R&D Laboratory Supervisor | Collins McNicholas

R&D Laboratory Supervisor

  • Reference: GJ564747
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Galway, Galway City
  • Category: Medical Devices
  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality.
  • Magages day-to-day laboratory activities.
  • Ensures that adequate resources (i.e. equipment, staff, consumables, facilities, etc) are maintained to meet the department and company goals.
  • Implements policies and procedures to maintain compliance to standards and quality systems.
  • Keeps abreast of Industry best practices for test methodologies and proposes new or alternative test methods where gaps exist in current test capabilities.
  • Manages method improvement activities, develops new test methods, and transfers methods into and out of the lab.
  • Provides technical oversight and leadership to employees who are responsible for performing laboratory functions.
  • Supervises junior engineers and technicians and ensures that they are trained and skilled for their assigned roles in the lab.
  • Develops direct reports by assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
  • Responsible for controlling access of all persons entering the lab.
  • Works closely with product development teams to develop test protocols.
  • Manages the  scheduling, prioritization and completion of test plans.
  • Creates standardised reporting systems to communicate results to customers.
  • Ensures the timely review, compilation, interpretation and communication of results.
  • Final review and approval of laboratory results, protocols, reports, SOPs, etc.
  • Evaluates requests for non-routine and unplanned testing and faciliates these requests as needed.
  • Participates in cross functional teams to perform troubleshooting on new products/process problems as related to test method, design, material or process.
  • Ensures constant vigilance in the laboratory for non-conforming events and develops a culture of transparency, rapid evaluation and escalation to the appropriate level for such events.
  • Leads laboratory investigations.
  • Manages the purchase , installation and qualification of test equipment.
  • Ensures test equipment is maintained and calibrated to appropriate levels.
  • Serves as a representative for the department in all internal / external Audits as functional expert.
  • Maintains and enhances cross-functional and corss-site team relationships.
  • Evaluates in conjunction with EHS new equipment/processes/chemicals for environmental impact/effect to eliminate or lessen such impacts/effects. 

Qualifications

  • Primary Degree in Science or Engineering. Min. FETAC level 8
  • Strong new product development/implementation lab experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good leadership abilities.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Candidates should have a proven track record of working in a fast paced environment with strong technical capabilities

 


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