Merck Sharp & Dohme

Commercial Carpenter - Rahway

Rahway, NJ
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Job Description

Commercial Carpenter

Posted: Monday, 8/14/2023

Job Description

We aim to create workplace experiences that enable our people to be inspired to invent. Inside our organization, we provide workplace solutions that enable our people to do their very best work in safety. Outside our organization we ensure we protect the people around us, communities and the environment.

Our Sourcing team partner with the business to ensure efficient acquisition of goods and services that enables the commercialization of our medicines, vaccines and Animal Health products. We collaborate internationally and are grouped into center-led categories and regional operating teams.

Summary, Focus and Purpose

Provide Commercial Carpentry support to Facilities & Utilities for Rahway, New Jersey pharmaceutical research campus and future headquarters for our Company. Support day-to-day preventative and corrective maintenance for the campus. Experienced Carpenter with working knowledge of commercial building operations and able to maintain, install, repair, and troubleshoot facilities.

Key Functions

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work, including cabinetry

  • Proficient in the safe use of industrial powered machinery: Table saws, band saws, panel saws, radial arm saws etc.

  • Proficient in the safe use of hand powered tools: Drills, Routers, Belt sanders, grinders, steel nippers, skill saws, jig saws etc.

  • Ability to follow safety procedures and demonstrate safe work practices

  • Proficient skills in suspended ceiling installations and repair

  • Wall construction and repair. Metal studs, sheetrock and plywood

  • Proficient in the door & frame installations and repairs

  • Door Hardware installations: Mortise locks, panic bars, door closers, etc.

  • Flooring installations and repairs of vinyl coated tile VCT and ceramic tiles

  • Installation/dismantle of office furniture

  • Fabrication of crates for shipping

  • Build and dismantle scaffolding

  • Construct stairs and platforms

  • Maintain all shop tools and equipment

  • Fabricate parts by working from sketches, CAD, or verbal instructions

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a safe, efficient and clean operating condition

  • Assist in performing other duties, including work of other trades

  • Interactions with internal customers, external service providers and supports and contributes to maintenance planning process

  • Ensures compliance requirements, e.g. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), safety, environmental, goals are achieved

  • Supports a Target Zero Safety culture

  • Completes training requirements as defined in training plan | Provides complete written documentation of work including work orders, PM's, etc. and maintains cGMP records related to maintenance and repairs

  • Utilizes electronic technologies; electronic work order systems, e-training, and email


  • High School Graduate or equivalent, Vocation or technical school certification

  • Four years apprenticeship or eight years as an industrial Carpenter with increasing levels of responsibility

  • Principled verbal and written communications

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team

  • Familiar with all phases of industrial maintenance

Merck Sharp & Dohme At A Glance

At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities. You'll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. You'll collaborate with talented colleagues who share your sense of purpose. Our company will empower you to innovate, explore, and develop your full potential in our possibility-rich environment. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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