Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead key site equipment related process improvements projects and initiatives
  • Lead key site equipment related process investigations & root cause analysis requiring detailed data analysis, experimentation or requiring the use of the development facility equipment
  • Act as the site Subject Matter Expert with respect to a number of key processing technologies onsite & and with respect to new processing technologies being introduced to the site
  • Be proficient in data analysis and six sigma methodologies in the delivery of innovative process and robustness improvements
  • Support Site Technology activities in the Plant Development facility and Site Technology Analytical Laboratory.  Lead/support site projects requiring bench scale or pilot scale assessment.
  • Work collaboratively with Site Technology Process Scientists & Analytical Scientists, and with Engineering and Manufacturing Operations colleagues to troubleshoot and optimise commercial processes
  • Work closely with Global Manufacturing Science and Technology and R&D, on the introduction of new process technologies to the organisation.
  • Support the Site Technology Team in meeting departmental and site KPIs & work collaboratively with Quality, EHS, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Finance to ensure site deliverables and commitments are met.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree in a Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
  • Min 3 years’ experience within a regulated manufacturing environment i.e. Pharmaceutical/Medical device/Food (exceptions may be made for candidates with suitable academic qualifications). 
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects on schedule and meeting the predefined quality requirements.
  • Experience in the Oral Solid Dosage forms is desired with experience in any of the following areas is an advantage: tablet compression, encapsulation, wet granulation, tablet coating, PAT
  • Ability to manage both projects and own routine activities. Ensure that priorities are effectively established and controlled. Provide the necessary guidance and leadership on technical projects where required.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to identifying and improving the management processes for the effective control of the activities.


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

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