Sr. Utility Engineer:
Merck USA

Merck USA
Wilson North Carolina
Requisition ID: MAI000679

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. 

Support Plant Engineering with trouble shooting, operating, and maintaining equipment which includes but not limited to:

  • CTUs, HVAC equipment, potable water systems, pretreatment and purified water systems, clean steam systems, compressed air systems, and chill/glycol water systems, house vacuum/dust collection systems, BAS/PLC systems. 
  • Responsible for supporting MMD division and site mission by assuring products and services are of the highest quality, optimal cost, and delivered on schedule.  
  • Responsible for supporting departmental vision that will provide for continuous improvement in all aspects of the operation.  
  • Must be able to function in a team-based employee involvement culture. 
  • Identifies and demonstrates a working knowledge of customer and supplier requirements.  
  • Seeks ideas and information on how to improve internal and external customer service.   

All positions require proficiency in the following Competencies/Leadership Behaviors/Skills:   

  • Empowering leadership
  • Flexibility 
  • Motivation
  • Functional Excellence
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Results-Oriented
  • Problem-Solving
  • Communication



  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline required. 


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Industrial Plant Engineering with emphasis on utility maintenance/operations
  • Working knowledge of BAS systems, instrument systems, plumbing systems, voltage distribution systems, steam systems, and all other Plant Utility Systems. 
  • Must have experience and a good working knowledge of good industrial maintenance practices. 
  • Must have good working knowledge of computer maintenance management systems.   
  • Extensive knowledge of industrial utility and building automation systems 
  • Proficiency in the use and knowledge of PCs (Hardware & Software) including project management, word processing, spread sheet applications, and Microsoft Windows platform is required.
  • BAS, HVAC and instrumentation troubleshooting skills are essential:  must possess the skills to be immediately effective in this area without further training
  • Must be able to read electrical prints, P&ID’s, and understand P&ID control loops
  • Strong mechanical and electrical skills
  • Extensive industrial experience involving utility system generation, distribution and control are required, including a strong knowledge of steam, compressed air, refrigeration and water systems.
  • 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.

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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Company Trade Name: Merck
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