Collins McNicholas

Job Title: Process Engineering Manager

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Process Engineering Manager who is a proven line manager working for a global Medical Devices company based in Cork.

Role Responsibilities:

Organization & Talent Development:

  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of the Company’s strategic imperatives / objectives.
  • Develop and implement the Engineering and Technical Services functions strategic imperatives in-line with the Plant strategic imperatives / objectives.
  • Develop and lead world-class Engineering and Technical services functions.
  • Manage, develop and lead departmental staff.
  • Create and maintain an environment of innovative continuous improvement, focusing on quality, cost reduction, process development and supply.
  • Continuous Improvement Focus

Business Results & Performance: 

  • Ensure the Engineering and Technical Services functions conform to Corporate, Franchise, Statutory, Legislative and Regulatory requirements for GMP, HSE and Quality.
  • Ensure regular communication of business performance/issues to all relevant employees.
  • Ensure responsibilities under the Quality System are attained by employees.
  • Manage function expenses, variable costs and plant capital to budget.
  • Lead Site Wide Ergonomics team to ensure all potential risks are proactively managed.

Collaboration & Teaming:

  • Provide leadership within the Engineering and Technical Services functions that will deliver superior business results in-line with objectives.
  • Ensure there is close collaboration between associates in different departments when introducing new products and / or making product changes.
  • Actively participate in / lead MD&D Engineering and Technical Services initiatives.


Engineering & Technical Services Function

  • Ensure Job Safety Analysis for equipment / processes that are either new or changed are completed and that existing equipment / processes are periodically reviewed
  • Develop Capital Investment requirements for the business that will drive cost improvement and increased capacity.
  • Ensure all CIP / Capital investment projects are reviewed in relation to effect on current / future working practices.
  • Support R&D projects to ensure design for manufacture / value.
  • Ensure all engineering / Technical services activities within the company are co-ordinated in-line with production requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a formal structure to manage Engineering-led projects
  • Ensure the facility is maintained at a high level in terms of utilities, plant and equipment, replacing obsolete / inefficient plant and equipment where necessary.
  • Ensure energy and water consumption is monitored and develop strategies to offset increasing costs.
  • Ensure equipment and machinery is purchased in-line with factory standard and HSE / Legal requirements.
  • Ensure purchase orders are created and approved in-line with current good accounting / purchasing practices.
  • Maintain compliance to all QA / Regulatory / Corporate / SOX requirements and follow-up with internal and external audit findings.
  • Manage the launch quantities and production ramp-up schedules for all NPI’s and product transfers.
  • Lead specific improvement initiatives to drive increased efficiency / reduced costs in the business


Role Requirements: 

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 8 – 10 years manufacturing management experience in an Operations / Engineering role within a large fast paced company.
  • Previous experience with engineering products/machine tools.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Courtney Russell on 071 910 8062 or email




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