Chemical Process Engineer

General Information

Merck Sharp and Dohme Idea Inc Lebanon
Job Type:
Health Care/ Pharmaceutical
Date Posted:
Jan 03, 2018
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee


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.

We are currently recruiting for Chemical Engineers for our Integrated Product Team (IPT) and Research & Development Departments for 4 year direct MSD contracts.

In this exciting and challenging role the successful candidate will provide technical support for production across various Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) facilities on site. These are exciting and challenging opportunities to work on multiple projects, ranging from manufacturing support activities, to late stage clinical product development and scale-up, new product introductions and technology transfers.

You will work as part of the technical group along with a high performing team of engineers and chemists to develop a deep understanding of the processes, to optimise, troubleshoot and develop processes in line with the business strategy to ensure the highest quality of product is manufactured in the API facilities.

The role will involve:

Direct ownership of manufacturing process equipment and supply product processes.
Process and equipment optimisation in order to sustain and improve product quality, yields and throughput.
Making recommendations and implementing measures to improve production systems, equipment performance, yields and quality of product.
Interfacing with new product development groups to integrate new products into the facility either as new process development entities or as product transfer from another manufacturing facility.
Supporting migration of process knowledge for product technical transfers from facility.
Execution of process development on existing products or new late stage clinical products including scale up to plant equipment.
Identifying continuous improvement activities and leading or participating in cross-functional teams to implement.
Supporting activities in the areas of cost reduction, process efficiency and operational excellence.
Providing on-the-floor technical support to the Production Team Leaders for process/equipment optimization and troubleshooting.
Responsible for all process and cleaning recipe management and documentation preparations. Provide technical support to production and cleaning campaigns.
Leading the facility preparations in support of cleaning and turnaround.
Ensuring that all safety, quality and environmental compliance goals are achieved, including thoroughly investigating deviations and ensuring appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented in full.


At MSD, we work in a dynamic team based environment where professional expertise and well developed interpersonal skills are essential.

An honours degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
Preferably 2 years’ experience in API production or related environment
Excellent leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate and coach others to achieve results.
Ability to plan, prioritise and effectively manage time, meet deadlines and produce quality deliverables.
Conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
Openness to and ability to affect change.
High personal integrity, credibility and energy.

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