Value Stream Leader | Collins McNicholas

Value Stream Leader

  • Reference: CJ45528
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Munster, Waterford
  • Category: Production

Role Responsibilities:

  • Deliver expertise in the area of Automation, Plant Layout, Processing, Manufacturing Systems Validations and other project activities that are required.
  • Support the development of new processes and provide technical assistance to current processes on site.
  • Working with the operations team and customers to supply world class manufacturing solutions to meet their requirements.
  • Process Introduction of New Automation and Manufacturing Solutions to support new and existing projects.
  • Facilitate design and debugging of new manufacturing systems, tooling and automation.
  • Completion of Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) and validation protocols of IQ, OQ, PQ and preparation of reports required to support validations.
  • Perform DOE’s, FMEA’s to enhance design processes as well as improve yields and utilization through reduced cycle and efficient set-ups.
  • Front line liaison with customers, equipment suppliers, some travel may be required.
  • Responsible for SPC and process monitoring within manufacturing systems.
  • Lead & co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of the operations team (including key support department team members) to meet production targets for customer delivery, product quality & cost ensuring a safe work environment at all times.
  • Liaising with tool room, maintenance, production and quality on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining clean, safe working environment with manufacturing equipment.
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.


Role Requirements:


  • Diploma or Degree in Engineering/Quality desirable.
  • 5 years’ experience in automation systems or general engineering applications essential.
  • 2 years’ people management/leadership experience highly desirable.


  • Excellent lean operations leadership, organisational and communication skills.
  • Performance and results driven.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Excellent initiative and decision-making capability.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • High level of cGMP, safe working practices and awareness.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Project & ERP systems.


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

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