Engineering Technician

Posted 23 May 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 249399



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

The Engineering Technician is a Project Commissioning and Start up support position on the Technical Operations team at the Hometown plant. This role will assist the local Operations team with completion of Management of Change action items and Safety Incident investigations. In this role you will be both an individual contributor as well as a team member that will aid various project and plant engineering functions during the execution of large and small capital projects. In this role you may travel up to 15% both domestic and internationally. The typical schedule for this role is Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, with overtime required as necessary. This will include the following:

  • Assist with developing engineering packages
  • Develop scope of work for demolition of existing equipment
  • Assist with P&ID development and verification
  • Provide plant interface with the contractor (EPC) as needed to resolve field construction issues
  • Develop commissioning and initial operating procedures
  • Resolve Hazard Review action items
  • Work from written /verbal instructions, specifications, technical manuals, and engineering drawings


Physical Attributes:

  • Lift, push, and or pull up to 50lbs.
  • Use of hand-held inspection devices for various commissioning support functions i.e. dew pointers, gas analyzers, flammability and oxygen detectors


Who You Are: 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing process environment 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or higher
  • Experience handling flammables, corrosives, oxidizers, or toxic chemicals
  • Certification in repairs & maintenance
  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Experience with welding, defect analysis
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within an organization
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and basic computer skills
  • Excellent writing skills sufficient to compose and edit a variety of documents, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and proofread work carefully
  • Ability to work in a flexible way that allows for changes in assignments and priorities depending upon identified needs of the unit
  • Proven organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to perform routine, repetitive tasks accurately
  • Keyboarding skills with experience using Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Ability to use hand tools, small power tools, and test equipment
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately, and independently in a fast-paced environment

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit


If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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