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Design Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22376

Join a leading provider in the biopharmaceutical industry as an Design Engineer at an advanced manufacturing facility in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

This role offers an extensive training program, including an opportunity to train at their US-based headquarters, preparing you to excel in developing innovative process solutions.

The Role:

You will be a key player in an Applications Engineering team, focusing on the development, design, and optimization of Single-Use Process Solutions (SUPS). These solutions are pivotal in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sectors for the production of groundbreaking medications.


  • System Development and Design: Spearhead the creation of innovative single-use systems, meticulously developing detailed product specifications and designs aligned with user requirements, production capabilities, and regulatory standards.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Actively engage with internal teams, including Quality, Operations, Engineering, Production, Sales, and Supply Chain, to ensure developed solutions resonate with customer needs and adhere to the regulatory framework.
  • Component Management: Oversee a comprehensive library of single-use components, conducting thorough evaluations to ensure their suitability and performance, while collaborating with Quality, Planning, and Procurement teams to guarantee a consistent supply.
  • Production Support: Champion the accurate manufacture of designs, ensuring they meet approved specifications. Offer continuous improvement strategies for MES/ERP systems to enhance manufacturing efficiency and ergonomics.
  • Technical Documentation: Generate essential support documentation, including process flow diagrams, specification prints, BOMs, and usage guidelines, to facilitate the successful implementation and production of single-use systems.
  • Project Management: Efficiently manage single-use system projects, ensuring that initiatives are completed within set timelines and cost targets, and that the end product meets the high standards expected by clients.
  • Problem Solving and Analysis: Utilize strong analytical skills to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions, ensuring the development of solutions that are both innovative and practical.
  • Client and Team Communication: Maintain clear and effective communication channels with both customers and internal teams, providing technical support, discussing project statuses, and ensuring a smooth and collaborative working environment.


  • Non-smoker - as the smoke particles will damage products and contaminate cleanroom. This is non-negotiable.
  • A minimum 2.1 Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related technical discipline.
  • Proficiency in computer usage, including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Strong project management abilities, with a knack for applying mathematical operations to various tasks.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the capacity to interpret a wide range of technical instructions.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Desirable Skills

  • Background in biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, or manufacturing industries.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and 3D modeling software.
  • Advanced mathematical abilities for various statistical analyses.

For more information and a confidential discussion on the role please contact Michelle Mc Inerney.

091 706717