Polymer Man. Engineer (Extrusion) - Medical Devices - Galway

  • Job Reference: NET - 174924
  • Date Posted: 27 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary Benefits package negotiable
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Medical Devices Company in Galway, Ireland wish to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:

Polymer Manufacturing Engineer (Extrusion)

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of a performing complex technical work such as the design, manufacture and operation of structures, machines and systems under broad supervision and guidelines in extrusion processes. Strong Problem Solving, Lean and Continuous Improvement knowledge and experience. Take a lead role in developing and implementing improvements in production.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Can initiate own workload and ensures it is aligned to department and site goals.
Leads complex projects with cross functional team.
Continually assessing and reviewing day to day manufacturing issues / practices, consistently striving for improvement by analyzing, developing and implementing extrusion manufacturing techniques and polymer materials to provide robust improvements in compliance with FDA and regulatory requirements.
Can prioritise issues as they arise.
Completes technically challenging tasks and identifies appropriate resources when applicable.
Uses established problem-solving techniques to address challenging problems in production.
Can compile and report KPI metrics for management review.
Can effectively communicate line issues and offer solutions.
Generates ECOs, protocols and prototypes under minimum direction.
May supervise the work of others.
Ensures all products and processes are developed in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Performs other related duties and tasks as required.


Educational experience of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (with polymer related subjects) and experience in extrusion technologies, a Master's Degree with three years previous related experience, or a Ph.D.

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required for this position.

Ability to apply analytical skills and scientific technical principles in problem solving and development.

Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member.

Good working knowledge of medical device materials and processes.

Knowledge of extrusion and chemical processing is an advantage.

Experience dealing with Marketing, Clinical and Regulatory personnel and enhancing feedback to device concepts.

Demonstrated analytical problem-solving abilities.

Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives.

Demonstrated experience of applying Lean tools / Six Sigma techniques to improve business processes & performance with good working knowledge of applying 5S and TPM programs.

Green Belt or Black Belt certification an advantage.

Experience in packaging would be an advantage but not required

REMUNERATION: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer and negotiable


Please forward CV immediately to:


For informal enquiries, please phone Christy O'Hara on 087-9473404 and if outside Ireland 00353 87 9473404