Collins McNicholas

Technical Quality Manager

An exciting new role has come up at an expanding healthcare site driven by new products with high demand on the global market. As Technical Quality Manager, you will have responsibility for The main responsibility of leading a team of Quality Engineers, primarily in the areas of Validation and Technical Quality, ensuring the site delivers safe and effective products that meet customer needs whilst maintaining regulatory compliance.  Reporting to the Quality Director, you will have responsibility for implementing Quality objectives and ensuring short term and long term quality goals are met.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure validation and qualification activities of processes, methods, and equipment comply with internal requirements and applicable regulations and standards.
  • Assume responsibility for the Quality department in the absence of the Department head.
  • Develop continuous improvement plans and activities as related to Validation and testing processes.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of company-wide quality systems and policy compliance to FDA QSRs, ISO13485, MDR and IVDD.
  • Oversee the management of the site-wide calibration systems to ensure equipment is in compliance for use.
  • Manage the quality department staff, their training and development to support incoming, in-process inspection, final inspection, and release.
  • Analyze product quality and process data using statistical techniques to identify trends and implement improvement plans accordingly.
  • Develop key quality metrics/indicators to track performance and compliance and analyze data to develop and implement improvements.
  • Review and approve the investigation of non-conformances associated with non-conforming products, out of specifications (OOS), audit findings, and customer complaints.
  • Support the Engineering Change Control process by reviewing and approving ECs, ensuring compliance with internal compliance and applicable quality and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that Product Design changes are transferred into manufacturing according to ADC policies and procedures. 
  • Promote Continuous Improvement within the department using tools such as Performance Excellence review and Growth Plans.

Minimum Education Required:

  • A relevant third level qualification in Engineering/Manufacturing/Science.

Minimum Training/Experience Required:

  • 5 years of relevant experience in a similar environment preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Attractive remuneration package on offer as well high potential of advancement to a senior leadership team role in the future.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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