Maintenance Technician Visa Sponsorship USA

Wilson, NC 27893
January 13, 2024
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Job Description





A Maintenance Apprenticeship programme is being implemented at the Wilson plant to support Packaging Operations. The Maintenance Apprenticeship Programme provides on-the-job training as well as formal classroom/lab training (Wayne Community College). The apprentice will concentrate on acquiring a variety of maintenance tasks, including:


  • Mechanical power transmission includes gearboxes, couplings, belts, chains, sprockets and other components.


  • Electrical – Control and High Voltages


  • TIG/MIG/Stick Welding Fundamentals


  • CAD stands for computer-aided design.


  • Hydraulics and pneumatics are two types of fluid power.


  • Manual and CNC Machining


  • Robotics, PLCs, VFDs, Servos, and other electronic devices.


  • Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Welding, and Fluid Power Diagrams and Schematics


The apprentice is a full-time, paid employee who will complete a development programme with the assistance of our technicians and maintenance managers during the apprenticeship. The graduate will receive the following after successfully completing the apprenticeship programme:


  • Journeyman’s Certificate (from the Departments of Labour in the United States and North Carolina)


  • Industrial Systems Technology, Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree


  • Transferable course credits for a bachelor’s degree, 2+2


  • The maintenance apprentice will begin as a 01-maintenance mechanic with the possibility of progressing to a 02-maintenance mechanic within four years if apprenticeship requirements and job performance satisfy expectations.


Among the responsibilities are:


  • All pharmaceutical production/process equipment is set up, changed over, and adjusted in accordance with current SOPs and Competency Based Training Modules. Executes experimental setups and trials of new setups as needed. After the initial test runs, save the data for future routine setups.


  • Determines proper settings and clearances, installs parts, and adjusts for given machine requirements during initial set-up and operations to accommodate various sizes and shapes of tablets, bottles, packages, fill volumes, and so on, as specified in set-up specifications or as needed to ensure adequate productivity.


  • Equipment is used to test synchronised timing, alignment, machine height, and other very simple fixed modifications.


  • Parts and equipment are disassembled and inspected to find the reason of incorrect operations. Repairs a machine with replacement parts and machine fabrications. Reassembles machinery using new or restored parts.


  • Cleans and lubricates machines on a regular basis, as well as performs other maintenance tasks to ensure the optimal running of all equipment.


  • Identifies the root cause of equipment malfunctions that occur while the equipment is in operation and, whenever possible, fixes and adapts the equipment to produce the least amount of production delay. Electrical and electronic repairs are examples of this.


  • Industrial control, measuring, and recording equipment is calibrated. Prepares precise GMP-compliant paperwork, recording measured data for file retention.


  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and generates inspection reports on equipment functioning and mechanical condition.


  • Maintains positive engagement and teamwork with other maintenance mechanics, as well as Operators, Engineers, and other MMD plant site workers both local and distant.


  • All Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and quality protocols are followed.


  • Maintains a clean working environment.


  • Fabricates machine and other parts utilising machine shop tools and raw materials.


  • Reads and interprets drawings, diagrams, and schematics, and performs maintenance troubleshooting and repairs.


  • Responsible for carrying out assignments in accordance with applicable regulatory (GMP’s) and department standard operating procedures that ensure the quality of our products.


  • Responsible for carrying out work in a safe manner by adhering to established safety procedures and employing appropriate safety equipment.






  • You must be at least 18 years old.


  • Requires a high school diploma or a general education degree (GED).


  • Willingness to learn new skills and learn about new products through classroom, hands-on, and virtual training.


  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities.


  • Excellent planning and prioritisation abilities.


  • The desire and mindset to succeed.


  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving abilities.


  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others in a fast-paced, dynamic setting.


  • The ability to be respectful, personable, and team-oriented while developing solid working connections and fostering a healthy work atmosphere.





All workers subject to this policy must have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in their present position before applying for available positions, according to Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement.

If you were offered a separation benefits package but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters specified in your separation package’s Summary Plan Description (SPD), you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. Please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor for a more detailed discussion.

Employees working in roles requiring routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, your employment may pose an undue burden on business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment or your employment may be terminated, as permitted by applicable law. Please also keep in mind that, where authorised by legislation, the Company reserves the right to demand COVID-19 immunisations for roles such as Global Employee Health, where the Company considers in its sole discretion that the nature of the work poses an enhanced risk of disease transmission.

Current employees should apply HERE.

Apply HERE if you are a current contingent worker.



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Hybrid Work Model in the United States

Employees in office-based positions in the United States will be working a Hybrid work schedule beginning September 5, 2023, consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday, and either Monday or Thursday, though the specific days may vary by site or organisation, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined that the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please keep in mind that this Hybrid work model guidance does not apply to roles marked as “remote.”


Representatives of Search Firms Please read this carefully.

Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited employment opportunities from search firms. Without a clear signed search agreement in place for this position, any CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company would be deemed the sole property of our organisation. If a candidate is employed by our organisation as a consequence of an agency reference and there is no pre-existing agreement, no fee will be paid. Introductions are position specific where agency agreements are in existence. No phone calls or emails, please.


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REQ ID: R272548 .