Process Engineer

  • Reference: CJ46504
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Job Description 

The role is to provide engineering support for manufacturing operations based within the value streams. The role requires technical ownership to be taken for a number of process steps and contributing towards key business drivers such as HSE, Quality, Supply and Cost. The role will also require a focus on process stability which will involve managing CAPA and CIP projects. As process owner the role will involve collaborating with a number of functional groups delivering projects in the value stream such as NPI and Manufacturing Engineering as well as with suppliers and other sister sites running similar processes. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support attainment of key business metrics through the provision of engineering support for value stream processes. 
  • Elimination of safety and quality risks in the process through the delivery of robust engineering solutions. 
  • Manage costs through the delivery of scrap, reprocessing and consumable projects. 
  • Design & develop tools, fixtures, gauges and special equipment for manufacturing operations in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and outside vendors. 
  • Develop stable and capable manufacturing processes through a structured process development approach. 
  • Preparation of all relevant manufacturing specifications. 

Health Safety & Environment 

  • Actively promote a safety culture. 
  • Manage contractors / vendors to ensure full compliance with site safety requirements. 
  • Ensure production equipment meets all relevant Health, Safety and Environment requirements through completion of required assessments and documentation. 


  • Competent in validation requirements for new consumables / materials and process changes. 
  • Updates and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for process steps. 
  • Ensure timely closure of quality actions such as Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s. 
  • Ensure all process development, validation, etc. is managed in accordance with the Quality management system. 


  • Support day to day operations through attendance and the timely closure of actions. 
  • Root Cause Analysis and implementation of robust solutions to supply and quality issues as they arise through tools such as 8D and Six Sigma. 
  • Project Management – provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities ensuring projects are delivered to agreed timelines. 


  • Manage the consumables budget for the assigned value stream identifying opportunities for cost reduction and managing the delivery of savings. 
  • Lead scrap reduction within the value stream through a structured approach to data capture, analysis and problem solving. 
  • Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the continuous improvement program. 
  • Provide process input into the value stream mapping process which is used to develop the business plan for the value stream. 
  • Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified. 


  • Actively interface with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating and project requirements. 
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos.
  • Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture.


  • Work with Team Lead and/or Manager to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives. 
  • Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives. 

Role Requirements:

  • Ability to manage multiple assignments or projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. 
  • Flexible work ethic. 
  • Strong influencing skills. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • Good Problem-Solving skills. 
  • Drive, energy and enthusiasm for delivering to commitments. 
  • Excellent planning & organisation skills with an attention for detail. 
  • Extent of confidentiality – discretion is essential in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies, regulatory and sales information. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering / Science discipline, with 2+ years relevant experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead significant projects to completion, on time and within budget. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues and provide practical and cost-effective engineering solutions.
  • Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc. 
  • Certification in Six Sigma or Statistical Engineering.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email

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