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Process Engineer - Normal

Job Title: Process Engineer - Normal
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cork
Industry:
REF: 92860
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Contact: Caroline Kingston
Email: caroline@hero.ie
Telephone: 0868395531

Process Engineer – Normal
Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Process Engineer - Normal for their site.

Job Purpose:
  • The role is to provide engineering support for manufacturing operations based within the value streams. The role requires technical ownership to be taken for a number of process steps and contributing towards key business drivers such as HSE, Quality, Supply and Cost.
  • The role will also require a focus on process stability which will involve managing CAPA and CIP projects. As process owner the role will involve collaborating with a number of functional groups delivering projects in the value stream such as NPI and Manufacturing Engineering as well as with suppliers and other sister sites running similar processes.

Principal Accountabilities:
General
  • Support attainment of key business metrics through the provision of engineering support for value stream processes.
  • Elimination of safety and quality risks in the process through the delivery of robust engineering solutions.
  • Manage costs through the delivery of scrap, reprocessing and consumable projects.
  • Design & develop tools, fixtures, gauges and special equipment for manufacturing operations in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and outside vendors.
  • Develop stable and capable manufacturing processes through a structured process development approach.
  • Preparation of all relevant manufacturing specifications.
  • HS&E
  • Actively promote a safety culture.
  • Manage contractors / vendors working on site to ensure full compliance with site safety requirements.
  • Ensure production equipment meets all relevant national and company Health, Safety and Environment requirements through completion of required assessments and documentation.

Quality
  • Competent in validation requirements for new consumables / materials and process changes.
  • Updates and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for process steps.
  • Ensure timely closure of quality actions such as Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s.
  • Ensure all process development, validation, etc. is managed in accordance with the Quality management system.

Supply
  • Support day to day operations through attendance at pulse walks and the timely closure of actions.
  • Root Cause Analysis and implementation of robust solutions to supply and quality issues as they arise through tools such as 8D and Six Sigma.
  • Project Management - provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities ensuring projects are delivered to agreed timelines.

Cost
  • Manage the consumables budget for the assigned value stream identifying opportunities for cost reduction and managing the delivery of savings.
  • Lead scrap reduction within the value stream through a structured approach to data capture, analysis and problem solving.
  • Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the department’s continuous improvement program.
  • Provide process input into the value stream mapping process which is used to develop the business plan for the value stream.
  • Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified.

People
  • Actively interface with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating and project requirements.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the Engineering team.
  • Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the Engineering team.

Strategic
  • Work with Team Lead and/or Manager to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives.
  • Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives.

Key Competencies Required (To Perform The Job To Acceptable Standard)
Personal Traits
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments or projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Flexible work ethic.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good Problem Solving skills.
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm for delivering to commitments.
  • Excellent planning & organisation skills with an attention for detail.
  • Extent of confidentiality - discretion is essential in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies, regulatory and sales information.

Qualifications & Experience:
Essential
  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering / Science discipline, with 2+ years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead significant projects to completion, on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues and provide practical and cost-effective engineering solutions.

Desirable
  • Experience in 5 axis CNC machining including Siemens Unigraphics NX CAM programming.
  • Foundry experience ideally in Investment Casting.
  • Experience with Cleanlines or Packaging.
  • Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc.
  • Certification in Six Sigma or Statistical Engineering.

For further information on this Process Engineer – Normal role in Cork please contact Caroline Kingston on 0868395531 / caroline@hero.ie
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