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Engineering & Technical

Process Development Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 15/11/2018
Job Reference: 99497
Contact Name: Caroline Kingston
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Job Description

Contact: Caroline Kingston
Telephone: 086 839 5531

Process Development Engineer

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Process Development Engineer for their site.

Job Summary:
Our client is looking for a talented, enthusiastic Process Development Engineer to join a dynamic R&D team developing innovative and sensor-based guidewires. As a member of a small R&D team you will have the responsibility for developing and maintaining manufacturing processes, supporting both product development and manufacturing needs.

Essential job duties and responsibilities:
Employees are expected to support the quality concepts inherent in the business philosophies including a variety of job related tasks, which may not be specific to this position profile.

Accountabilities Include:
Process Development
Primary responsibility for process development activities in assigned area, supporting the needs of new product developments and manufacturing/continuous improvement initiatives.
Product Development
o Review product designs, test protocols and co-develop critical characteristics/tolerances for initial testing, validations and subsequent routine manufacturing controls.
o Participate in design evaluations where appropriate.
o Support product development builds including prototype and pre-production build
Continuous Improvement Support
o Support design and process improvement activities.
o Act as an advocate for continuous improvement activities using statistical techniques, lean manufacturing tool, six sigma, design experimentation for process and equipment, to achieve targets and cost savings.
Manufacturing and Lab Equipment Support
o Lead or support, troubleshooting on equipment while providing coaching and mentoring to other engineering staff. Will have prime role with respect to equipment and process safety ensuring standards are met and exceeded at all times.
o Maintain the R&D equipment and laboratories in line with GMP to support all R&D prototyping activities and pre-design verification builds.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering or material Science.
• 2 to 6 years of experience preferably in the medical device industries or other comparable industries (e.g. electronics, automotive etc...)

Skills And Knowledge
• Knowledge of engineering theories, methods and work measurement techniques.
• Ability to apply engineering methods in the definition, design, research, development, utilisation, maintenance, and cost-control of processes and equipment to build Ireland products, improve qualities and reduce costs of such processes and products.
• Ability to communicate and work with people inside and outside the department as necessary to execute these responsibilities.
• Ability to understand and follow appropriate department policies, procedures, practices and to understand inter-relationships of people and functions.
• Knowledge of techniques and tools for improving manufacturing products and processes is an advantage e.g. DoE, statistical techniques, six sigma, Minitab etc...
• Proficiency and experience in 2D and 3D CAD Modelling using Solidworks or equivalent is an advantage.

Physical Demands
• N/A

Mental Demands
• Innovative
• Result driven
• Self-starter
• Organised
• Attention to detail.
• Good team worker
• Good analytical and problem solving
• Familiarity with high volume production

For further information on this Process Development Engineer role in Galway please contact Caroline on 086 839 5531 /

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