Injection Moulding Process Engineer | Collins McNicholas

Injection Moulding Process Engineer

  • Reference: LK44500 - 1
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Injection Moulding Process Engineer with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region.


The primary process of this role will be to provide operational process and project support to the manufacturing business.


The following are the key requirements for the role:


Main Responsibilities:

  • Production introduction moulding process support including:
    • Attend new product project meetings from concept to introduction (Phase Reviews).
    • Provide various methods of manufacture.
    • Provide moulding cycle times and capital costs on new projects.
    • Specification of new equipment for purchase.
    • Quality issues on product introduction. Root cause analysis, corrective actions and verification of quality/design problems should they arise.
    • Process variation/downtime analysis and fixes.
    • Cavity Pressure Control implementation and support where needed.
    • Insure new products come off sort when in production.
    • Insure minimum cycle times are achieved when signed over to production.
    • OEE / Efficiency production support after new product introduction.
    • Work closely with Medical product manager to ensure future volume and quality to the customer.
    • Manage new moulding medical product introductions namely (pfmea’s, IQ’s, OQ’s, PQ’s and Work Instructions).
    • Manage changes to medical processes in production post validation.
  • Lean Six Sigma Projects and New Product Introduction support.
  • Maintain, create and update to PFMEA’s and hold meetings on such.
  • This job will entail assisting the Injection Moulding Processes for new and existing products and advise on, Process Speeds, Equipment needed and equipment costs.
  • The Job will require Guidance to be given to Process technicians.
  • Numeric metrics that the job is accountable for are:
    • Staying within Budget for Capital Purchases
    • Meeting Project Schedules.
    • Achieve Costed Process Speeds.
  • Achieve Costed Process Efficiency.
  • Achieve Costed Process QAP Metrics.
  • This job is specific to the injection moulding process currently on-site but travel to vendor sites and customer sites may occur from time to time depending on the business needs.
  • Problem solving ability is critical to this role, New Products and New Product Processes are liable to change Problems. The extent and range of the problems that arise require a systematic approach, such as lean Six Sigma or other Problem solving Skills Tools that enable Root cause solutions to be adapted.
  • The role will primarily involve Injection moulding process but may incorporate other assembly process incorporated within moulding.
  • Requires a high level of creativity in the Research and Application of New Technologies to deliver the required level of Innovation in all areas of the business.




  • Moulding / Mechanical / Manufacturing Degree in Plastics/Polymer Eng.
  • Minimum 5 years’ injection moulding / process support and production experience in a medical manufacturing environment. Experience of new product introduction and process development a distinct advantage.
  • Validation experience of the medical moulding processes are a distinct advantage.
  • Cavity Pressure Control experience is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of and experience using Manufacturing Processes such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Green Belt certified a distinct advantage.
  • FEA, Mould flow, Minitab /Solid IT – Microsoft Office suite will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability/experience in leading projects and project teams to success.
  • New Technologies Research/Application experience.
  • Excellent coaching and facilitation skills.
  • Willingness to take initiative.
  • Strong analytical skills in gathering data from operations groups, defining work problems
  • and working with operational teams to design effective solutions in resolving issues.
  • Strong organizational, communication and creativity skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills in meeting customer deadlines / schedules.
  • Hands on knowledge of PC software such as Solid Designer, MS Excel, Visio and statistical software such as Minitab.


For a confidential discussion on the above role please contact Michael O’Leary on 061-512270

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