Collins McNicholas

My client, a leading multinational medical device company in the Munster area has a requirement for a Molding Engineer. This role will support in the area of injection molding related activities, including new tool qualifications and resolution of supply and quality issues encountered during day-to-day running of the business. 

If you have previous experience in polymer component manufacturing please feel free to get in touch.


  • Supports implementation and ongoing use of polymer-based injection molded components used in the manufacture of company products
  • Supports molded commodities over lifecycle including product, process, quality and cost improvement initiatives, supplier and resin changes
  • Troubleshoot molding issues in conjunction with supplier and lead or support internal investigations as required.
  • Work closely with molding suppliers to ensure reliable supply of parts.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to quality system through creation and update of specifications, metrology setup, design control and qualification and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Identify critical dimensions and work with suppliers to ensure proper process controls are in place.
  • Participates in validation activity. Role may vary between providing input to owning activities such as protocol/report writing and managing execution of validation activities.
  • Interacts cross-functionally with internal and external customers and suppliers. Serves as a consultant for engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters.
  • Concurrent support of multiple projects.
  • Understands engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a breakthrough in technology.
  • Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. May lead a project team, determining goals, objectives and managing schedules for the projects.


Qualifications & Experience

  • National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline. 2+ years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Working technical knowledge and application of principles, practices and procedures within the field of polymer component manufacture, in particular injection molding
  • General understanding of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/relationships.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.
  • Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.
  • May lead a project team of moderate scope.
  • Provides guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Plans, organises and prioritises own daily work routine to meet established schedule.
  • Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed with soundness of technical judgement, overall adequacy and accuracy.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane on 021-4320675 or email

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