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Engineering & Technical

106660 - Senior Materials Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 6/04/2020
Job Reference: 106660
Contact Name: Dee Curley
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Job Description

Senior Materials Engineer - Galway - 106660
Senior Materials Engineer
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Materials Engineer for their site.

Responsible for characterisation and development of materials and components in electroforming & mechanical forming processes, in addition to leading problem solving metallurgical defects.

Authority Assignment:
The Functional Head and other members of the team have the authority to act on behalf of the Principal Engineer.

•Establishing experiments to understand performance effects from metallic material properties
•Advancement of existing electroforming processes for the production of metallic wafers
•Development and critique of DOE’s and validation plans for metallurgical processes to achieve production readiness
•Identification and control of the input variables to produce the desired outputs
•Work as part of a team around the development of joining processes
•Analysis and investigation to determine reasons for performance outcomes
•Leading problem solving initiatives to establish root cause and implementation of appropriate solutions
•Responsible for reporting on/validating solutions identified.
•Responsible for project management of material projects.
•Ability to liaise with Customers, suppliers and external bodies, as required
•Maintains Project Technical files to comply with Medical Quality Standards
•Perform other assigned tasks as directed by Head of Function

•5+ years’ experience in a Medical Process Development or Manufacturing Environment
•Knowledge of additive and metal electroforming processes would be an advantage.
•Minimum of a primary degree in Materials Engineering or Metallurgy, however a post graduate qualification in a relevant area of specialization would be a distinct advantage.
•Experience of a regulated environment would be advantageous

Specific Requirements:
•Familiar with use of SEM, XRD, XRF, ESD. EBSD, FIB and DSC equipment and techniques including sample preparation
•Very familiar with material characterisation techniques and metallic material failure mechanisms
•Fully conversant with properties of metallic materials especially those with higher corrosion resistance
•Analytical and methodical approach to work
•Excellent documentation and attention to detail skills
•Ability to lead and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including members from outside specialist centres. Outstanding team working abilities with good interpersonal skills
•Ability to present ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to all levels of the company

Environmental Conditions:
  • Typical office environment with work also performed in Development labs and Manufacturing areas in addition to customer/supplier locations
  • Some travel may be required with role

For further information on this Principal Materials Engineer role in Galway please contact Dee Curley on 091 730022 /

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