02 Jul, 2021

Process Engineer

  • Merck
  • Carlsbad, CA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 


Your Role:


The Process Engineer is the single point of contact for manufacturing support of chemical purification processes running 24/7. In this role you will ensure all safety and quality standards are upheld, monitor process data real-time, troubleshoot production problems, initiate, and execute continuous improvement projects, update system documentation, and coordinate preventative maintenance activities.


  • Act as Engineering Point of Contact for production operations ensuring systems meet quality, safety, and capacity targets.
  • Lead in troubleshooting equipment, process, or quality abnormalities using knowledge in process chemistry, thermodynamics, and hydraulics.
  • Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output.
  • Direct plant operators and maintenance technicians under safety work permits to troubleshoot, repair and/or optimize purification, packaging, and container processing systems.
  • Review and update process and operation documentation using Management of Change process.
  • Influence cross-functional team members in the face of competing priorities.
  • Participate in RCA (Root Cause Analysis) activities for production failures and safety incidents and interfaces with peers in their troubleshooting efforts.
  • Work with Controls Engineers to modify control logic to sustain and optimize existing production systems.
  • Design and specify process equipment for system upgrades and new capital projects.


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 1 year of experience in a chemical manufacturing site


  • 1-year co-op, hands-on, lab experience


 Preferred Qualifications:


  • Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and hands-on approach
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and teamwork abilities to support a diverse environment
  • Experience in distillation, sublimation, adsorption, and process control automation
  • Experience with plant instrumentation and automated production processes
  • Ability to read a P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagram)
  • Experience working with hazardous chemicals
  • Experience with process hazard analysis/reviews



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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