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Engineering & Technical

Senior Engineering Manager - Galway - 102218

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 8/04/2019
Job Reference: 102218
Contact Name: Deirdre Finnerty
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Job Description

Senior Engineering Manager - Galway - 102218
Engineering Manager
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit an Engineering Manager for their site.

Our client requires an experienced engineering manager to provide direction and manage Manufacturing, Automation and New Product Introduction engineering teams (approximately 50 people), across the Galway Business Units.
The role will report to the plant manager, working closely with the other functional managers providing strategic and technical support as a key member of the Site Leadership Team.

  • Ensure equipment compliance to Corporate guidelines, safety regulations and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with Production, Quality and Supply Chain to deliver Operational objectives, liaise closely with all relevant departments to support business objectives
  • Manage the seamless introduction of new products from R&D/NPI to volume manufacturing.
  • Sustain and improve the performance and maintenance of the production equipment/lines through programs like TPM ensuring business continuity.
  • Management of continuous programs to improve process yields and reduce scrap.
  • Develop and foster a Lean Six Sigma culture with an effective problem-solving approach.
  • Manage equipment capacity through optimization and/or new equipment procurement.
  • Develop Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the engineering team to support and advance production processes.
  • Develop capital projects proposals, administrate and manage the site capital budget
  • Evaluate new technologies and prepare ROI proposals to senior management for investment planning.
  • Working with the Business Units develop and implement a Technical Road Map and an automation strategy.
  • Career path development for technical staff; hiring, coaching and developing new and existing employees, promoting continuous improvement and cross functional team work.
  • Integrate site with Centres of Excellence, leverage and share network knowledge. Contribute on broader Engineering topics and forums and build strong collaborations within industry.
  • Identify and project manage a diverse array of Engineering related projects.
  • Ensure safety and product quality are never compromised.

Key Requirements:
  • B.E. with at least 7 years relevant engineering management experience.
  • Must have proven track record in managing and developing a professional / technical team.
  • The ability to implement Process Capability and Lean Principles in every aspect of Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of six sigma would be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of ISO and FDA requirements.

For further information on this Engineering Manager role in Galway please contact Deirdre on 086 3073779 /

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