Collins McNicholas


Currently looking for a Research & Design Engineer to join a dynamic R&D team developing innovative and sensor-based guidewires. As a member of a small R&D team you will have the responsibility for providing leadership and technical support to the development activities within the group, supporting both product development and manufacturing needs.


  • The main function of this role is to support the Product Development activity by managing development projects through the design life cycle as defined by the procedures.
  • Manage product development activities with respect to:
    • Product Design & Development.
    • Product and Project Costing.
    • Meeting agreed timelines.
    • Supporting the preparation of regulatory submissions
  • Provide support within the organisation where needed to aid in problem solving or improvement activities.
  • Provide critical input to failure analysis and product characterization activities, to include test method development and validation.
  • Learn the manufacturing processes and equipment in order to understand them, so as to be competent in providing technical support to production.
  • Project management using standard methodology.
  • Transfer of automation, new products & new process projects to production, both within and between sites
  • Assist in training employees in new or improved processes.
  • Process and product validation, Process / layout design and implementation.
  • Develop and support related documentation: DCO generation to introduce changes and maintain DMR documentation.
  • Sourcing, specifying and purchasing production equipment.
  • Jigs and fixture specification and development.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Material Science
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant industrial experience preferably in the medical device industries or other comparable industries.
  • Knowledge of engineering theories, methods and work measurement techniques
  • Ability to communicate and work with people inside and outside the Department as necessary to execute these responsibilities
  • Ability to train and lead assigned employees
  • Ability to understand and follow appropriate Departmental policies, procedures, practices and to understand inter-relationships of people and functions
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations, systems and project management, including procurement, inventory control, quality control, production planning and control, test and inspection, layout.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Stephen Kelly on 091706714.

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