13 Feb, 2024

Process Engineer

  • Merck
  • Kankakee, IL, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role:

MilliporeSigma in Kankakee, IL is hiring a Process Engineer.  In this role, you will identify KPIs to enhance processing and efficiencies.  You will also assess new technologies to enhance production capabilities as well as reduce variation within the processes.


  • Research and troubleshoot defective products to identify potential root cause failure
  • Identify key process parameters and their impact on product quality
  • Develop and modify formulations, methods, and controls to meet quality specifications
  • Recommend and implement improvements, modifications, or additions to document work
  • Support the maintenance of production records and documents
  • Maintain and adhere to project timelines / schedule and cost
  • Attend and/or lead cross-functional meetings

This position will include a 3-4 month shift rotation between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.   

Physical Attributes:

  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or other Scientific discipline


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in biological manufacturing environment
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to deal with multiple conflicting resource requirements
  • Ability to interact effectively with Manufacturing, Planning, R&D, Marketing and Sales, and Customer Service
  • Improving daily activities to drive success
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Access database, and Minitab
  • Willingness and ability to work in a team environment

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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