Site Engineering Safety Systems Lead Job

Date: Jun 30, 2018

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: ENG003014

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.


Purpose of Role:

This role is to lead the Engineering Safety Programs for Process Safety and Machinery and Equipment Safety. This is a site support role and will require providing leadership and support to the team and also interacting with site stakeholders. This is a high profile role both on site and also due to the management of above site stakeholders.


Activities Within Role:

  • Engage with above site stakeholders to understand the global Engineering and EHS standards associated with Process Safety and Equipment and Machinery Safety.

  • Lead a team of 4 Engineers.

  • Develop and Deliver a site plan ensuring site compliance with the global standards.

  • Set up systems on-site that ensure that on-site processes, systems and procedures ensure compliance to the corporate standards.

  • Act as site point of contact for process safety and machinery compliance requests/queries.

  • Ensure that all process changes and projects have the correct assessements to ensure compliance ahead of becoming operational.

  • Ensure that all relevant documentation is to the required standard and filed appropriately for reference.

  • Ensure the site HAZOP register is upto date and schedule periodic  review Hazops as per site schedule.

  • Assist in trouble shooting issues.

  • Site Approval of safety calculations for sizing of explosion relief devices.

  • Conduct safety audits and continuously improve the Site safety management systems

  • Oversee introduction of new products to the site from a process safety perspective.

  • Review plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements.

  • Lead internal site audits.

  • Understand the function of safety devices on machinery and direct the installation of controls based on these devices.

  • Review Corporate EHS Policies, Procedures, and Programs, provide technical expertise review and recommend improvements where necessary and apply knowledge of internal policies, regulations, and industrial processes.

  • Provide mentoring and training for site personnel.

  • Perform other activities as assigned.

Continuous Improvements:

Use Lean principles to deliver a cost efficient operating model for commercial production while not compromising EHS and Quality standards.

Coaching and Training:

Coaching others by sharing your skill-set and expertise.


Reports to:

Associate Director, Engineering Centre of Excellence.




Job Experience:

  • 5+ Years working in a regulated environment in a similar role.



  • Bachelor of Chemical or Mechanical Engineering in a related discipline.



    Skill-Set Expected:

  • Ability to work on own initiative to resolve issues.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to muti-task and work to tight deadlines.



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.



Job: Engineering Generic
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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