Job Detail

Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Tommy McKeown

Senior NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer – 9 month contract

Job ID: JOB-11548
Senior NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer – 9 Month Contract

Job Overview The Senior Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer will be responsible for leading project-related Engineering activities within NPD and providing Engineering support to the Manufacturing department during the new product introduction cycle. In addition to this, the NPD Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the development of both existing and new process technologies as required by new products and prototypes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work as part of the NPD team to drive product and process improvements
  • Manage new designs through product lifecycle into manufacturing
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts in the business to ensure all new products fit within manufacturing capability
  • Work closely with Lean and Operations teams to ensure that any new processes developed meet world-class manufacturing standards
  • Display customer focus always and be accountable for quality and timeliness of own work
  • Manage a variable workload across different projects to meet NPD requirements
  • Design and introduce manufacturing processes for new products to meet the demands of productivity and quality
  • Ensure that complete and effective validations are carried out on all processes before transferring to manufacture including IQ, OQ, PQ & PPQ
  • Identify and put in place permanent and effective technical/system solutions to problems
  • Maintain high quality/compliance standards in line with Medical Device manufacturing requirements.
  • Applying Lean principles to identify and develop improvements that increase key process metrics of yield, throughput and productivity
  • Investigate new process technologies and evaluate potential competitive advantage and the cost-benefit of introduction
  • Manage external relationships with technology providers/suppliers
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled

What your background should look like:


  • Level 8 Engineering degree, or equivalent qualification
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role

Key Requirements

  • Strong mechanical background with a good working knowledge of metals & plastics processing a distinct advantage, with a particular focus on machining
  • Ability to develop process settings/windows using scientific methodology
  • Knowledge of Six-Sigma methodology, problem-solving tools and Lean Manufacturing principles
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative and cost-effective solutions
  • AutoCAD, Solid works and Minitab experience preferable
  • Experience working in a high-volume production environment would be beneficial
  • Computer literate and familiar with all Office software packages
  • Motivated to work on own initiative and the ability to make and implement decisions
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills

For further information on this role please contact Tommy McKeown on 086 0100903 /

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Tommy McKeown


Senior NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer – 9 month contract

Tommy McKeown

Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Tommy McKeown
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