Senior NPI Engineer


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
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Senior NPI Engineer

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Job ID: JOB-12999

Senior New Product Introduction Engineer

Role Description:

The Senior New Product Introduction Engineer will lead a team of Engineers and Technicians in New Product Introduction (NPI) and Product Development (PD) projects.


  • Lead a dedicated group of Engineers and Technicians within the New Product Introduction Group.
  • Coach and mentor members of the NPI and PD team during the introduction of large-scale projects.
  • Oversee and manage New Part Introduction in conjunction with the Manufacturing Group.
  • Lead and manage the execution of the following NPI and PD activities:

                – Supporting the Introduction of ISO56000, Innovation Management Standard.

                – Execution of initiated projects.

                – Design & Development of New Products through the Customers design process.

                – Prototyping and Testing concept and initial Engineering builds.

                – Design Verification and Validation including development of test protocols & and reports.

                – Risk Assessment and Risk Management as per ISO13485.

                – Identify the requirements for new Technologies to support robust products and processes.

                – Test Method & Process Development using statistical tools (R&R, DOE, Equivalence Tests).

                – Clearly defined processes documented in standard work instructions.

                – Process Verification and Validation for release of products for commercialisation.

  • Leads and promotes a methodical and systematic Problem-Solving approach.
  • Project Management and Execution of assigned projects spanning from concept to commercialisations including budgeting, prioritisation, resource management, status/stakeholder management and external communication.
  • Scope & define new Technology User Requirements required to support the implementation of new projects.
  • Ensure the requirements of ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 are considered during design, development and new product introduction and integrated into production processes.
  • Adhere to Plant Safety requirements and Health & Safety requirements relating to your work, assuming responsibility for those aspects of the OH&S System over which you have control to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Be aware of the potential environmental impacts associated with your work and the implications of non-conformance.
  • Contribute to enhanced energy performance by conservation of energy where possible (Lighting, Equipment, Air Conditioning etc).
  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management systems through participation, providing feedback/ suggestions for improvement and by reporting accidents, dangerous occurrence, near miss/ illness, good catch and environmental incidents in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management Systems by developing, leading and promoting a culture which supports the intended outcomes of the management systems. Directing and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of these management systems

Skills and Experience:

  • Highly Effective and articulate communication skills with an ability to convey and link with people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to work across a number of different projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work cross functionally and interact with different functions across the group.
  • Demonstrates a behaviour of high performance and creates an environment of high engagement within the NPI Team.
  • Project Management of NPI & PD projects using appropriate methods and tools. (e.g. PMBOK, Agile PM Methods)
  • Six Sigma – lead problem solving and process improvement projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Proficient and proven experience of Product and Process Validation.


  • NFQ Level 8 or higher in a Technical Discipline (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics or Bio-Medical) is preferred, with 5+ years Medical Device Experience.
  • Project Management and/or Six Sigma Qualification – Highly Desirable.
  • Process experience in Grinding, Moulding, EDM and/or Laser processes – Distinct Advantage.


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Tommy McKeown


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Senior NPI Engineer

Tommy McKeown

Role Type Permanent
Contact Tommy McKeown
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