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VMF Instrumentation/Metrology Coach Job Durham United States,  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 27 April 2017

Project Description

VMF Instrumentation/Metrology Coach-PRO015440


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company  one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

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.

General Summary:

Under the direction of the Plant Engineering Director, provide maintenance/operations support for utility & manufacturing process equipment. The VMF Instrumentation/Metrology Coach is responsible for providing instrumentation (metrology) and controls support for manufacturing areas. The instrument coach directs a team to perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities. Evaluates instrumentation performance, completes calculations, and resolves deviations. Develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preventative maintenance (PM) plans/calibration procedures, as required. Follows proper procedures for maintaining equipment, supplies and facilities in manufacturing areas. Responsible for written documentation of activities. Actively supports, participates and embraces a team culture including significant interaction with Quality, Technical Operations, Engineering and other support groups.

General Profile:

- Manages contractors
- Contributes to the performance and results of a department
- Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
- Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager
- Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues or contractors
- Anticipates and interprets client and/or customer needs to identify solutions
- Works as a liaison between Plant Engineering and other Site Business Partners
- Contributes to the performance

Business Expertise:

- Applies skills to align work activities with department objectives
- Extensive industrial experience involving manufacturing systems and monitoring is needed

Functional Expertise:

- Design, assembly, installation, adjustment, testing, cleaning, calibration, spare part identification, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of plant instrumentation and electronic systems such as controllers, transmitters, indicators, plant and laboratory analyzers, and weighing systems
- Follow instructions for completion of job tasks.
- Complete written documentation of work performed.
- Provide training to direct reports.
- Flexible schedule required to support start-up activities
- Responsible for working as part of an empowered team to achieve site mission, vision and goals through:
- Efficient and safe operation of equipment
- Compliance with current good manufacturing procedures(cGMP), safety and environmental requirements/regulations/guidelines
- Effective communication

Problem Solving:

- Identifies and resolves technical and operational problems; collaborates with direct reports/peers to resolve problems
- that cross into inter-related units
- Has a strong problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving. Able to examine an issue from
- diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand
- and resolve root cause.
- Assist with trouble shooting all manufacturing equipment on an as needed basis which includes, but not limited to,
- instrument calibration and functionality.
- Provide direction in overseeing corrective, preventive and proactive maintenance tasks as needed to maintain manufacturing equipment.



- Communicates information, asks questions and checks for understanding
- Accountability
- Accountable for the performance of plant engineering energy center systems
- Decision Making
- Makes decisions  guided by policies, guidelines, and procedures  that impact the department s ability to meet performance objectives
- Consults on an as-needed basis with next-level manager on more complex decisions and/or issues that impact other units with inter-related processes

Strategic Planning:

- Adapts and implements departmental plans and priorities based on division scorecard to address local business, service and operational challenges
- Consults on an as-needed basis with next-level manager for newly identified priorities


Education Minimum Requirement:

- BA/BS degree in technical related field

Required Experience and Skills:

- 5 years of maintenance/metrology experience working in the consumer products, foods, or pharma industries.
- 5 years of managerial experience
- Ability to work with and troubleshoot computer control equipment, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
- Instrumentation troubleshooting skills are essential: must possess the skills to be immediately effective in this area without further skills training
- Must be able to read electrical prints, P&IDs, and understand P&ID control loops
- This individual must have excellent documentation and verbal communication skills
- Must possess the ability to work effectively with peers, and display strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Metrology & pharma experience is preferred.

Our employees are the key to our company s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:
Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster
EEOC GINA Supplement

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran  proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Production / Maintenance

Job Title:Mgr, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-NC-Durham

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Engineer, Instrumentation, Electrical, Strategic Planning, Laboratory, Engineering, Strategy, Science


Durham, NC, US

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