Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Galway

  • Reference: GJ41634yyyyyy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Limerick, Sligo
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing


Position Scope/Summary:

Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering activities within area of assigned responsibility which involves project and program responsibility.  This work involves the application of considerable professional engineering knowledge and skills to the direction of a major engineering project as an ongoing program function.  Duties may involve the coordination of other technical staff and the coordination of program or project activities with other divisions or facilities.  Assignments are broad in scope with the opportunity for the use of independent judgment.


Position Requirements:

  • Interfaces directly and regularly with customers (internal and external) technical staff. Will typically be assigned projects that are of the highest priority and revenue potential with high visibility by our clients customers.  Often is included in critical technical discussions with customers to bring deep insight to a problem or opportunity and establish a high level of credibility for our client through demonstrated knowledge and expertise.
  • Exhibits highest level of expertise in chosen technical fields, often sited as an expert in the field.  Expertise is exhibited by technical journal and industry publications and/or relevant patents.
  • Evaluates, when required, proposed projects for feasibility and applicability of our clients technology. Will typically be assigned projects when are less defined and require (1) The development of new  Technology and/or processes, (2) The Improvement and Further Resolution of Existing  Technology, and/or (3) Development of new Supplier Processes or Components as required to meet Project Goals.
  • Leads in the development of new products and implementation of processes as assigned for Customers and/or Internal Projects.
  • Reviews existing processes to identify and implement cost, quality, and productivity improvements through advanced approaches.
  • Follows and develops Quality and Regulatory requirements including policies, procedures, and appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Plans, Develops, and Executes Process and Test Method Validations (IQ, OQ, PQ, PPQ) in accordance with procedures and guidelines
  • Communicates ideas, information, and recommendations clearly, effectively and frequently (oral and written) withinthe facility, with outside suppliers or partners and with Lake Region Medical customers during formal and informal interactions.
  • Prepares or reviews documentation with a high degree of accuracy, completeness, and effectiveness using common engineering tools & templates were available.  (Examples include specifications, manufacturing procedures, ECOs, and technical reports or analysis)
  • Applies and Promotes Lean manufacturing techniques to continuously improve cycle times and process flows.  Identifies, supports, or directs the execution of improvement efforts to reduce waste in all manufacturing and business processes.
  • Uses structured problem solving techniques and statistical methods for data driven analysis and decisions.
  • Applies and leads DMAIC – Six Sigma approaches to solve issues and reduce variation in all manufacturing and business processes.
  • Plans, executes and manages project activities with cross functional teams.  Project types can include new product development and introduction, manufacturing transfers, continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Demonstrates leadership through mentoring of junior staff, responsiveness to business needs and motivation of diverse, cross functional teams including influencing both internal and external members to achieve positive business results
  • Demonstrates technical ability through the application of engineering skills, approaches and knowledge.
  • Takes financial responsibility for activities to create positive impact to the business
  • Performs all duties and directs others creating a safe working environment for our employees and our communities.


Environmental Working Conditions:

Normally works in an office environment although expected to be in the operations or the assembly area regularly and frequently.  Incumbent will be subject to environmental conditions existing in all these areas.


The requirements listed here and in the Engineering Career Matrix are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demonstrated Lean / Six Sigma / Process Excellence experience.  Medical Device experience is desired.

Ability to work in a highly regulated manufacturing environment is essential.  Machining and / or assembly background is an advantage.

Must have strong leadership skills including development of engineering staff, successfully executing engineering objectives and projects, ability to lead in a cross matrix work environment.

Proven experience building relationships across diverse engineering/manufacturing groups, site management and senior leadership team.

Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint at a minimum) and ability to use / learn Oracle as the company ERP system (preferably Oracle) and extract reports as directed.

Must have strong leadership skills including development of engineering staff, successfully executing engineering objectives and projects, ability to lead in a cross matrix work environment.

Proven experience building relationships across diverse engineering/manufacturing groups, site management and senior leadership team.

Excellent communicator: verbal, written and presentation skills

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position. Similarly we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company’s needs may change over time. Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description. The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.


For a confidential discussion on this role please contact Christopher O’ Toole on 091-706713 or email 

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