Specialist, Process Engineer, Global Engineering Solutions (Capital Projects) Job

Date: May 1, 2019

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: CHE006512

Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?

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.

Our Manufacturing Division, 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.

Due to continued growth and investment, MSD are hiring a Specialist, Process Engineer within Global Engineering Solutions (GES) supporting the MSD Capital Project Portfolio.  The Specialist will primarily support the Large Molecule (Biologics/Vaccines/Sterile) Line of Business, and will also have opportunities to be exposed to multiple business areas.

The Specialist will participate in a high performing team and be responsible for implementation of capital project scope and technical studies that support MSD business objectives.  Reporting to a Technology Director or Process Lead, the Specialist will support project deliverables ranging from process design, equipment specification & vendor management to commissioning & qualification, process implementation & realization of the solution.

The Specialist will interface with wider GES Network of Subject Matter Experts and Project Leaders and is expected to develop and maintain technical knowledge in their respective area of expertise.  

The Specialist will exhibit leadership behaviours and demonstrate exemplary collaboration, communication and organization skills, as well as develop knowledge of MSD’s Capital Management stage gate process.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with a team in the evaluation of alternative solutions and the development of assigned system scope
  • Develops assigned system preliminary designs, including process fits and HAZOP participation.
  • Learns MSD standards & practices and understands application on project to ensure solutions are technically sound.
  • Supports field implementation of solutions, including C&Q, to realize designed assets.
  • Liaises with other technical functions to ensure successful technology implementation
  • Collaborates with contractors, suppliers and other team members in the execution of the work 
Percent of travel: >30% for projects assignments outside of primary location. Travel and flexibility in project assignment location is required; assignments may require short term travel assignments



  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Engineering 
  • Minimum 2 years experience in engineering, technology and/or manufacturing, preferably within Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.
  • Familiarity with engineering design principles/lifecycle with preference for exposure to hygienic design and associated unit operations.
  • Creative, innovative, thinks outside of the box, self-motivated, and able to apply analytical problem-solving skills 
  • Effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a cross functional environment, demonstrated teamwork skills, and ability to influence peers and senior stakeholders.
  • Project/Time Management skills which deliver on-time and quality work
Why is this a compelling position for a dynamic and ambitious Process Engineering professional to consider? 
  • Excellent opportunity to play a key role in the future development of MSD’s Large Molecule supply network.  MSD is undergoing a period of significant investment in expanding and refurbishing assets, presenting wide ranging opportunity to demonstrate technical acumen, leadership and innovation in delivering the capital portfolio.
  • Superb opportunity to join the existing GES team in Europe and become a part of the broader MSD GES community which presents opportunities to be exposed to the network of sites across MSD worldwide whilst developing and growing your career. 
  • 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 the people that matter the most in their lives.

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.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job: Chemical Engineering
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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