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Senior R&D Engineer

  • Location: County Westmeath, Leinster, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent

Great opportunity for a talented R&D engineer to join a multinational medical device company in Athlone Co. Westmeath

The Senior R&D Engineer will be responsible to Lead higher level engineering efforts to design & develop new medical devices, manufacturing processes, equipment and systems by defining specifications, materials and manufacturing procedures.

Senior R&D Engineer responsibilities:

  • Support new product development by leading the technical assessment of new product design inputs, collaborating closely and effectively with the cross-functional team, delivering high quality, original solutions to meet user needs.

  • Translating multiple inputs from Regulatory, Quality, Marketing, Human Factors etc., into product requirements, specifications, and detailed trace matrices.

  • Interface with Marketing, Health Care Professional’s, Customers and suppliers as necessary to identify product opportunities, develop product solutions, solve problems and complete projects leading up to commercialization of new and/or modifications to existing products.

  • Provide appropriate direction or directly lead higher level engineering efforts to design products, processes, equipment, tooling and components by using engineering principles on a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system and evaluating them using analysis techniques such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

  • Perform product testing, create models and prototypes to prove out new designs and changes to existing designs.

  • Champion Continuous Improvement of manufacturing processes and equipment through the use of Lean Manufacturing and statistical data analysis techniques such as TMV, Gage Studies, Process Capability Studies, DOE and SPC.

  • Lead or participate in project, design and technical reviews.

  • Interview, recommend, and assist in the selection of department personnel including engineers and summer interns.

  • Troubleshoot and coordinate improvements to existing products, manufacturing processes, machine test equipment.

  • Support regulatory submissions and clinical trials as required.

  • Ensure projects are developed and documented in compliance with the Quality Management System.

  • Develop, approve, and revise Quality System Documents, including SOP’s, Work Instructions and Validation Protocols & Reports.

Senior R&D Engineer requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, Professional Engineer certification or advanced degree preferred; other technical disciplines considered.

  • 6 or more years of relevant experience in engineering field related to manufacturing.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SolidWorks or equivalent modeling system, statistical analysis and computerized analysis (FEA) applications.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Tina Egan.