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Manufacturing Engineer - Balloons/Extrusions

Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer - Balloons/Extrusions
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 88778
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Contact: Anne Gough
Telephone: 0860449473

Manufacturing Engineer - Balloons/Extrusion
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Manufacturing Engineer for their site.

General Description
  • To maximize the performance ( quality; output volume, & cost ) of balloon forming within the company, by providing high impact technical support in the area balloon processing with special emphasis on tubing control and design.
  • Co-ordinating and leading projects to improve repeatability and robustness of balloon forming processes against challenging timelines.

Job Description: Role & Responsibilities
  • To implement appropriate controls and approaches to ensure first pass success during initial tubing qualifications and subsequent commercial builds
  • To apply a scientific approach to problem solving, combining analytical and experimental skills to optimise balloon forming performance
  • To ensure that all Engineering work and designs are carried out to appropriate QA/Regulatory Authority standards and Environmental Health and Safety standards.
  • To support the development of new processes in conjunction with Process/Manufacturing/R&D Engineering ensuring that new processes are stable and capable.
  • To provide adequate technical support to new product introductions and change controls are effectively managed.
  • To ensure that non conforming products and processes are evaluated and corrected on assigned projects in accordance with process controls and procedures.
  • To successfully complete validations and process improvements using statistical tools and six sigma techniques.
  • To help support the development of in-house Subject Matter Experts (SME) across all balloon forming activities.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a responsible Manufacturing Engineering/ Process Development area with at least 3 years experience in balloon forming role.
  • Experience designing and creating specifications for balloon tubing.
  • Extrusion experience would be a distinct advantage.
  • Degree in Polymer Science/Material Science or equivalent.
For further information on this Manufacturing Engineer role in Galway please contact Anne Gough on 0860449473 /
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