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Lead Quality Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22909

This is an exciting opportunity for a Lead Quality Engineer to join a leading global medical device company based in Cork.


As a Lead Quality Engineer, you will:

  • Identify and resolve complex exceptions to work assignments.

  • Summarizes, analyses, draws conclusions and makes appropriate decisions from test results or other process-related findings.

  • Read and interpret technical drawings, procedures, and protocols

  • Identify Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, customer complaints) by dispositioning non-conforming material, assisting in the identification of primary root causes, and understanding corrective and preventative actions. 

  • Has the responsibility and independent authority to make decisions related to product quality, including the disposition of the non-conforming product.

  • Participates in Customer Complaints investigation for areas under their control.

  • Document investigation findings in the analysis report on GCS2

  • Become a trainer for the Software related to the complaints handling process (GCS2), as required.

  • Continually seeks to drive improvements in product and process quality.

  • Knowledgeable on QSR and ISO/MDD standards, constantly promoting awareness of best industry practices, making appropriate decisions on a daily basis utilizing the quality engineering manager/site QA Director as the final arbitrator on critical quality decisions

  • Knowledgeable on Risk Management, BSEN 14971 requirements.

  • Uses knowledge of Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis and Lean principles to investigate and solve problems and improve quality.

  • Assure that all laboratory equipment is in compliance to perform the analysis activities (calibration, safety, cleanliness).

  • Gives technical guidance to Associate Quality Engineer, Technician, and Inspection staff.


  • Requires a minimum level 8 qualification in a relevant Engineering / Science degree.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and meet targets/goals efficiently.

  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • People management experience is advantageous.

  • Strong knowledge of quality principles and the ability to utilize these methods in a manufacturing environment.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin

(021) 2427108