Medical Devices JobsStaff Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GY51507
  • Permanent
  • Galway

Collins McNicholas

The Staff Supplier Quality Engineer is a member of the Supplier Quality Engineering team. They are responsible for Supplier Quality within their prescribed area of functional responsibility. The successful candidate will lead and work as part of a team to maintain high quality / performance standards on all Creganna Medical, part of TE Connectivity products. Reporting to the Operations Quality Manager, the position will be challenging and will require an ability to lead a team and work on own initiative and with minimum supervision.

Key Duties

  • Supervision and direction of Supplier Quality personnel (Engineer and Technician grade).
  • Lead and drive Supplier QA initiatives within area of functional responsibility.
  • Provide supplier quality input and support to the Manufacturing, Engineering, Prototype and Commercial functions.
  • Investigating root cause of supplier issues (SCAR) and ensuring follow-through of timely and effective corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence. 
  • Strategically lead new material introduction and support new product launches to ensure Supplier Quality meets the required standards. 
  • Lead and support (as an auditor) various audits of a diverse supplier base.
  • Perform on site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues. 
  • Reporting functional Supplier Quality metrics.
  • Preparation of Supplier Quality reports for various meetings and management forums.
  • Review Supplier Manufacturing processes. Collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities. 
  • Facilitate the escalation of unresolved Supplier Quality issues.
  • Ownership of the Material Review Board process within the Creganna Galway site.
  • Lead a team of incoming inspectors ensuring the quality of supplied components meet the company’s requirements.
  • Have a good working knowledge of ISO/FDA/MDD and other Product Development related regulatory requirements
  • Develop strong links with customer organizations and other project stakeholders. 
  • Supporting internal and external audits to ISO and FDA requirements.
  • Performing an active role in further development and continuous improvement of the quality management system.

Key Requirements 

  • Level 8 degree in Science / Engineering or related fields essential. 
  • Minimum of 7yrs industry experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Clear understanding of medical device quality systems and requirements, including measurement techniques, would be a distinct advantage.
  • Auditor certification and experience desire
  • Supervisory experience essential


  • Competitive Salary Package such as full family healthcare, pension
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Elaine Dolan.


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