R & D Engineer - Multi National Medical Devices Galway Ireland

  • Job Reference: NET 171764
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

R&D Engineer Medical Devices Manufacturing Galway in West of Ireland

A Major Multinational Medical Device manufacturing plant in Galway producing inflation devices used in angioplasty and stent placement; diagnostic and therapeutic catheters used for various procedures in cardiology,radiology and diagnostics is hiring an R&D Engineer

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, creative and customer focused R&D Engineer

R&D Engineer Role:


Take on responsibility for the development of new products in line with Company's Product Development Process
Investigate, select and develop appropriate materials, technologies and specifications to ensure that final design is robust and reproducible
Generate and maintain Engineering and Design documentation in line with the Quality Management System requirements.
Ensure that Design for Manufacture and product cost impact (materials and processing) are considered in all decision-making right
Organise and execute design control activities such as risk analysis, FMEA, product specification, test method development, sterilisation and ageing studies
Liaise and work effectively with Sales & Marketing, Regulatory, DA, QA, Planning and other functions
Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) process ensuring contract review, drawings, BOM's and routers are completed
Provide Guidance to Junior Engineers and Technicians within the R&D Department.
Performs other related duties and tasks as required.


Educational experience of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or technical field related to the department of assignment or industry with five years previous related experience, 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.

Demonstrated track record in medical device product design & development from concept through commercialisation

Demonstrated experience in Risk Management and executing Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Demonstrated experience of Metal and Plastic part design and processing

Experience in statistical methods and analysis

Experience in Test Method development and Validation

Experience in Product Development and the Product Development Life Cycle.

Strong communication skills are essential. Ability to be self-motivated and self-driven.

Strong project Management skills

Willing to take ownership of activities and work under own initiative.

Working knowledge of general office Computer Software and Hardware

2D/3D CAD (preferably Solid works)

Knowledge of ISO 13485, MDD and applicable FDA requirements

Salary - Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer


Healthcare Cover, Pension, long term disability/income protection, life assurance. Employee Assistance Programme. Relocation Expenses where applicable


Onsite Wellness Programme, Active Sports and Social Club, Excellent career progression opportunities, Educational assistance programme, Internal training courses, Recognition scheme, Quality Subsidised Canteens & Barista Service and Free Parking.


Please send us your CV to: coh@headhuntinternational.com or call Christy O'Hara on 087 94 73 404