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Equipment Engineer

Job Title: Equipment Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
Industry:
REF: 89041
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Anne Gough
Email: anne@hero.ie
Telephone: 0212066287

Equipment Engineer
Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Equipment Engineer for their site.


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 establist 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 memeber 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 effeciencies.
  • 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.
Key Skills and Competencies required:
  • Degree in software/automation/electrical engineering or related discipline and at least 3 years relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of automation systems with experience of Allen Bradley and Beckhoff PLC's an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organisational skills and technical knowledge
  • Works well within a team environment and on own initiative
  • Ability to document own work clearly and precisely
  • Excellent communication skills
For further information on this Equipment Engineer role in Cork please contact Anne Gough on 0212066287 / anne@hero.ie
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