Manufacturing/Process Engineering Manager

  • Reference: GJ345636
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Connacht, Galway, Galway City
  • Category: Production

The Mgr, Manufacturing/Process Engineering will be a highly motivated, performance driven individual with proven experience in people management, leadership and acting as a technical point of contact for all activity within the Engineering department. This position will demand someone who possesses the ability to lead validation processes, mentor and develop a team of Engineers/Technicians, and manage a range of fast paced and dynamic projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


Technical Engineering

•       Lead technical analysis of operational issues to identify root causes and implement highly effective counter-measures using rigorous and well documented methods

•       Provide updates to Senior Management on technical issues with the appropriate level of technical and cost detail.

•       Lead and coach technicians / engineers through the process of root cause analysis to create standard methods within the department.

•       Gather and analyse relevant data to inform decision making in Engineering and Maintenance.

Capital Projects

•      Evaluate and prioritise potential capital projects in terms of scope, schedule and budget.

•      Plan and execute capital projects using established Project Management methods.

•      Generate project progress reports and present to Senior Management as required.

•      Complete detailed technical evaluation of new manufacturing equipment requirements.

•      Generate User Requirement Specifications in co-ordination with key stakeholders from Production and Validation.

•      Work with Purchasing department to procure capital projects.

•      Manage the installation and commissioning of equipment, systems and facilities associated with capital projects.

Maintenance Management

•       Implement and sustain a highly organised and well documented maintenance management system for manufacturing equipment, utility systems, and facility systems.

•      Provide technical guidance and support to Maintenance Technicians.

•      Implement Key Performance Indicators for Maintenance.

•      Create a highly organised workplace and standard methods and procedures for maintenance activities.

•      Implement and maintain an effective spares management system.

•      Manage external contractors to comply with maintenance standards

Safety and Training

•       Develop appropriate safety procedures for all Engineering, Projects, and Maintenance activities.

•       Ensure that all Engineering and Maintenance staff are appropriately trained for the duties they perform

Operational Excellence

•      Develop and implement the continuous improvement plan for the Engineering Department.

•      Work with other departments to drive the continuous improvement projects as required.

Regulatory Compliance

•       Ensure all equipment and systems are maintained and calibrated in accordance with regulatory requirements.

•       Maintain appropriate records of all Engineering, Maintenance and Calibration requirements in accordance with regulatory requirements and the Quality Management System.

•       Present and defend all aspects of Engineering, Maintenance and Calibration during regulatory agency inspections.

People Management

•      Provide strong leadership to the Engineering team.

•      Create a respectful and challenging working environment which motivates the team to be the best that they can be

•      Coach and develop direct reports to upskill and improve.

•      Complete frequent performance evaluations within the department in accordance with HR requirements.


•      Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar technical field.

•      5 years + experience working as a senior engineer / manager in Manufacturing/Process engineering

•      Proven people management skills.

•      Experience in the Medical Device industry a strong advantage.

•      Experience with Process Improvement.

For more information on the company and the role send in your CV today or call Christopher O’Toole on 091 706713

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