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R&D Engineer

  • Location: Galway, County Galway, Connaught, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact: Rhys Joyce
  • Job Ref: 17347

My client, a Medical Device company is looking to hire an R&D Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team of Engineers. Contact me to discuss this in more detail.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Design and set-up experiments, manage evaluation testing and work withsuppliers/manufacturers in developing new and existing products.                                                                                     

  • Actively involved in specifying, sourcing, testing and approving material                                          

  • Prepare and lead critical technical design reviews, including preparation and presentation of supporting design documents.                                                

  • Project manage transfer of products from concept/design phase to commercial manufacturing.

  • Follow design control procedure/standards in accordance with ISO13485.             

  • Create and maintain design-related technical notes (notebooks, protocols, validations, manufacturing documents, etc.) building a complete design history file.                               

  • Compile and analyse operational, test and development data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products.                                                                              

  • Manage and prepare engineering test protocols and reports.                                                   

  • Provide new design concepts.                                                                

  • Work with relevant functions in transferring R&D projects to commercial operations. 


  • Qualified to level 8 in engineering, science, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience.

  • Strong mechanical design skills .

  • Experience with design control and ISO1348.

  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.

  • Six sigma green belt experience preferable.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of catheter manufacturing processes essential.

  • Knowledge of material properties.

  • Strong project management and leadership skills essential.

  • Experience in risk assessment and FMEA.

  • CAD experience preferable.

  • Knowledge in the use of a variety of materials (plastics, metal, adhesives, etc.)

  • Knowledge of catheter manufacturing processes (bonding, moulding, etc.)

  • Experience in bringing a product from concept/design phase to commercial manufacturing.

  • Understanding/working knowledge of relevant standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Good working knowledge in statistical process control and capability analysis.

  • Good working knowledge in statistical process control and capability analysis using DMAIC and DOE techniques.

For confidential discussion and more information on the role please contact Rhys Joyce.