Process Technical Specialist | Collins McNicholas

Process Technical Specialist

  • Reference: CJ45073
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Cork
  • Category: Bio-Pharmaceutical

This role will ensure on-going optimization of the process and manufacturing support to ensure the continued manufacture and supply of quality pharmaceutical products in meeting our client Manufacturing Division Priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan. 

The Technical Support role will be required to collaborate, coach and facilitate the IPT team to ensure the effective and efficient on-time delivery of batch production within the IPT area. This requires the delivery of process excellence and reliability across all areas of the IPT

Primary activities/responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate in problem-solving teams across all areas of the IPT (e.g. reliability, Safety, Quality (e.g.CAPA/DN/MDNs etc). 
  • Lead and close process related deviations and reports. 
  • Support Operations team to consistently deliver on specific area Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), e.g. EHS metrics, Production Plan, OEE, compliance and team training. 
  • Provides frontline technical EHS support & coaching to the operational team and be first point of contact for safety related concerns (e.g. Entropy actions/MOC/Permits/Risk assessments). 
  • Protocol/report authoring/execution/oversight/approval as appropriate 
  • Ensure highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards. 
  • Participate and comply with the MSD Manufacturing Division Quality Management Systems (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant. 
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to cross functional team members, to share process, engineering and maintenance best practices. 
  • Provide coaching and development to all technicians within the IPT. 
  • Tactical Implementation & Support for reliability equipment initiatives. 
  • Ensure supply of high quality product through ensuring equipment availability; maximize team member performance through continuous process improvement initiatives. 
  • Provide technical, process and engineering expertise within a wide range of projects within the IPT, such as the introduction of new equipment and process’s. 
  • Author/approve Change controls and MIDAS documents as appropriate.



 We require a candidate with:

  • Level 8 honours degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • 1 years Engineering/Technical experience within a GMP Environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, engineering, automation etc).
  • At least 1 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in a Technical role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, with an understanding of regulatory and validation requirements.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt desirable.
  • Proven capability to support the day to day operations within the IPT 
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Lean Six Sigma team, etc. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities 
  • Proven ability to implement lean projects. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus. 
  • Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders.



For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eloísa Ruiz on 021 4911066 or email

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