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Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

Project Design & Delivery

  • Assist and Manage the delivery of key projects that have an impact on the site objectives
  • Implement company engineering guidelines and company quality GMP’s
  • Integrate lean design and performance as key target of the project for Call for Tenders
  • Follow up of the tenders for the different contractors and discuss lay-out, P&ID’s, utilities, etc
  • Analyse the offers and participate to the recommendation and contractors selection with project SSD in order to endure optimized capex / operation investments
  • Follow up the execution of the equipment works (including acceptance tests, regular visits)
  • Ensure the project is in compliance within budget and schedule
  • Ensure support, training and knowledge transfer to the future plant staff regarding processes and equipment
  • Coordinate all the suppliers involved in the scope
  • Coordinate the qualification and validation tests
  • Organize and realise the start-up of all the process equipment
  • Support the production team during the ramp up of the process equipment

Manage Process Reliability & Capability

  • Develop the capability of all processes to meet customer specifications
  • Maintain complex in-house processes to ensure stability
  • Deliver new projects and solutions that ensure a constant rate of continuous improvement
  • Keep up to date with ever changing technological environment, equipment changes and product changes
  • Monitor and Improve OE – Track and process line reliability and performance. Identify bottlenecks within the process, report and conduct root cause analysis with relevant team members
  • Perform regular fault finding and troubleshooting activities to ensure sustainable process reliability

Identify and Plan Systems Activities

  • Drive cross-functional investigations on problems/deviations including defining corrective and preventive actions
  • Identify, analyse and prioritise technical or business-related processes improvement opportunities and problems

Facilitate Continuous Improvement

  • Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing Practical Problem Solving / Root Cause Analysis and perform GAP analysis on manufacturing data to understand where to focus / prioritise problem solving efforts.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering function
  • 2 years+ mechanical / process engineering experience, ideally in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or other regulated industry essential
  • 2 years+ of related work experience in a GMP manufacturing environment designing and implementing projects / process improvements
  • Knowledge of Engineering regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools
  • Proven Problem solving and Trouble Shooting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels across multiple functions of the organisation
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience
  • Experience in standardisation and improvement of processes

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Kehoe on 021-4911061 or email


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