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Senior Polymer Engineer

Job Title: Senior Polymer Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 85295
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Senior Polymer Engineer

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

Job Purpose
Provide scientific understanding and technical engineering skills to meet business goals and objectives. Ability to coach, lead and enhance the productivity of technical reports within the business. Provide a structured framework for training of technical reports. Build collaborative relationships through strong teamwork across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues within the Extrusion/ Injection Moulding/ Balloon Forming area ensuring performance to key metrics across the areas of People/Safety, Quality, Service & Cost.
  • Directly supervise, lead and develop the Extrusion Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Provide technical leadership to the Engineers and Technicians within the team for daily production support, problem solving and process improvement.
  • Lead technical improvement under the team?s VIP (Cost reduction) program.
  • Transferring and implementing processes either from development or from another manufacturing facility.
  • Liaison with quality and engineering both internal to the plant and externally within the corporation.
  • Participation, where appropriate, in the phase review process and the NPE meetings with respect to new products.
  • Ongoing manufacturing support in order to help the team meet its business objectives of quality, output and cost.
  • Maintain a valid capacity model in co-operation with the line Supervisor and conduct adequate advance planning for required capital.
  • Provide technical leadership/guidance for the Technicians on the team (with specific responsibility to ensure that the preventative maintenance program is adequate and timely).
  • Development and implementation of appropriate supporting documentation, which complies with GMP in conjunction with the other team members.
  • Project planning, in detail, in support of major projects, product/process transfer etc.
  • Evaluates in conjunction with EHS new equipment/processes/chemicals for environmental impact/effect to eliminate or lessen such impacts/effects.
  • Responsible for other projects as assigned by the company.
  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality.
  • Understands and comply with all the regulations governing the quality systems.
  • Ensures all direct reports are aware of their commitment to patient safety and product quality, are current with their training requirements and that they understand and comply with all other regulations governing their work.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Degree qualified, ideally in Polymer/Materials Engineering or similar. Min. HETAC level 8 is a must.
  • Min 8 years? experience within Extrusion/ Injection Moulding/ Balloon Forming manufacturing area in a Medical Device or other highly regulated industry.
  • Strong theoretical & practical knowledge of core polymer processes.
  • Experience in Multi-layer and multi-lumen Extrusion would be a distinct advantage.
  • Proven track record in providing engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues within core polymer processes.
  • People management experience.

For further information on this Senior Polymer Engineer role in Galway please contact Deirdre Finnerty on 091730022 /
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