Medical Devices JobsTest Engineering Senior Supervisor

  • GY50954
  • Permanent
  • Galway, Galway City

Collins McNicholas


In the Test Engineering function, the team are focused on the uptime and performance of all the product test solutions in support of the site’s operation. The team is also responsible for continuous improvement of the test solutions, leveraging the latest knowledge and technology available to deliver the highest standard of product testing for the high-tech product range manufactured at this site. The Test Engineering Senior Supervisor is responsible for the strategy and direction of the Test Engineering function in line with the client and external, best practice, leveraging resources, processes and technology where appropriate, as well as guiding the management team on resource gaps and the strategy to address future site needs and business opportunities. The Senior Supervisor is also responsible for the management and development of the team. The maintenance of a motivated and engaged team in a positive work environment is fundamental to the client’s success.


  • Direct responsibility for the uptime, maintenance and general performance of all the test solutions for the manufacturing operation on the site including;
  • The development and alignment on ‘Test Uptime’ goals and development of a strategy to achieve these goals
  • The maintenance of Test Engineering capacity in line with the operational needs current and future
  • Developing and enhancement of the TE capability through;
  • The continuous development, benchmarking and leverage of best practice and latest technology across TE process/strategy both internally and externally
  • The leverage and support of the company’s related projects, initiatives and strategy
  • Compilation and analysis of test data and historic test performance in favour of continuous improvement
  • Interpretation and definition of changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements
  • The allocation of TE resources to agreed projects, NPIs, Initiatives, etc.
  • Providing leadership, fostering teamwork, coaching for performance, mentoring for career development and development a strong pipeline of talent at all levels within the Test Engineering team.
  • Nurturing and enhancing employee engagement through strategy and activity for Test Engineering function.

Skills & Experience 

  • Level 8 Engineering Degree and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience or, a master’s degree with minimum of 1 year’s relevant experience.
  • Three years’ experience in a people management role
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements
  • Must have strong level of knowledge and skills of test, systems or control engineering discipline with broader understanding of other engineering disciplines

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