Collins McNicholas


  • Optimizes existing manufacturing processes in alignment with corporate values – People, Quality, Customer Service & Cost.
  • Investigates and conducts troubleshooting, and root cause analysis of unexpected trends or results related to product quality and financial aspects (i.e. yield) to support manufacturing. Implements accurate and timely solutions and develops and manages plans as needed.
  • Leads cross functional teams; focusing on process improvement, cost reduction and product development initiatives.
  • Transferring and implementing processes from other manufacturing facilities.
  • Project planning, in detail, in support of major projects, product/process transfer etc.
  • Recommends budgets to management; including staff utilization, technology, facility and equipment requirements or improvements.
  • Develop strategies for process and equipment validation and verification approach.
  • Defines and establishes critical process parameters and provide recommendations for equipment set-up. 
  • Prepares and executes required validation documents.
  • Provides technical leadership and assists in training less experienced engineers and technicians. Serves as subject matter expert for manufacturing.



  • B.Eng (Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering discipline with manufacturing experience)
  • 5 years minimum relevant experience.  


Technical Experience:

  • Solid understanding of mechanical principles, testing and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in project management and leading teams with the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Tech transfer experience an advantage.
  • Experience in Medical Device Manufacturing and working in a GMP environment.
  • Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing experience essential, Green Belt Certification a preference.
  • Reliability Excellence Experience (Total Productive Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Reliability / Predictive Maintenance).


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Edyta Fleming on 091706721 or email

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