Process Engineer, Senior Specialist, Global Engineering Solutions (GES) Job

Date: Sep 2, 2018

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: CHE005619

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD 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.

Due to continued growth and investment, MSD are hiring a Senior Specialist Engineer. The Senior Specialist will be a Process Project Engineer in Global Engineering Solutions, participate in a high performing team and be responsible for implementation of capital project scope and technical studies that support MSD business objectives. Reporting to a Technology Director, the Senior Specialist will demonstrate increasing degrees of responsibility to lead or support project deliverables ranging from business case development, process design/specification, vendor management, commissioning & qualification, and through process implementation & realization of the solution.

The Senior Specialist will primarily support the Large Molecule Biologics/Vaccines/Sterile lines of business with opportunity to be exposed to multiple business areas; and is expected to develop and maintain advanced technical knowledge in their respective area(s) of expertise. Initial focus for this role will be on projects on our Cork site.  

The Senior Specialist will exhibit sound leadership and exemplary collaboration, communication, and vendor management skills; and guide projects through the Capital Management stage gate process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads or supports process design efforts for capital projects, providing innovative solutions that meet business objectives

  • Collaborates with a team in the evaluation of alternative solutions and the development of project scope

  • Leads aspects of preliminary designs, including P&ID development and HAZOP facilitation

  • Ensures that deliverables conform to MSD standards and practices, and are technically sound

  • Provides technical guidance during project implementation, including C&Q, to assure viability of technology in proposed configuration

  • Liaises with other technical functions to ensure successful technology transfers of new and in-line products

  • Collaborates with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work 

  • Percent of travel: >25% for projects assignments outside of primary location. Travel and flexibility in project assignment location is required; assignments may require short term travel assignments



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or applicable Science

  • 5 yrs experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry in engineering, manufacturing or process development, ideally in vaccines or biologics

  • Experience with an equipment life cycle approach including specification, selection, testing & commissioning, troubleshooting and qualification

  • Understanding of hygienic design and unit operations specific to biologic manufacturing and/or aseptic processing

  • Excellent collaboration and engagement as a team player with dependable interpersonal and communication skills

  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

Project/time management skills which deliver on time and quality work

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

Job: Chemical Engineering
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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