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Engineering & Technical

Materials Engineer - Cork

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cork
Date: 1/08/2017
Job Reference: 88557

Job Description

Contact: Bimi Felix
Telephone: 091730022

Materials Engineer
Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Materials Engineer for their site on a contract basis.

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Collaborating closely with global functions (R&D, Engineering, Operations, Sourcing etc.) the position will be responsible leading break-through materials technology related projects with particular focus on the development and validation of novel metal forming processes (e.g. powder metallurgy / additive manufacturing processes) that deliver outstanding value in the areas of Quality, Service and Cost.
  • In addition to leading the implementation of specific projects, the role will be key in developing materials strategies that support the wider business and in using meaningful data to win support across key stakeholders.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Project Leadership responsibility for process design, development and validation projects
  • Apply Engineering, Materials and Process knowledge to the design, development & validation of innovative metal-forming technologies that are scalable across the global company Synthesis manufacturing network
  • Foster collaborative relationships with Source, Procurement, Research & Development, Engineering and Operations to facilitate development and validation of manufacturing processes
  • Engage with key technology partners to develop processes that best support the delivery of business objectives
  • Manage key project stakeholders throughout the business through effective and timely communications of meaningful data
  • Develop medium- to long-term strategy for materials-related technologies
  • Development of business cases and resourcing plans for new process-development projects
  • Ensure all activities comply with GMP, ISO and quality system requirements
  • Ensure that all health, safety and environmental requirements are fulfilled
  • This position is located in Cork, Ireland and requires an element of international travel

Education & Experience Requirements:
  • BEng in Engineering or BSc in Material Sciences with ?6 years' experience within a medical device company or similar regulated industry
  • Ph.D. qualification in Material Sciences or in Engineering with ?4 years' experience within a medical device company or similar industry
  • Project management experience
  • Process and/or product development and validation experience
  • Must have strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Experience of integration of R&D Programs into manufacturing operations
  • People leadership experience
  • Demonstrable experience of / knowledge in of metals and associated manufacturing and testing processes
  • Extensive statistical and problem solving engineering expertise (Six Sigma, SE or A3)
  • Process Excellence/Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt) Certification is preferred

For further information on this Materials Engineer role in Cork please contact Bimi Felix on 091730022 /
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