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Reliability Engineer Electrical & Instrumentation Job

Date: Oct 26, 2017

Location: Oss, NB, NL

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: MAN003931

For the Biotech organization in Oss (The Netherlands) we are currently recruiting a:

Reliability Engineer Electrical & Instrumentation

About MSD
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Department
MSD Biotech Oss is located at the two sites near Oss, NL. Over 1500 employees work in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological production in MSD Oss. Within MSD Biotech, novel biologic active ingredients (“Drug Substance”) are manufactured, including medicines for fertility, diabetes, and oncology. We have global partners in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific to ensure medicines are delivered in a safe, reliable and cost-effective way.

The Biotech Facilities and Engineering team is providing asset management, reliability engineering and facilities management support to the Biologics organization located in Oss. The Biologics organization consists out of 2 main groups: Biotech Production (BT) and Global Vaccines and Biologics Commercialization (GVBC). The Facilities and engineering team is providing the services together with internal and external local and global partners with a strong focus on business continuity, cost effectiveness, safety and compliance.

For more information about MSD Biotech, please watch the MSD Biotech Oss video below.

The Position
The Reliability Engineer Electrical & Instrumentation will have oversight of the site Electrical infra-structure and ensure that all electrical equipment is maintained, modified and improved in line with the electrical compliance guidelines (Installatie-verantwoordelijke NEN3140). You will provide support and direction to the Center of Expertise (CoE)/ Integrated Production Team (IPT) to manage the site electrical infrastructure and calibration programs and ensure that electrical / calibration programs on site are compliant with all regulations.
You will be responsible for implementing the Biotech reliability program by executing the long term program for both utility and process installations. You will be working closely together with the other team members as well as the Production and Maintenance teams, other CoE’s and above site groups to ensure that the Global Asset Management and Reliability Engineering program is successfully applied for production equipment and utilities.
Working as a Reliability Engineer EI, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and improving electrical safety and compliance (Installatieverantwoordelijke NEN3140);

  • Compliance of the calibration program with quality and EHS policies;

  • Building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and acting as a first point of contact for electrical safety and calibration compliance;

  • Representing Biotech in regulatory and corporate audits for fields of expertise;

  • Serving as a technical liaison for capital projects to ensure reliability, maintainability and operability of proposed new equipment;

  • Leading investigations into long term reliability problems using a data driven/ six sigma approach to analyze performance, developing and implementing solutions to reduce costs, improving equipment uptime and the effectiveness of asset maintenance throughout the site;

  • Staying tuned with new developments in the field of electrical and calibration solutions and initiating founded proposals for improvements;

  • Implementing global quality policies for maintenance and calibration;

  • Monitoring and reporting of the maintenance and reliability performance.


  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent;

  • Certified or willing to certify for IV NEN3140

  • At least 5 years of experience in operation, engineering, construction, commissioning or maintenance of electrical installations;

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing or food operations environment;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects;

  • Pro-active attitude with an improvement mindset and strong analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English.


  • Experience with project engineering, construction and commissioning & qualification;

  • Experience with support of regulatory and corporate audits;

  • Experience with Six Sigma and/ or Lean and/ or TPM principles, such as Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques, Standardized work, Scientific problem solving (PDCA), Inclusion, Value stream mapping.

A good place to work
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.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Ron Verweij, Asset and Reliability Management Lead, via: +31 412 66 3398 or Hans Hollebek, Associate Director Facilities and Engineering, via: +31 412 66 3486 / +31 6 1511 9298.

If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter.

Recruitment Agency / Search Firm representatives please note:
MSD will not accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies / search firms under any circumstances. In order to present CVs to MSD, your Recruitment Agency / Search Firm will have been invited to work on a specific vacancy and have Terms of Business signed and agreed with the relevant Recruitment and Staffing Regional Lead. Should you send CVs for a vacancy that you have not been specifically invited to work on to any employee at MSD (via email, post, internet, Taleo or any other method), these will be deemed the sole property of MSD. MSD will pay no introduction fee to the Recruitment Agency / Search Firm if a candidate is hired as a result of an agency introduction under these circumstances.

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