Digital Reliability Systems Specialist Job

Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Dublin, IE

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Requisition ID: MAI000876


Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?

Join MSD and shape the future of healthcare in Ireland

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.


At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.

MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.
We currently employ over 1,700 employees, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.
In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.
With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.


The latest addition to the MSD Ireland family is MSD Biotech, Dublin. The site will play a pivotal role in the manufacture of MSD’s biologics-based medicines, including in the area of immuno-oncology, and will expand MSD’s current internal network of biologics drug substance manufacturing plants when full manufacturing operations begin in 2021.

MSD Biotech Dublin, will be MSD’s first ever Large-Scale Mammalian-Based Drug Substance Facility, with the mission and ambition to manufacture breakthrough medicines from Ireland for patients around the world.

This facility will be a significant supplier of drug substances for one of MSD’s key treatments and will also be critical in the future supply of new biotechnology products to its global network.


The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for supporting the start-up of MSD Biotech Dublin. They will guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems. Working with our Engineering Team and with other Site Groups in the development of our site Asset Management Programs they will identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect operations. They will also measure asset performance and develop cross functional forums to review and analysis data and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Develop and own the digital road map for the site Engineering Department.
  • Design and implement tools such as Performance and Status Dashboards, mining data from multiple systems to provide insights for the Engineering Department.
  • Collect effective and efficient system and asset data.
  • Minimise equipment downtime and failures by decreasing errors and increasing the usage of data analytics.
  • Analyse and apply appropriate analytics techniques to work through both legacy data sets and real-time streams of data to improve overall system performance and reliability.
  • Create tools for decision making, development and design of digital information systems though structured understanding of equipment functionality, process performance and desired digital operating model.
  • Ensure digital models and systems represent an accurate model-based definition, identifying all critical inputs and outputs for systems.
  • Provide models that can capture equipment performance from design to sustainability.
  • Use data visualisations tools and software to present data in an easy to use manner for other members of the Engineering Department.


Will report to Engineering - Centre of Excellence Lead.


  • Engineering qualification with 4+ year’s experience, some of which needs to be in reliability role.
  • Knowledge and interest in data analytics, modelling and digital information systems
  • Experience with building data models and interfacing different sources of data
  • Knowledge of condition monitoring methods and systems
  • Knowledge / Interest in the development of prescriptive and predictive maintenance
  • Knowledge of analysing sensor data and troubleshooting remotely and in person
  • Interest in machine learning and augmented reality
  • Data visualisation and presentation
  • SQL and Statistical Programming

  • Excellent organising and planning skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and a critical thinker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a cross functional collaborative environment
  • High level of attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Confidence to respond positively when under pressure

  • At minimum a Level 8 qualification in engineering in Engineering, Science or IT.

So, if you are ready to:

INVENT solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs

IMPACT the future by joining MSD, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies

INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology

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.




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