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R&D Engineer

  • Location: County Westmeath
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact Email:
  • Job Ref: 18253

We have a new opening for an R&D engineer to join a multinational medical device company based in the Midlands. This position can be Hybrid.

The R&D Engineer will lead the delivery of projects to maintain business continuity in areas such as a new product introduction, complying with regulations, resolving product performance issues and improving margins. You will have the opportunity to work with brand new products, all innovative products no line extensions. You will part of a small team with great exposure cross functionally.

 R&D Engineer responsibilities:

  • Involved in all technical phases of product and process development, including design and development planning, requirements definition, product development, root cause analysis, verification/validation and manufacturing aspects using design control policies and procedures.
  • Directly lead engineering efforts to develop components, specifications and processes with input from technical experts, physicians, marketing and manufacturing adhering to the design control process.
  • Lead projects in the redesign or replacement of existing components/assemblies and processes to improve quality, utilize automated production techniques, optimize process capabilities, and produce better products in a more cost-effective manner. Interface with suppliers, Strategic Sourcing, Quality and Regulatory Affairs to deliver projects.
  • For in house manufactured and purchased components, plan and lead the verification and validation activities for new/replacement and existing products and components.
  • Individually deliver the development/improvement of products and processes using engineering principles on a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system, optimize them utilizing tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE), accomplish their evaluation through verification and validation, and assist in their implementation with appropriate controls and metrics.
  • Perform product testing, create models and prototypes to prove out new designs and changes to existing designs.
  • Meet project objectives, milestones, and target dates. Update and review project progress on an as required basis by supervisor.
  • Interface with suppliers to obtain quotations, purchase components, and debug problems with production parts.
  • Interface with purchasing and marketing to develop supplier agreements for components and/or new products.
  • Lead and participate in design and technical phase reviews.
  • Support regulatory submissions and clinical trials as required.
  • Ensure projects are developed and documented compliant with the Quality System.

R&D Engineer requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering preferred; other technical disciplines considered
  • 3-5 years previous experience in related field (e.g. medical device manufacturing and assembly, disposables manufacturing processes, plastics, automation)- may be offset by advanced degrees.  Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Previous experience in design of medical devices preferred.
  • Hands-on experience preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and SolidWorks or equivalent modelling system; familiar with statistical analysis (Minitab) and computerized analysis (FEA) applications.
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on experience preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Key Relationships / Interfaces:  
  • Multi-site R&D team interaction
  • Site Management (Marketing, Sales, Operations, Quality, Regulatory)
  • VP of R&D
  • Clinical Medical Affairs

Attractive Benefits Package include: Bonus, Remote Working, Health Insurance and Company Pension Contribution

For a full job description and confidential discussion on this role please contact: Gillian Nicholson