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Engineering & Technical

Equipment Engineer - Cork - 103522

Contract Type: Contract
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Location: Cork
Date: 10/06/2019
Job Reference: 103522
Contact Name: Caroline Kingston
Contact Email: Caroline@hero.ie

Job Description

Equipment Engineer - Cork - 103522
All applicants must have a working visa for Ireland for this contract role

Equipment Engineer - Contract
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit an Equipment Engineer for their site on a contract basis.

To engineer and implement highly capable & effective manufacturing processes to meet business goals and objectives, in conjunction with providing technical/engineering maintenance & calibration support involved in delivering equipment/fixture type solutions that result in optimum manufacturing practices.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for the introduction and validation of new equipment.
• Works with Value Streams to identify opportunities for equipment improvement – automation, vision systems, robotics etc.
• Works with Product Development to help establish the equipment requirements for new products.
• Works as part of a team to define the specification of new equipment (URS).
• Meets with vendors to review equipment proposals, vendor selection and capital approval.
• A core team member for new equipment design reviews and FAT's.
• New equipment validation.
• Transfer and validation of equipment from other sites.
• Champions the introduction of new technologies.
• Helps debug production issues with automated equipment.
• Provides input and helps in selection of new technologies to improve plant efficiencies.
• Develops and executes departmental budgets and capital spending.
• Leads or represents function in periodic business metric reviews.
• Initiates cross-functional partnerships to identify and resolve production/engineering issues.
• Prioritizes and drives execution of multiple complex department projects. Sponsors and supports Operations Value Improvement Process (VIP) or Strategic Activity Review (STAR) projects.
• Responsible for the departmental basics including budgeting, hiring, day-to-day management, project resourcing, etc.
• Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Quality policy, Quality System & the appropriate regulations for the area.
• Organises training for new equipment.
• Ensures that Maintenance and Calibration requirements are built into new equipment specifications.
• Ensure relevant documentation is prepared and updated in line with all Quality and Regulatory guidelines and promotes full compliance to all GMP & E&AS requirements.
• Keep abreast of all relevant technological advancements.
• Maintain and develop the team’s technical and trouble shooting skills.
• Sustain an environment of continuous improvement.
• Develop and maintain relationships with technical management in sister sites and R&D.
• Develop new equipment/processes as necessary.
• Develop and implement the appropriate maintenance procedures and protocols to ensure processes remain in control at all times.
• Oversee the specification and purchase of capital equipment ensuring balance between optimizing technological capabilities and return on investment.
• Manage the planning and execution of equipment validations per E&AS requirements.
• Providing technical leadership on maintenance and equipment issues.
• Provide effective and responsive Calibration support to Operations to meet their area’s objectives of quality, cost and output.

Quality System Requirements
In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable:
• Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the Quality Policy.
• Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.

Job Scope and Levelling Guidelines
Knowledge
A developing professional. Working knowledge and application of business and technical concepts, procedures and practices. General knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards. General understanding of business unit/group function. Exercises judgment when interpreting company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

Problem Solving
Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment to determine appropriate action. Has knowledge of alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the business or technological environment.

Planning and Organization
Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

Discretion/Latitude; Supervision Received; Decision Making
Works under general direction regarding the progress of projects and special assignments. May seek guidance in resolving problems, interpreting established policies, procedures and practices. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment.

Business Relationships and Project Management
Cultivates a wide range of internal business relationships and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May lead a project team of small to moderate scope. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

Impact
Contributes to the completion of departmental projects and goals. Errors in judgment, poor recommendations, or failure to achieve results would normally require a moderate expenditure of resources to rectify.

Liaison
Engages with internal company and external contacts. Represents organization on specific projects. Uses diplomacy and tact in interactions and problem solving.

Mentoring
Provides guidance to less experienced staff.


For further information on this Equipment Engineer role in Galway please contact Caroline Kingston on 086 8395531 / caroline@hero.ie
Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website – www.hero.ie

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