Process Development Engineer- Design Services - Medical Devices - Galway City - Ireland
A Major medical devices manufacturing company in Galway is hiring a Process Development Engineer - Design Services
Process Development Engineer- Design Services
The Process Development Engineer will be responsible for leading the development of new manufacturing technologies in our design services product design and manufacturing business. During the development phase of the projects, he/she will work with the project development teams and during the product commercialisation with the product transfer team
Lead process development on development projects, working as part of the project team.
Development and installation of new manufacturing and process technologies to support product development and product transfers.
Apply new technologies and methodologies to optimise process design & performance.
Establish processes based on product specifications in line with Unit Cost metrics
Evaluate process and design alternatives based on Design for Manufacturability principles.
Understand principles of lean manufacturing, problem solving, DOE.
Complete process validation for new processes and products including IQ, OQ, PQ & PPQ.
Working with external vendors to specify, develop and commission new process technologies.
Setting up of new manufacturing equipment/production lines including the selection and training of process technicians and product builders, as required.
Responsibility for and understanding of work environment issues including H&S activities associated with new process development.
Development of manufacturing processes from prototyping to full scale production.
The manufacture and testing of prototypes.
Design/Source Equipment and Tooling required to meet both the capability & capacity requirements
Generate work plans & schedules for development activity and execute to plan
Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline, with 5yrs+ experience with manufacturing process design and optimisation within a highly regulated environment
Previous experience of working within a medical device environment would be a distinct advantage
Proven ability to conceptualise and deliver automated solutions
Experienced in using Six Sigma methodology for process improvement (e.g. DMAIC) and problem solving (e.g. 6-step approach)
Experienced in statistical analysis and use of Minitab
Experience with manufacturing process design and optimisation
Strong mechanical background with a good working knowledge of metals & plastics processing a distinct advantage
It is essential that the candidate will be highly innovative, motivated and organised and have excellent planning and communication skills
If interested in applying for this post, please send us your CV at
or call Christy O'Hara on 087 94 73 404 or 00353 879473404 if outside Ireland) for more information