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Chemical Engineer – 2 year fixed term contract Job

Date: Nov 6, 2017

Location: Tipperary, IE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: CHE005654

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.



As an engineer in the Process Development and Commercialisation department, you will be a key contributor to new product introductions and technical transfers to and from the site, including new technologies. You will work as part of a multi-functional, diverse team to ensure successful preparation and execution of new product introductions in MSD Ballydine for a 2 year fixed term contract.

You will be responsible for daily process monitoring, risk identification and mitigation to ensure optimum yield and quality in API production. Knowledge of API processing and scale up challenges are a core part of the role, with the ability to identify and overcome constraints and challenges to ensure successful demonstration of processes through piloting and validation. You will directly contribute to ensure process safety concerns are identified , assessed and mitigated and will become knowledgeable in this area.

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for technical problem solving, with proven experience in solving technical challenges to obtain a positive outcome. Knowledge of problem solving e.g. LSS and continuous improvement tools is an advantage.

The candidate will have excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate across boundaries and link with people at all levels of the organisation in a co-operative manner.

Key attributes: Committed, connected, dependable, interpersonal, loyal, supportive.


We are inviting applications from candidates with the following skill set:

  • An honours degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.

  • Demonstrated ability to be self driven with respect to implementing identified improvement initiatives.

  • High personal integrity, credibility and energy.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of diverse teams in an inclusive manner.

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, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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