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Senior Quality Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 18241

Our client located in the West of Galway are looking to hire a Senior Quality Engineer for an exciting new project.

About the Role:


The position requires an experienced and proven candidate with a background in Quality and Regulatory control of Medical Devices. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to maintain high quality/performance standards across the company.


Reporting to the Snr QE Lead, the position will be challenging and will require an ability to work autonomously.



  • Collaborate with the Project teams to facilitate the successful execution of the Design Services process and Commercialization of new products.
  • Provide expertise in the areas of Quality Assurance, Design Controls, Risk Management, Statistical Techniques, and Regulatory Compliance and Submissions.
  • Lead and Support Design Services engineering activities (including but not limited to),New product introductions, development and approval of new product documentation, qualification of new suppliers/ requalification of existing suppliers, dFMEA , Risk management activities.
  • Provide expertise for new product introduction / product development / process changes with respect to: Acceptance criteria development, test method development/validation activities, Product / process validation protocol development and execution (IQ, OQ, PQ), pFMEA , Risk management activities.
  • Ensure that new medical device product development / new product introduction and changes to existing products are conducted in compliance with global regulations and internal procedures.
  • Participate in change review process for existing medical device products and new products under development.
  • Review Design History Files and Technical Files for conformance to applicable requirements.
  • Contribute to process improvement efforts by developing and updating procedures and work instructions.
  • Develop and maintain documentation in compliance with FDA, ISO, MDD/MDR requirements.
  • Provide on-going support to manufacturing site(s) for commercially available products.
  • Process Customer Complaints and manage customer replies, Initiate / Approve Non-Conformance Reports & Lead Root Cause analysis investigations, initiate / Support implementation of effective Corrective / Preventive Actions.
  • Champion continuous improvement through CAPA system, handling of complaints, analysing key performance indicators etc.
  • Act as the QA representative for Supplier Quality management activities.
  • Represent QA as part of the Material Review Board.
  • Perform Internal and Supplier Audits.
  • Support Notified Body / Regulatory Agency / Customer Audits.
  • Review / Approve / Release final product documentation.
  • Support the Environmental monitoring process and activities associated with Sterilization.
  • Collate and trend Key performance indicator data.
  • Actively participate in Management Review & Compliance meetings.
  • Act as delegate for Quality Manager when required.

Requirements :

  • A degree in manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, life science or related field and a minimum of 5 yrs. experience within the Medical Device Industry at a senior level.
  • Proven record of handling multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to manage project timelines
  • Proven record of policy and procedure development
  • Can demonstrate understanding and application of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, and standards .
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and interact professionally with all organizational levels
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues
  • Quality Certification and Lead Auditor Certification is a plus
  • Supplier Quality engineering experience is a plus
  • Sterilization / Microbiology experience is a plus
  • Ability to travel is a requirement

For a confidential discussion and more information about the role please contact Michelle Mc Inerney

091 706 717