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Manufacturing Engineer (Polymer / Injection Moulding)

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Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer II - Balloon Forming Extrusion

Reporting to: Engineering Supervisor

Location: Galway City

HERO Recruitment are working with a global leader in technology solutions, enabling a secure, sustainable, and connected future. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, the client fosters a culture of integrity, accountability, inclusion, and teamwork. As they continue to grow and evolve, we are seeking a dynamic and results-oriented Manufacturing Engineer to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

Health & Safety: Ensure compliance with all Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements for the manufacturing process.
Quality: Drive engineering solutions to uphold Right First-Time principles, improve yield, reduce complaints, and support Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) processes.
Continuous Improvement: Take ownership of the manufacturing process, collaborate with key stakeholders, and utilize Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities.
Service: Cultivate a culture of Exceptional Customer Experience (ECE) by consistently meeting or exceeding project commitments for both internal and external customers.
New Product Introduction (NPI): Collaborate with the Prototyping/New Product Development (NPD) Group to support the introduction of new parts.
Overall Equipment Performance (OEE) Management: Utilize Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques to optimize equipment performance and efficiency.
Preventative Maintenance: Ensure the effectiveness of equipment preventative maintenance procedures and compliance with maintenance programs.
New Equipment Introduction: Oversee the introduction of new equipment, including validation processes and process development. Quality and Technical Issue Resolution: Address quality and technical issues promptly to minimize impact on product supply, supporting CAPAs, Non-Conformances (NCs), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEAs), and audit preparation activities.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Compliance: Develop and manage SOPs and manufacturing standards in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Management: Manage CAPEX for new and replacement equipment, evaluating cost-benefit and competitive advantage of new technologies.
External Relationships: Manage relationships with key technology providers to stay abreast of industry advancements.
Workload Management: Effectively manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.

Candidate Desired Profiles:

Engineering degree in Polymer Technologies or equivalent. Minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar engineering role. Medical device experience preferred.
Practical understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and statistics.
Injection moulding experience required.
Proficiency in Minitab software preferred.
SolidWorks/AutoCAD skills advantageous.
Results-oriented with excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills.
Knowledge of ISO and FDA compliance.


Integrity Accountability Inclusion Innovation Teamwork

What the company Offers:

We are committed to the well-being of employees and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Competitive Salary Package Performance-Based Bonus Plans Health and Wellness Incentives Employee Stock Purchase Program Community Outreach Programs/Charity Events Employee Resource Group

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Please Note: Under its obligation under the Data Protection legislation, HERO Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

Data can only be transferred outside of the EEA on the basis of standards and contractual clauses, to a country for whom an adequacy decision has been given by the European Commission or where the express permission of the data subject has been given. You have supplied us with your personal data in the process of applying for a position. Our client company may have personnel outside of the EEA who will review your data. We will apply the appropriate criteria in respect of the data transfer depending on the location of those personnel.

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