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Senior Chemical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Chemical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 83294
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Senior Chemical Engineer

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

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Researches and develops new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with API & Solvents is essential
  • Experience with chemical processing, handling & manufacturing.
  • Direct ownership of manufacturing processes & design.
  • Process optimisation in order to sustain & improve product quality, yields & throughput.
  • Identify continuous improvement activities & lead or participate in cross-functional teams through implementation, qualification & validation.
  • Support activities in the areas of cost reduction, process efficiency & operational excellence.
  • Monitor and improve chemical processes with respect to cycle times, machine utilization and yields.
  • Structure experiments for coating/impregnation processes, material performance improvements and develop new chemical processes for new products.
  • Lead and support root cause driven approaches to problem solving efforts for chemical issues.
  • Analyse and report on chemical, quality and technical issues within Manufacturing Departments.
  • Provide expertise to support product development cycles, technology transfers and Operations scale ups.
  • Perform laboratory studies of steps in manufacture of new product and test proposed process in small scale operation.
  • Prepare / critically review protocols / reports and co-ordinate qualification and validation activities in conjunction with Engineering / Quality team, providing expert chemical direction as appropriate
  • Maintain expert up to date knowledge of developments in regulatory compliance requirements for product design, development, transfer and commercialization activities.
  • Analyses issues from different points of view, able to draw accurate conclusions from analyses to support decision making and makes timely decisions

  • Degree/ Masters in Chemical Engineering/ Process Engineering or related discipline with relevant experience in the Pharma/chemical synthesis industry
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant manufacturing experience in Pharma industry (ideally API related)
  • Knowledge of Analytical test methods and Regulatory requirements (i.e. FDA/BSI Audits)
  • Steam Sterilization experience would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of drug solubility and drug saturation would be beneficial
  • Sound knowledge of lean principles and DRM
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Tools such as Process FMEA is desirable

For further information on this Senior Chemical Engineer role in Galway please contact Anna McGowan on 091730022/0864667369 or email
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