(Senior) Mechanical Process Engineer - Technical Operations Job

Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: Oss, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: PRO018920

Do you enjoy adding to the production of a wide range of medicines that give people a better life all around the world? Do you also enjoy being part of a team to help a large scale production organization where mechanical precision equipment processes and a wide range of components, semi-products and materials are essential?

Technical Operations offers a free position for an engaged Mechanical or Applied Physics (or comparable) Engineer with feeling for packaging-, producthandling, or comparable mechanical production processes.

As our new colleague, you will be in the lead for, or participating in, one or more projects that run at MSD and in MSD Global teams.
It requires that you can work effectively in a complex, local- and global oriented environment. In addition to the knowledge that you have to offer, good communication skills and keeping an overview are essential in this position.

• Defining, specifying and purchasing new packaging equipment together with the internal customer and other stakeholders and setting up and executing Qualifications on this equipment;
• Introducing new products into the production departments;
• Up-scaling of production processes due to increased demand for products and / or reducing the operational costs of existing products;
• Setting up, executing, reporting and / or coordinating investigations and changes for the improvement of existing equipment and production processes;
• Leading or contributing to investigations resulting from deviations in the production processes and or Out Of Spec situations.

The department and the function
Pharmaceutical Operations Oss (PO) is running high end production, packaging and distribution of medicines for mainly contraception, fertility and anesthesia in a highly regulated GMP environment. In addition to tablets (solids) and parenterals (steriles) production, special products such as contraceptive implants and vaginal rings are produced based on polymer technology.
Technical Operations (TO) is a department within PO. This so called Center of Excellence consists of sections that provide technical and technological support to the production organization of MSD in Oss. The sections solids, steriles, polymerics and packaging are giving product and process support to production.

The Mechanical Process Engineer reports to the lead of the section Packaging.

For this position we would like an enthusiastic, engaged and above all self-managing professional who complies to the following job requirements:

• In possession of a fully completed technical education, at least at bachelor level (e.g. mechanical engineering, applied physics);
• Strong affinity with mechanical packaging-, product handling-, or equivalent processes;
• Demonstrated experience in executing / realizing multidisciplinary projects in a complex organization;
• Able to assure enough in-depth technological knowledge while maintaining an overview;
• Able to communicate at different levels- and connect people within a complex organization;
• Strong in analytical thinking, and able to lead and approach problems from different perspectives (Scientific problem solving);
• Excellent in the English language in word and writing, and preferably Dutch speaking (or is willing to learn the Dutch language quickly);
• At least 2 years of working experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or an equivalent strongly regulated environment is an advantage.
• Knowledge and experience with equipment and process qualifications is an advantage;
• Knowledge and experience with Lean and Six Sigma is an advantage.

About MSD
Today's MSD is a world leader in healthcare and contributes to a healthy world. With our medicines, vaccines, biological therapies and support services we offer innovative treatments for better health of people and animals in more than 140 countries. We are actively involved in better access to health care. We do this with extensive policies, programs and partnerships. Some 4500 employees work at MSD in the Netherlands at three different main locations.


MSD as an employer
Time and time again encountering new challenges, that is something you should like when you want to start working at MSD. Because continuous improvement is one of our motives. This applies to both work processes and employees. Drive, teamwork and own initiative are of great importance. At MSD you can develop in many ways. In depth, by specializing in your profession. But also by broadening yourself and growing towards a managerial position. Internationally or very locally, there are countless other possibilities to take steps in your career, to rotate in positions or to grow in your position. Working at MSD is working in a dynamic high-tech environment of international allure, which is strongly rooted locally in Oss, Haarlem and Boxmeer.


Our employees are the key to the success of our company. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by, among other things, offering a competitive employment package. Our conditions offer support to the different goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees and those who are most dear to them.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required  - This text will be posted online:Please take care to remove any potentially discriminatory information – if in doubt speak to R&S. MSD is an equal opportunities organisation.


If you recognize yourself in this interesting role, we invite you to apply online by submitting your CV and English motivation letter.


Job: Process Engineering
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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