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Project Engineer in Mayo

Job Title: Project Engineer in Mayo
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mayo Galway Roscommon
Contact Name: Cliona O’Malley
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Project Engineer
Our client, a medical device company in Mayo are currently looking to recruit a Project Engineer for their site.
The position will liaise with Global Engineering (GE), New Product Development (NPD), Research and Development (R&D), Quality Assurance (QA) & Supply Chain (SCM) in order to effectively carry out its responsibilities. 
This person will lead and coordinate the project engineering activities associated with the further development of existing manufacturing capacity. The position will utilize learnings from existing manufacturing technologies to aid in the development of new technologies with the overall objective of developing & implementing higher output systems. The role will include leading project engineers and providing project guidance. Further, it will include oversight of overall process development, including liaising with technology partners to achieve desired outcome.
New Process Concept Development: Position will be responsible for overseeing development of concept for fully automated manufacturing systems, working with a technology partner, completing proof of principle by prototyping key bottleneck areas, and developing a high level concept that meets customer requirements.
•           New Process Implementation: Position responsible for timely implementation of new manufacturing processes in the designated Value Stream area. Projects will include Capacity, New Products, and Cost Reduction, and will involve highly automated production equipment. Position will provide leadership of cross functional team to deliver on same objectives. Scope would include: User Requirements (URS), Functional Design Specifications (FDS), Capital Approval, conducting Design reviews (FMEA tools).
•           Project Planning & Tracking: Position will be responsible for developing & tracking project plans, and formally communicating same. Also, position will be responsible for maintaining project budgetary control.
•           Process Improvements: Position will be responsible for identifying and implementing process & product improvements in the area.
•           New Product introduction: support timely introduction on any new products or product upgrades in the designated Value Stream area; including development of product costs (COGS)
•           Process Qualification: support qualification of new products / processes, and ensure compliance to quality standards through execution of protocols.
•           Safety/ Risk Assessments: position will be responsible for ensuring safety compliance in the area, and supporting both conduction and timely closeout of risk assessments
•           Lead teams or individuals, using direct or indirect influence techniques, to support clients' needs.
•           Coordinate project activities across multi-functional and cross-geographical teams to meet project deliverables.
•           Mentor others by providing guidance, direction, or other (technical) expertise.
•           Frequently demonstrate highly technical and professional competencies on medium to high profile projects
Project Management
•           Use systematic techniques to break technical projects into fundamental task requirements.
•           Obtain (negotiate for) resources as needed, communicate direction to team members, assign tasks as appropriate, and ensure that commitments are met.
•           Monitor project progress to anticipate problems and develop solutions before they become critical, and use clearly understood metrics to report progress to management.
Process Development
•           Develop process concepts and alternatives and prepare formal written justifications for financial authorization.
•           Lead or coordinate the design and testing of prototype processes for proof of concept work.
•           Create process specifications, request for quotations, factory acceptance plans, validation plans, and other relevant documentation to support process introductions.
•           Foster and manage vendor partner relationships to support process introductions.
Business Acumen
•           Understand accounting principles, capital and expense planning, cost center reporting, and other tools to understand project and departmental performance.
•           Use sound business principles to evaluate alternatives and provide technical direction
Leaving Certificate or equivalent
Primary Degree in Engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Plastics , Chemical / Pharma or Electrical/Controls Engineering
Project Management Training/Qualification
2D/3D CAD skills
Pneumatic Circuits & Controls
Familiarity with DOE techniques, statistical analysis tools, and/or DFM principles.
Knowledge of Materials Characteristics & test method development.
Extrusion and Web Handling Process
7 to 10 years post qualification experience in general project engineering, with a focus on mechanical systems & their application in a manufacturing environment (batch type process for the medical devices / healthcare / pharmaceutical/ food industry –mixing/processing or air-motive industry preferred)
3yrs+ Project Management experience.
Masters in Project Management or Manufacturing Systems or equivalent
Machine design experience
Occupational Health and Safety
Plastic Welding Heat Seal Technology
Catheter manufacture – Ultrasonic cutting
Plastic Part assembly
Servo Control systems
ASQ Green/Black Belt Certification
FDA, ISO experience preferred
Process back ground desirable with medical, chemical or plastics experience preferred;
Experience in developing innovative manufacturing processes;
Preferable to have previous people management experience and management of substantial budgetary responsibilities
For further information on this Project Engineer role in Mayo please contact Deirdre Finnerty on 091730022 /
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