Collins McNicholas

Role Summary:

Lead the identification and development of new processing techniques for materials in medical devices, including implantable constructs, to overcome current materials and processing limitations.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Develops technical solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Solutions may require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Assume the role of technical mentor for engineers in the function.
  • Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of engineering principles and the appropriate use of policies and procedures.
  • May function in a technical leadership role on major programs.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of “best practice” in product/process performance within the medical device industry.
  • Develop a support network of key divisional/corporate leaders, academic and supplier partners to enhance understanding of product manufacturing and quality.
  • Lead a culture of innovation within the function by developing and implementing engineering forums and reviews for the engineering team.
  • Drive high levels of employee engagement through a highly effective support structure developed and implemented for all engineers.
  • Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.
  • Review and approval of validation documentation.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Role Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline with 10 or more years’ experience; Related Masters’ degree with 6 or more years of experience; PhD with 2 or more years of experience may also be desirable.
  • Ideal qualification will be materials science and Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a strong experience in metallurgy.
  • Experience in metallurgy, metals, alloys. Materials characterization or characterisation. Microsopy/microstructure. Phase identification.
  • Experience with titanium, titanium alloys, CoCr or Stainless steel strongly desired.
  • Mechanical testing and characterization (tensile strength, fatigue testing, fracture toughness)
  • Porous metals experience desired
  • Broad based business experience in high performance multi-national enterprise, at least 3 years of which has been spent in operations and/or technical leadership level in Medical Device or other highly regulated industries.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills – able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognise good ideas.
  • Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels 
  • Demonstrated project management and engineering expertise associated with new product introduction (NPI) in a regulated environment.
  • Strong analytical ability with a high aptitude for understanding systems, gathering data and performing research.
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Detailed understanding of the validation and verification process and its application relating to new products.
  • Green or Black Belt 6 Sigma qualifications an advantage.
  • High level of PC Skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

 

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling Lane on 021-4320675 or email aisling.lane@collinsmcnicholas.ie

 

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