Facilities Engineer

Facilities Engineer

  • Position
    Facilities Engineer
    Carlow, Ireland
  • Category
    Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Organisation
    MSD Carlow
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  • Salary
  • Country
    Carlow, Ireland
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  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    5-10 years
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
  • Membership Requirement
    Does not matter
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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.

The Facilities Engineer will report to the Associate Director of Engineering and will provide support to the Carlow site as the MSD Technical SME for various GMP and non-GMP systems, ensuring compliance to all MSD and regulatory procedures at all times. They will ensure that all equipment is properly operated and maintained in line with Company standards and industry best practice.

They will also be responsible for the following:

  • Supporting the implementation of Reliability Engineering programs;
  • Participating in energy surveys and implementation of energy projects;
  • Keeping up to date on industry best practices specifically within the utilities area; including regulatory requirements for clean utilities;
  • Act as the point of contact for new capital and expense projects in the facilities area;
  • Identify, troubleshoot, investigate and remedy process and equipment issues and incidents, using Lean Six Sigma tools as applicable;
  • Lead continuous improvement projects through the identification of CAPAs from system failure investigations and investigation reports;
  • Lead complex multifunctional root cause analysis of system, process and equipment failures including, substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why’s etc.; oversee and implement subsequent corrective action, through the change management system;
  • Develop Company standard SOPs and implementation of equipment maintenance plans, thereby ensuring all equipment is properly operated and maintained;
  • Drive compliance in line with Merck Global Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions;
  • Complete reviews, approvals and close-out of technical documentation in line with site standard approval process;
  • Direct and/or lead investigations re: deviations, out of tolerance conditions and unexpected results, conducting failure analysis, root cause determination and implementing corrective actions; preparation and analysis of facilities metrics reports to trend for improved operational efficiencies;
  • Provide support with audit/inspection requirements to ensure department compliance/readiness. Participate in internal and external audits and inspections.
  • Recognise and investigate opportunities for financial savings and supports opportunities for financial savings by providing resources, expertise and project work; Participates in development of profit plan and budgets. A Bachelors Degree in an Engineering or other Technical discipline;
  • 3 + years of related work experience in a GMP manufacturing environment or equivalent;
  • Experience of mechanical/electrical/pneumatic processes;
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated environment applying regulations and compliance in all tasks undertaken;
  • Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job related computer applications required;
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience desired;
  • 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.

Vendor liaison. 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.

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