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Senior Manufacturing Engineer | Galway

Our client, a leading contract manufacturer are looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join their growing team in Galway. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will lead a dedicated group of Engineers and Technicians within the Manufacturing Group.


  • Ensure engineers are fully integrated within the overall production support team.
  • Plan and implement training and development plans with subordinates.
  • Coach and mentor team members.
  • Set Engineering Goals and Objectives that deliver results in line with the Business plan.
  • Identify and put in place permanent and effective technical / system solutions to problems.
  • Consistently meet customer requirements and commitment to excellence in performance and meeting deadlines.
  • Champion compliance to systems and processes.
  • Leads and promotes a methodical and systematic Problem-Solving approach.
  • Identify and develop improvements to increase key process metrics of Service, Delivery, Quality and Cost using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Investigate latest process technologies and evaluate potential competitive advantage and the cost benefit of introduction.
  • Oversee and manage New Part Introduction in conjunction with the Prototyping / NPI Group.
  • Manage external relationships with key technology providers.
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled.
  • Identify and implement short and long term cost reduction and process improvement initiatives through the adoption of Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing.
  • Oversee and drive Validation Activities.



  • The successful candidate will have a Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering Degree (Level 8) or equivalent qualification.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will have the ability to work cross functionally.
  • Post qualification experience with people management and continuous improvement within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience applying structured problem-solving and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • People Management, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma qualifications will be a distinct advantage.

For a more detailed and confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.