Power Plant Technician - I/E

Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: West Point, PA, US

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Requisition ID: USW002216

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.

Responsibilities include:
  • Perform routine calibrations of instrumentation and boilers.
  • Supports Power Turbine calibrations and operations.
  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, design, installation, and configuration of equipment, instrumentation and control systems
    • Identify and correct measurement errors
    • Replace instrumentation and controls as needed
    • Maintain configuration management to ensure compliance of the system
    • Red-line drawings, engineering documentation and other technical specifications
    • As necessary provide input and support for the design, installation, and upgrade of the instrumentation and control systems
    • Execute assignments to support Metrology, Facilities, and/or Engineering projects
    • Identify “Out of Tolerance” conditions and perform corrective actions to return the device to within specification.  Participate with investigating and documenting the potential impact that the “Out of Tolerance” condition may have had on the instrumentation and process.
    • Develop and/or revise calibration procedures and job plans while looking for ways to improve how calibrations and troubleshooting is performed in an attempt to make those practices more efficient.
    • Provide support and training to peers to improve their abilities and increase their technical knowledge
    • Maintain instruments, standards and tools. Perform equipment inspection prior to and upon return from vendor certification and review associated documentation.
  • Attend and actively participates in initiatives to support the business.
  • Prepares and assists technicians, power plant operators, managers and planner/schedulers in preparing labor/material estimates.
  • Assists supervision with the assigning, scheduling and prioritization of work order requests using maintenance management systems.
  • Makes recommendations and prepares orders for spare parts, additional stock room items, tools, etc.
  • Consults with supervision and other mechanics on problem resolution/troubleshooting.  Keeps supervision informed of problem issues.

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED).

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Boiler experience-standard calibration, maintenance and control systems.
  • Steam Distribution systems, DCS, and process control systems.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Graduate of an Electronics and Instrumentation course a plusfrom a recognized technical institute with subjects covering electronic
  • Gas Turbines (GE) and Continuous Emissions Monitoring systems exp a plus.
  • Instrumentation Technical Training Certificate (ISA-CCST) or equivalent A plus
  • Trained in Electrical Safety NFPA-70E (144 hours of formal instruction on electrical safety, electrical system, electronics) a plus

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. 

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.
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Job: USW, LOCAL 2-86
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 2nd
Hazardous Materials: None
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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