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Process Engineer

An excellent opportunity for a Process Engineer to join a leading life sciences/med device company based in Cork on an initial 12-month contract with great scope for extension/permanency.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Media Process & Technology Manager, the Media Process Engineer is responsible for the control, optimisation and development of existing processes through short & long-term projects. Responsibilities also include the introduction of new products or processes into the Media operation as required.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the Media Chromatography Manufacturing Plant.

  • Characterisation / Optimisation of the critical chemical processes including SCADA.

  • Setup appropriate process control measures and tracking of same.

  • Recommend/design/document appropriate trial activities in association with Production, R&D and Quality to reduce cycle time, increase yield, improve both safety and product quality.

  • Evaluate new technology and raw materials which may be considered for use.

  • New raw material characterisation / validation.

  • Support conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations.

  • Analyse and implement corrections to technical issues relating to production processes, ensuring the process works at the optimal level, to the right rate and quality of output, to meet supply needs.

  • Develop and implement ‘pre-identified’ short and long term projects, and identify, develop and implement ‘future’ short and long term projects to improve the manufacturing processes and eliminate waste within the Media operation. Project manage all process improvement projects via detailed project schedules.

  • Support the management of the plant BoMs & Routings, Change Control, develop expertise in Oracle & SAP.

Role Requirements:

  • 1-3 years experience in a similar environment. Pharma/Med Device/Biotechnology etc.

  • Chemical/Mechanical/Biomedical/Chemistry degree preferable.

  • Knowledge of chemistry of affinity chromatography would be an advantage.

  • Effective verbal, written & interpersonal communication skills.

  • The ability to work effectively within a team environment.

  • Self-motivated.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Barry O'Brien.