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Manufacturing Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 18238

Our client located in the West of Galway are looking to hire a Manufacturing Engineer for an exciting new project.

About the Role:

The position requires a proven candidate with a background in providing high-value manufacturing engineering support within a GMP-regulated medical devices industry.


Due to exciting growth on a number of new product/ technology introductions in 2020, the successful candidate will liaise heavily with cross-functional NPI (new product introduction) teams which can encompass R&D, manufacturing-engineering, maintenance, EH&S, quality-engineering and supply-chain functions.


You will work as part of a team to maintain high quality/performance/safety standards on all assigned implant-products. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the position will be challenging, involve exposure to the latest Tier1-company implant product-designs and will require an ability to work autonomously.



  • Provide high-value support to the manufacturing operations through daily collaboration with production staff and supervisors, working with cross-functional colleagues to resolve production floor issues.
  • Identify and implement manufacturing projects which improve product quality, reduce lead times and reduce costs.
  • Deploy the principles of lean and six sigma in identifying and implementing the optimum areas for improvement in manufacturing operations.
  • Assist New Product Introduction (NPI) teams with key input into design-for-manufacturing and product flow/layout development. Take ownership for the execution of process qualification related builds.
  • Key member of PFMEA-generation workshops.
  • Ownership of IQ, OQ, PQ protocol-generation, execution and reporting.
  • Maintain, update and review manufacturing, quality and engineering-related documentation as required – driving and reviewing all Engineering Change Notice (ECN) proposals.
  • Assist with training of product builder staff on key operational tasks.
  • Enjoy a multi-departmental approach to problem-solving where everyone has a voice and is respected for their input in driving root-cause-analysis reviews.
  • Always strive to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Perform facility-based EH&S, layout or energy-savings projects as required.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and calibration of critical equipment-systems.
  • There will be a strong linkage with the Quality Assurance department in supporting the Regulatory and Compliance requirements of an ISO13485 organisation. This will encompass NCR and CAPA ownership and resolution.
  • Make appropriate decisions daily, using the Manufacturing Manager and Senior Quality Assurance representatives as needed as the final arbitrators on critical quality-related decisions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Successful candidate must have a strong track record of execution within in a medical device environment. This role will involve production-support of Tier1-multinational-customer products – and as such, experience is essential.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in providing process, continuous-improvement and compliance support within an ISO-8 (or higher) clean environment.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, biomedical engineering, quality engineering.
  • Strong familiarity with FDA GMP/QSR; ISO 13485 and medical standards is required.
  • Experience in the areas of medical textile technologies (such as polymer/wire-braiding, weaving, knitting etc) and polymer coating/grafting technologies is desirable.
  • Experience of transferring products from design into commercial-manufacturing, is highly desirable.
  • Solid knowledge of PFMEA development, IQ/OQ/PQ validation is required.
  • Candidate must be highly motivated and passionate about meeting production targets with excellent time-management, presentation, communication skills, technical writing skills and organizational skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Possess strong analytical skills, with a hands-on approach.
  • Project management experience is desirable.

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

091 706 717