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Senior Chemical Process Engineer Job

Date: Nov 6, 2017

Location: Tipperary, IE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: CHE005657

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 Senior Engineer in the Process Development and Commercialisation department, you will have responsibility for leading new product introductions and technical transfers to and from the site, including new technologies. You will lead a multi-functional, diverse team to deliver results within schedule and budget constraints onsite in MSD Ballydine in this permanent role.

Knowledge of API processing and scale up challenges as well as project management 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.

Knowledge of process safety is a key part of this role as you will be responsible for ensuring safety concern are identified, assessed and mitigated.

Providing coaching to junior engineers is an essential part of the role, where upskilling of other staff within the department occurs on an ongoing basis to develop knowledgeable engineers and future leaders.

The successful candidate will enjoy technical problem solving and have proven experience to be able to lead a team through complex technical challenges to achieve a positive result. Demonstration of problem solving using LSS and continuous improvement tools is preferable.

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

  • Excellent leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate and coach others to achieve results.

  • Drive results through innovation, expertise and collaboration in order to realise sustained, improved and robust process yield and quality.

  • Understanding of process validation lifecycle.

  • Disciplined decisions - analyses issues from different points of view, able to draw accurate conclusions from data and available information to make timely decisions.

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and effectively manage time, meet deadlines and produce quality deliverables.

  • Ability to identify areas for improvement either in business systems or product development.

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

  • High personal integrity, credibility and energy.

  • Openness to and ability to affect change.

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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