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Engineering & Technical

Senior Project Engineer - Cork

Contract Type: Contract
Sector:
Location: Cork
Date: 6/05/2016
Job Reference: 82730

Job Description

Senior Project Engineer

Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Project Engineer for their site on an hourly contracting basis.

Job Description
Support Engineering Team leaders through responsibility for specific projects within a determined project group, for the support of processes under development, introduction to manufacturing, or ongoing support as required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Look for breakthrough technologies to reduce manufacturing cost or lead-time.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of innovative solutions/technologies to deliver lower costs and shorter lead times.
  • Product/Process Developments (Specific Product Line)
  • Management of transformational process developments
  • Support Engineering Team Leaders through Maintenance of Current and Future State Value Stream Maps
  • Identify, justify & Manage budgets & capital spend requirements for new products and process developments.
  • Determine facility and equipment layouts for manufacturing cells.
  • Strategically plan unit cost of production reduction - Reduce cost of manufacture on a year-by-year basis
  • Implementation of Lean principles in Process development ?Process Value Stream Mapping, 5S, SMEAD, Line Balancing etc.
  • Support Annual Business Planning Process for capital and budget generation
  • Management of strategic machine capacity database with 20% excess
  • Project Management
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities.
  • NPI?s & Product Transfers
  • Lead or actively participate in cross-functional teams to ensure New Product Introduction/Research and Development projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Support new product development.
  • Co-ordination of cross functional team members for defined projects
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the manufacturing engineering team.
  • Actively participate and assist in selection and recruitment of new employees.
  • Develop and maintain a Credo based culture within the manufacturing engineering group.
  • Create opportunities to reward and recognize success of project teams and individuals
  • Preparation and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for specific projects
  • Ensure Effective Closure on Corrective Action Requests, NCR?s, CAPA?s, and Maps etc.
  • Ensure all process developments, NPI etc. are managed in accordance with the Quality management system.
  • Ensure all production equipment meets all Health & Safety requirements by the completion of required documentation.
  • Implementation of safety/environmental requirements on purchase of all new equipment
  • Strategic
  • Work with the Engineering Function to develop and implement strategic Engineering Goals & Objectives
  • Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives
  • Work with Engineering manager to ensure consistency within the engineering function at a plant wide level
Key Requirements
  • Flexible work ethic
  • Strong influencing skills - Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Problem solving skills ? To assist in maintaining project progress and on design issues.
  • Decision Making ? Required to make decisions on technical and management issues.
  • Degree of responsibility ? Must be capable of managing and developing the project team.
  • Excellent Planning & Organizing Skills
  • Extent of Confidentiality - Discretion is essential in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies & regulatory.
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

Qualifications and Education
Essential
  • Obtained as a minimum a Degree in Science, Mechanical/Production or Manufacturing Engineering and +2 years? experience in a medical device/healthcare/pharma/aerospace environment or comparable hi-tech environment.
  • Previous project management/Leadership expertise of a major new equipment introduction, process modification, NPI or Product transfer.
  • Proven track record in development and Installation of manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead sub teams within a project and give direction to fellow team members, contractors, vendors to complete tasks to a defined timeline.
  • Self-motivated, with focus on Quality, Timelines and Cost.
  • Knowledge of ISO Design & Drafting Standards within a design & manufacturing environment.
Desirable
  • Knowledge of foundry / sintering processes.
  • Experience with managing projects across multiple sites / locations.
  • 3D CAD/CAM experience using Unigraphic?s or equivalent.
  • Post graduate Master?s Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Certified Six Sigma qualifications.
  • Certified Project Management qualifications.
Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to organise medium complexity technical issues
  • Knowledge of equipment and process validation and documentation procedures and processes
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Organised and results orientated
  • Ability to take ownership
  • Ability to motivate and lead - must be team orientated
  • Methodology/Certification Requirements
  • Relevant Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1 years? experience in a technical position
  • Advanced technical degree
  • Prior experience in a GMP or medical device manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience in equipment and process validation activities
  • Process development experience
  • Equipment conceptual skills
  • Experience of bespoke capital equipmeny

Clients we are proud to work with

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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources
Pivot

“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 


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Human Resources Manager
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King
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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources
Pivot

“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 


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Human Resources Manager
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King
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