Manufacturing Engineer-CNC/Applications Engineer | Collins McNicholas

Manufacturing Engineer-CNC/Applications Engineer

  • Reference: CJ45529
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Production

Job Purpose: 
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing manufacturing process steps on CNC Machine tools and working with other team members to deliver the validated product to market. 


Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop the CNC manufacturing process to meet project milestones 
  • Participate in validation requirements on new equipment introductions / processes / process changes. 
  • Design & develop tools, fixtures, gages and special equipment for manufacturing operations and new product / process introductions in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and process Engineers. 
  • Preparation and maintenance of all relevant manufacturing specifications. 
  • Focus on reduction of unit cost of production, through accountability for specific cells 
  • Support ongoing Safety Incident corrective actions and ERGO team initiatives/actions 
  • Drive process improvements/capacity increases through new technology / equipment introductions. 


  • Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the continuous improvement program. 
  • Provide key inputs and leadership into transformational process developments. 
  • Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified. 
  • Track and report project spend 


  • Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure New Product Introduction projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner. 


  • Actively interfacing with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating requirements. 
  • Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the Engineering group. 


  • Preparation and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for specific projects. 
  • Ensure effective closure on Quality System documents (Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s, etc). 
  • Ensure all process developments, NPI etc are managed in accordance with the Quality management system. 


  • Ensure all production equipment meets all company Health & Safety requirements by the completion of required documentation. 
  • Implementation of safety/environmental requirements on purchase of all new equipment. 


  • Work with team leader to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives. 
  • Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives. 


Role Requirements:

 Personal Traits:

  • Sound analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Flexible work ethic. 
  • Problem Solving skills – to assist in maintaining project progress and on design issues. 
  • Technical decision making – required to make decisions on technical issues. 
  • Degree of responsibility – must be capable of taking direction and taking responsibility and ownership for Development of CNC Manufacturing processes. 
  • Continuous Improvement Focus 

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Obtained as a minimum a Degree in Mechanical/Production/Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Proven track record in development, of CNC milling or Turning manufacturing process steps. 
  • CAD / CAM experience 
  • 2+ years in a medical device or comparable hi-tech environment 


  • CNC operation setting & programming experience (Fanuc Compatible) 
  • Background in trades or technical discipline 
  • Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) or City and Guilds 7579 Computer Aided Engineering Qualification or Similar 
  • Operation of 5 axis mill-turn machining centres 
  • Unigraphics NX Cad Cam experience 
  • Proficiency of GD&T 
  • Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email

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