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Collins McNicholas

Senior Chemical Engineer


  • To specify pickle/passivation chemical treatments and develop a cleaning process for medical devices.
  • Guide the specification of new equipment relating to the cleaning and passivation process.
  • Develop the cleaning and passivation process to world-class yield levels.
  • Assess the suitability of existing passivation cell and new passivation cell for use with new project and products.
  • Take control of the existing process and using LEAN tools to reduce waste and improve on the existing OEE.
  • Lead initiative to reduce traditional methods and move towards green technology.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides best in class problem-solving tools.
  • Works cross-functionally to deliver on the site strategic targets and objectives.
  • Supports creating a manufacturing strategy for new products.
  • Designing and optimising the manufacturing and testing processes.
  • Selection of components and materials with the design team.
  • Ensuring product and manufacturing cost targets are achieved.
  • Participate in the Design and Process FMEA’s.
  • Oversee the pre-launch and scale up to batch production.
  • Assess the safety of all raw materials, equipment and process on site.
  • Work with Operations to advise on formulation and filling.

Key Requirements:

  • A graduate of Engineering, Chemistry, Sciences or equivalent qualification.
  • Proven track record in a similar role with a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience at this level within the Medical Device or related industry.
  • Excellent “hands-on” technical skills.
  • Good coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have demonstrated the ability to lead in a previous role.
  • Experience in people management and development.
  • Six sigma green belt.
  • LEAN tool bag.
  • Good organization, supervisory and investigation skills are required.
  • Proven ability to influence people from other functions.

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