Process Engineer

Posted 20 Feb 2024

Carrigtwohill, Cork - Ireland

Req Id 272211

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The Role

Reporting to the Senior Process & Technology Engineer, the Process & Technology Engineer is responsible for the control, optimization and development of existing or new membrane processes. 

Duties Include:

•    Identify, develop and implement improvement projects, using lean six sigma tools where appropriate, in the areas of: 
Efficiency improvement,  Scrap reduction, Product quality improvement., Cost reduction, Safety enhancement.

•    Champion the use of lean six sigma tools in the technical transfer of products between facilities and continuous improvement of commercial products.

•    Lead raw material change activities in the area. 
•    Support the implementation of product data collection systems and analytical techniques such as SPC, FMEA and DOE.

•    Lead investigations into process, product and quality issues to achieve long term solutions. This includes technical support and contact with external Merck personnel and customers on process and product lines. Use of Root Cause Analysis methodology, and implementation of robust corrective and preventative actions.

•    The initiation, co-ordination and completion of capital and process development projects within the membrane manufacturing plants, using structured approach and detailed planning to deliver projects that meet or exceed stakeholder expectations  and that are delivered Right First Time, safely, on schedule and within budget.

•    Lead and co-ordinate Risk Mitigation initiatives such as FMEA and Risk Assessments.

•    Support the management of the plant BOMs and COR systems. Develop expertise in Oracle/SAP.

Who You Are

Degree in Chemistry/Chemical/Process Engineering or equivalent.  
A postgraduate qualification in one of these disciplines would be an advantage.

Working Knowledge of the following would be an advantage but not a requirement:

•    Leadership & Influencing Skills. 
•    Change Agent.
•    A Demonstrated Commitment to Safety and Quality.
•    Automated control loop design and optimization.
•    Process trending and data extraction software.
•    Minitab/ Lean 6 Sigma techniques.
•    RCA methodology.
•    Strong Project Management Capabilities.
•    Microsoft Excel to an advanced level.
•    Microbiological requirements in GMP manufacturing.


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