotating)

  • Merck
  • Elkhorn, NE, US

Job Description

Requisition ID: EQU000492

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. 

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. 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 Maintenance Technician position is available at the Merck Animal Health facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska, located on the West end of Omaha. The Elkhorn facility is expanding operations to manufacture animal vaccines and biologics.  


Work with a dedicated and talented team to manage the facility/mechanic and automation needs of the Elkhorn Production site. Assigned duties vary based on experience and may include the following:

  • Assist with new equipment installation.
  • Ensure equipment is in top working order through regular and preventative maintenance
  • Evaluate and maintain equipment to ensure or improve safety and production efficiency
  • Interpret mechanical drawings, construction drawings and machine manuals
  • Conduct daily boiler rounds and facility checks.
  • Utilize technical equipment to include computers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, etc.


Education Requirement:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and work as a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
  • Practical problem solving skills required
  • Must be able to read and or understand written and verbal policy, instruction and directions in English 
  • City of Omaha 3rd Grade Stationary Engineer’s license
  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Two years experience related to mechanics/automation/HVAC and equipment set-up and alignment.  


  • Merck pays a competitive salary with an annual bonus, overtime pay for work over 40 hours and higher differential pay for nights and weekends
  • Attractive benefit packages with health, dental, and vision insurance for self and family 
  • 401k match and Pension benefits
  • Minimum 3 weeks’ vacation plus 10 holidays and 4 Shutdown days (prorated first year)

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Equip. Maintenance Tech. Spec.
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 3rd
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: Merck

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