Technical & Engineering JobsR&D Manager

  • GJ49037
  • Permanent
  • Galway, Galway City

Collins McNicholas

The primary purpose of this job is to plan and direct efforts of departmental personnel in accomplishing stated design and development objectives for new products and processes. 

  • Adheres to our clients Values and all safety and quality requirements.
  • Manages a team of Engineers and Technicians as they design, develop, and introduce new products and systems to production, both technically and economically.
  • Manages the development and implementation of processes and equipment for existing or new products.
  • Ensures compliance with our client product development process (PDP).
  • Maintains process development expenses within project budgets.
  • Investigates the use of new or substitute parts, different materials, improved processed, or automation to enhance efficiency.
  • Provides appropriate training and development to subordinates to ensure adherence to safety, quality, and technical standards.
  • Monitor technologies being used within relevant industries, by both direct and indirect competitors, to help our client maintain its competitive advantage.
  • Responsible for championing continuous improvement initiatives in engineering technology, skills, and tools.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring and development of engineering positions.
  • Performs other functions as required.
  • Supports capital acquisition requests and leads installation/validation of new equipment.

Leads engineering resources in the creation of new procedures and updates/improvements to existing procedures.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline.  MS/ preferred.
  • 10-12 years manufacturing and/or engineering experience with 5 years in a technical managerial capacity.
  • Previous experience in managing new product introduction to manufacturing.
  • Excellent communication and demonstration skills, both verbal and written.  Knowledge of Six-Sigma and lean techniques.

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