Vaccines IPT Utilities Engineering Manager Job

Date: Jul 5, 2018

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: ENG003308

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.


The Vaccines Utility Engineering Manager is accountable for ensuring that the Utilities team provide compliant and safe Utilities for the Vaccines IPT. This is a leadership role and the successful incumbent is responsible for full management of there area from compliance (Quality and EHS), people, budgets, minor project execution, sponsorship for larger area projects and risk management.


The Vaccines Utility Engineering Manager  is responsible for actively participating in the Tier process to manage and proactively resolve utility issues before they impact the business priorities.


The Vaccines Utility Engineering Manager  will be an active member within the Engineering Team providing support, guidance, and striving for Engineering excellence to ensure the success of the IPT.


Primary activities/responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to the Utility team (Size of 10 consisting of Engineers and Craft members)

  • Accountable for and responsible for IPT clean steam, WFI, gas distribution system.

  • Ensure that the team are compliant with all Quality and EHS standards and guidelines. Act as a role model for compliance.

  • Ensure costs are controlled and tracked within the department. Ensure that as a site we obtain ‘value for money’ from vendors. Escalate and manage any cost concerns.

  • Develop the Vacciens IPT team ensuring that regular discussions occur, developmental plans exist and hold regular progress meetings with team members.

  • Ensure all known risks are captured on the department risk register and mitigation plans as appropriate are in palce.

  • Be an active participant within the Engineering team sharing best practices.

  • Ensure supply of high quality product through equipment availability, maximize performance of Utility equipment and identify/implement continuous process improvement initiatives.

  • Sound Engineering stewardship, staffing resource planning maintenance scheduling and control e.g. shutdown activities, vendor management, change control.

  • Recommend best practice approaches in line with global and local standards.

  • Participate in efficiency and streamlining projects which contribute to site initiatives and contribute to increased safety, process improvement cost saving etc.

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Job Experience:

  • 5+ Years working in a similar role within the bio pharma industry.

  • Experience of working within a maintenance function within another industry an advantage.

  • Good Written and verbal communication skills.

  • Identify key stakeholders and develop a relationship of trust.

  • Interact with above site personnel to understand changes and promote the site.

  • Solid engineering acumen.

  • Demonstrated capability to communicate effectively across multiple teams

  • Solid business acumen.


  • Degree qualification (Engineering).

  • Chartered Engineer.

Lean Six Sigma qualification or experience of application of Lean principles is an advantage

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.

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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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