Senior Engineer Automation

Senior Engineer Automation

Msd International Gmbh (singapore Branch)
10-15 years
84000 - 132000 SGD

Job Description

  • Develop strategies that align with business imperatives
  • Based in Singapore, the regional hub for Asia Pacific (AP) and top-ranked biopharmaceutical company on The Straits Times and Statista’s list of Best Employers in Singapore for two consecutive years (2020, 2021).
  • Join the premier biopharmaceutical company that has been in Singapore for more than 25 years and in AP for over 60 years

As an Automation Senior Specialist, you will execute end-to-end process for automation maintenance / projects. This include prioritizes Automation Engineer workload on a daily basis and ensures that assigned follow-ups from the daily walk-through and other IPT activities are completed on time. Besides, you will provide automation technical expertise and support to Automation Engineers for deviation and operation investigation requiring code and system-level troubleshooting and ensures timely and effective resolution of issues.


  • Participates in daily IPT walk-through and is responsible for resolution of all identified automation-related equipment issues, unplanned events, and new opportunities with agility and flexibility
  • Ensures automation review process is completed on-time and meets regulatory requirements
  • Facilitates automation maintenance and manages Automation contracts and vendors
  • Provides automation technical support for capital, Operation Excellence and any other site projects
  • Manages the Automation Project Portfolio. Prioritizes projects and assigns appropriate resources to projects that can be implemented using Automation resources
  • Coaches Automation Engineers to implement ACC change control, including management of project schedules, pre- and post-execution reviews, test plans, resource plans, vendor coordination, material purchases
  • Prepares /Approves IQ/OQ qualification and testing documentation, ensuring documentation meets required regulatory standards
  • Acts as automation business and/or technical approver for compliance-related documents, including: SOPs, Job Aids, automation training packages, qualification protocols, Automation change controls, incident reports and deviation investigation reports
  • Ensures all required actions are effectively implemented within agreed time frame to prevent recurrence
  • Ensures Automation Engineers have knowledge and utilize Lean Six Sigma to support execution of continuous improvement and OE projects intended to increase agility, flow and throughput, and to reduce cycle time and inventory
  • Achieves Automation, IPT cost effectiveness and product cost reduction targets set in the Profit Plan, with particular emphasis on automation and waste reduction
  • Ensures SDLC documentation is made available during regulatory inspections, provides technical expertise, and implements corrective actions as required following regulatory inspections and internal audits
  • Demonstrates and promotes SHE leadership behavior and engages employees at all levels on SHE issues
  • Provides effective, regular and timely communication to the team and ensures that continuous feedback is given to support team performance
  • Demonstrates leadership behavior in alignment with our leadership standards
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s in Electrical, Electronics, Chemical or Computer Engineering
  • 10 to 15 years of technical experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing industry
  • Hands-on experience with both Siemens & Rockwell control System .
  • Experience in Pharma /Sterile environment .

Other Competencies and Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work independently and resourceful to seek support or issue escalation.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical mindset, problem-solving, results driven, and decision-making ability.
  • Excellent written and communication through English and local native language (if applicable).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage requirements from different levels of stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage onsite venders to perform daily operation or to implement initiatives.
  • Ability to multi-tasks effectively and expert in prioritizing activities.
  • Proactively understand local business priorities and seek ways to implement technologies to improve business productivity and efficiency.
  • Fully understand and ability to operate well in a matrix environment.
  • Fully understand the infrastructure technology standards, IT strategy, and platform model

Who we are…

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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