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107981 - Senior Product Development Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 2/06/2020
Job Reference: 107981
Contact Name: Amanda Reynolds
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Job Description

Senior Product Development Engineer - Galway - 107981
Senior Product Development Engineer

My leading design and contract manufacturing client who provide solutions for the medical device market are hiring for a senior PD engineer ro join their team and report into the head of design on site in Galway

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead & develop product development for customer projects (which may include multiple simultaneous projects) to ensure that customer requirements are defined, translated into product development specifications and ultimately delivered.
  • Work closely with design and process development engineers to deliver user focused designs that are designed for manufacture when transferred to production.
  • Lead and support the following product development activities:
  • Concept development, Feasibility, Design Verification & Validation execution stages of new products or product enhancements
  • Delivery of Mechanical Design solutions for early stage and end stage product development
  • Risk assessment, Risk Management as per ISO14971
  • Prototyping and testing concept designs and initial engineering builds
  • CAD development & tolerance stack up analysis - SolidWorks 3D CAD proficient in complex assemblies, surface modelling - 2d drawings
  • Pilot production trials to assess concept feasibility & troubleshoot design risk
  • Development of Product Specification & Test Method Development and documentation of such in Product Input w/Output format
  • Design verification, including development of test protocols & conducting of testing as per ISO13485 & ideally ISO1055
  • Work with Design team to define & complete Product validation and usability testing
  • Work with Quality team to complete Design Stage Gate reviews
  • Work with Process Development team and Production teams to complete transfer to production and pre-production planning
  • Work with the PM to define, plan, track and report on Product Development projects; this should include use of Work Breakdown Structures, Project Plans, Costing etc.
  • Lead development of project proposals outlining cost, schedule, risk etc. & liaise with customers to present and review proposals to secure project sale
  • Work with Customer complaints & Quality team to evaluate product non-conformances to assist in root cause analysis and recommend design modifications if appropriate.
Education & Experience Required:
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in product development for medical devices, ideally in highly regulated Class III devices
  • Demonstrated understanding of various types of manufacturing, mechanisms, materials, tolerance-analysis and design-for-manufacturing is required
  • Mechanical Design experience required
  • Highly experienced in product specification design; translation of design inputs to engineering outputs, tolerance stack up analysis, as well as product testing; limit challenge testing, test method development, test method validation etc.
  • Experience of working under medical device design controls, with proven knowledge of design verification/validation and design/process FMEAs is required. Experience of medical device regulations including GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), QSR (Quality Systems Regulations) and ISO quality requirements is required
  • Experienced in Risk Management for medical devices and associated documentation processes
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making, and root cause analysis skills are required
  • Experience designing for manufacturability particularly for plastics, and experience with related supplier management
  • Highly experienced in project management, from conception to delivery; strong initiative and follow through in executing project responsibilities, overcoming obstacles and balancing multiple priorities effectively through strong technical and/or project leadership experience is required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to effectively communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to all levels of the organisation is required
  • Experience in team management and a demonstrated track-record of being part of successful cross-functional product development teams is required
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD (e.g. Solidworks) and MS Office Suite is required

For further information on this Senior Product Development Engineer role in Galway please contact Amanda Reynolds on 0860468858/

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