Connecting to LinkedIn...

Vacancy Details


108163 - Senior Quality Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 1/07/2020
Job Reference: 108163
Contact Name: Orla Crowley
Contact Email:

Job Description

Senior Quality Engineer - Galway - 108163

Senior Quality Engineer

Our medical device outsourcing (MDO) manufacturing client whom serve cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, vascular, advanced surgical and power solutions markets, are searching for a Senior Quality Engineer.

Position Scope/Summary:
The Sr. Quality Engineer will be expected to provide support to Operations, interact with customers and provide support for Engineering, Quality Systems and Process engineering.

Specialisations may include but are not limited to: design control; material and process control; product reliability; software quality engineering; and/or metrology.

This position will be integral in meeting the Quality Management System requirements. It requires creativity and foresight to work with operations and product development teams to ensure compliance to the Quality Manual, Design Control, Supplier Management and other appropriate procedures for a variety of medical devices from concept through market introduction. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who is excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Position Requirements:
  • Maintain company compliance with FDA Quality System Regulations and ISO 13485 standards. Experience with FDA and ISO inspections and registration is a plus.
  • Actively participates in internal audits, management review and other activities covered under Accellent Quality Manual, Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide customer related quality and regulatory inquiries support.
  • Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities.
  • Provide QE direction, analysis and recommendations for Product Development to successfully launch new products into active production in a timely and cost effective manner. Directs development and maintenance of internal/external standards relative to Design and Development,
  • Lead implementation of continuous improvement projects or act as subject matter expert for SPC, FMEA, DOE and process validation.
  • Lead and provide Project Management support as needed.
  • Develops and initiates standard methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation, utilizing knowledge in related engineering fields.
  • Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Performs measurement system analyses to evaluate test and inspection equipment.
  • Leads disposition of discrepant material and devises process to assess product quality and reliability.
  • Monitors and directs engineering group on calibration requirements and implementation of systems to support equipment calibration.
  • Lead supplier approval and qualification of new/revised items which includes inspection method development and validation as well as correlation with supplier’s methods, supplier audits, management of supplier corrective and preventative actions and assist in FMEA.
  • Direct support for FDA and ISO inspections and registration.
  • Directs workers engaged in measuring, testing, and tabulating data concerning quality and reliability.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Up to 20% travel may be required.

Environmental Working Conditions:
Normally works in an office environment although expected to be in the machine shop or the assembly area regularly and frequently. Incumbent will be subject to environmental conditions existing in all these areas.
Employee must comply with all safety policies and safe work procedures established by the company. Job tasks may also involve:
Using personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, goggles, gloves, and other equipment as established in company policies and safe work procedures. Working near cutting & machining fluids, solvents, lubricants and other hazardous chemicals using appropriate safety controls.
Employee will be expected to attend safety training, and may serve on the facility safety committee and participate in hazard analysis and resolution.


  • level 8 in either Science or Engineering is required.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 8 year’s experience in the Medical Device or other regulated industry, such as QSR and ISO 13485, with increasing responsibility.
  • Experience with FDA and ISO 13485 Certification inspections is a plus.
  • Must be adept in use of computer software for the analysis of data, preferably Microsoft Excel and statistical packages (Minitab preferred).
  • Quality Engineering certification (CQE) preferred or equivalent body of knowledge in areas which include, but are not limited to Statistics, SPC, Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing; Sampling, Design of Experiments, etc. Ability to analyse, understand and effectively communicate this technical material. Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is a plus.
  • Ability to organize and judge priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess excellent verbal & written communication skills, which include but are not limited to presentation, organisational and management skills.

For further information on this Senior Quality Engineer role in Galway please contact Orla Crowley on 0860449473 or email

Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –

Please Note: Under its obligation under the Data Protection legislation, HERO Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

Share this Job

“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

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

Fiachra Collins
Computer Vision Algorithm Team Manager

“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

“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”. 

Orla Keady-Giblin,
Human Resources Manager
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King

I am extremely grateful to Anne-Marie at HERO Recruitment for helping me land an opportunity in Ireland. She had a great deal of information regarding the job profile, was extremely prompt in arranging an interview and followed it up brilliantly. She was an excellent point of contact between the employer and me during the whole process. She has good knowledge about the process and was well aware of the timelines. I would recommend Anne-Marie, HERO Recruitment to anyone who is looking for opportunities in the country

Nikhil Pradeepkumar
Optical Engineer
Valeo Vision Systems

Clients we are proud to work with