(Senior) Process Engineer Technical Operations Job

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Oss, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: PRO018920

The department and the function
Pharmaceutical Operations Oss (PO) is engaged in technologically high-quality production, packaging and distribution of medicines for, among other things, contraception, promotion of fertility and anesthesia in a highly regulated GMP environment. In addition to tablets (solids) and injection liquids (steriles), special products are also made here, such as contraceptive rods and rings based on polymer technology.

Technical Operations (TO) is a Center of Excellence within PO. The department consists of various sections that provide technical and technological support to MSD's pharmaceutical operation in Oss.

The Process Engineer reports to the head of the section.

Technical Operations is looking for a driven Process Engineer who has demonstrable knowledge of pharmaceutical production processes.

If you are our new colleague, you will be in the lead for or participating in one or more projects that are carried out within MSD and in MSD Global teams.
This requires that you can work effectively in a complex, local and globally oriented environment. In addition to the strong substantive knowledge that you bring with you, good communication skills and keeping an overview are essential.

The content of the function
•Defining, specifying and purchasing new production equipment together with the internal customer and other stakeholders and setting up and carrying out Qualifications on this equipment;
• Introducing new products to the production departments;
• Scaling up production processes i.v. increased demand for products and / or reducing the operational costs of existing products;
• Setting up, executing, reporting and / or coordinating investigations and changes for the improvement of existing installations and production processes;
• Managing or contributing to investigations resulting from deviations in the production process and or Out Of Spec situations.

 For this position we are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and above all self-managing professional who recognizes himself in the following job requirements:


 • Possessing a Diploma of completed technical training at a minimum level of HBO (e.g. chemical technology, Mechanical engineering, applied physics, materials science);
• We are looking for juniors, mediors and seniors with at least 2 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or similar, highly regulated environment;
• Demonstrable experience in executing/realising multidisciplinary projects in a complex organization;
• Able to make substantive depth and to maintain the overall overview;
• Able to communicate at different levels and to play a binding role within a complex organization;
• Strong analytical work and thinking ability, analysing and managing problems from different perspectives; (Scientific problem solving);
• Excellent command of the English language in Word and writing, and preferably also speaks Dutch;
• Knowledge and experience with qualifications and validations is an advantage;
• Knowledge and experience with Lean and Six Sigma is an advantage.



About MSD
Today's MSD is a world leader in healthcare and contributes to a healthy world. With our medicines, vaccines, biological therapies and support services we offer innovative treatments for better health of people and animals in more than 140 countries. We are actively involved in better access to health care. We do this with extensive policies, programs and partnerships. Some 4500 employees work at MSD in the Netherlands at three different main locations.



MSD as an employer
Time and time again encountering new challenges, that is something you should like when you want to start working at MSD. Because continuous improvement is one of our motives. This applies to both work processes and employees. Drive, teamwork and own initiative are of great importance. At MSD you can develop in many ways. In depth, by specializing in your profession. But also by broadening yourself and growing towards a managerial position. Internationally or very locally, there are countless other possibilities to take steps in your career, to rotate in positions or to grow in your position. Working at MSD is working in a dynamic high-tech environment of international allure, which is strongly rooted locally in Oss, Haarlem and Boxmeer.



Our employees are the key to the success of our company. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by, among other things, offering a competitive employment package. Our conditions offer support to the different goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees and those who are most dear to them.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required  - This text will be posted online:Please take care to remove any potentially discriminatory information – if in doubt speak to R&S. MSD is an equal opportunities organisation.


For more information about this vacancy you can contact Jeroen Mertens (0412-662637), Ellen Theunissen (0412-663017) or Harm Veenstra (0412-669188).



If you recognize yourself in this interesting role, we invite you to apply online by submitting your CV and English motivation letter.


Job: Process Engineering
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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