Head of Process Discovery (all genders)

Posté 10 févr. 2022

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

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A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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.

Everything we do in 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:

Our Process Development Engineering team provides Process Engineering support for our company globally. Support is distributed among large capital projects, process improvements in existing plants, and general process engineering support in frame of New Product Introduction or Technology Development initiatives. As head of our Process Discovery team, you will lead a global, midsize team of Chemical Process Engineers in accordance with and inspired by our strategy, our values and behaviors.
The principal accountabilities of your team include the development of unit operations and technology for novel chemistries. The scope of work covers all unit operations of a chemical manufacturing pro­cess in both, batch or continuous mode. The process design is underpinned with lab and pilot scale experiments and the team is used to guide scientific lab assistants.
You are well connected in the Chemical Engineering community and you are used to present scientific content appropriately to different target groups. You are keen on collaborating with R&D scientists globally to transition new technologies to plant-scale and you show the acumen of providing Process Engineering support to Operations to help resolve process bottlenecks and other long-standing issues.

Who You Are:

  • Master in Chemical Engineering with several years of experience in Process Development, Operations or Process Improvement in process industries.
  • An advanced degree is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge in first-principles based models and simulations for process design and optimization
  • Excellent organization and time management, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Experience in defining safety design specifications
  • Experience in designing processes under regulated conditions (e.g. GMP) is a plus
  • Experience in mentoring of young professionals as well as experienced engineers

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. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.

We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.

Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture.  You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com

If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.merckgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html