Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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Job Description


JOB TITLE: Senior Manufacturing Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Engineering


ORGANISATIONAL INTERFACES: Engineering, Operations, QA, Maintenance, Facilities, Toolroom and Outside Suppliers and other Manufacture and Design Sites.

The primary purpose of this job is to support a major Manufacturing Engineering Project involving the start up of a new facility.
The position is part of a team within the Engineering department that contributes to the overall business metrics. This position will provide project leadership on continuous improvement, and risk mitigation initiatives and will also include liaison with outside suppliers and other Design & Manufacturing sites to ensure all goals and targets of the manufacturing process are achieved

Support the day to day manufacturing operation environment to allow operations to meet its targets.
Support business key metrics with ongoing process improvements and introduction of new technology.
Deliver key projects to the Value Stream which will positively impact on the key metrics.
Drive process improvements/capacity increases through New technology/equipment introductions.
Competent in validation requirements on new equipment introductions/processes/process changes.
Design & develop tools, fixtures, gages and special equipment for manufacturing operations and new product / process introductions in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers.
Identify capital spend and budget requirements for process improvements.
Preparation and maintenance of all relevant manufacturing specifications.
Preparation and project management of all line extensions/NPI including supporting documentation as reqd.
Focus on reduction of unit cost of production, through accountability for specific cells i.e. Consumable Cost, Scrap Cost and Cell Efficiency.
Support ongoing Safety Incident corrective actions and ERGO team initiatives/actions

Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the departments continuous improvement program.
Provide key inputs and leadership into transformational process developments.
Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified.

Project Management - provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities.
New Product Introductions & Product Transfers
Lead or actively participate in cross-functional teams to ensure New Product Introduction/Research and Development projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Actively interfacing with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating requirements.
Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the Projects Engineering team.
Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the Projects Engineering group.

Preparation and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for specific projects.
Ensure effective closure on Quality System documents (Audit Actions, NCRs, CAPAs, etc).
Ensure all process developments, NPI etc are managed in accordance with the Quality management system.

Ensure all production equipment meets all J&J Health & Safety requirements by the completion of required documentation.
Implementation of safety/environmental requirements on purchase of all new equipment.

Work with team leader to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives.
Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives.

Personal Traits
Ability to manage multiple assignments or projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills.
Flexible work ethic.
Strong influencing skills.
Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
Problem solving skills to assist in maintaining project progress and on design issues.
Decision Making required to make decisions on technical issues.
Degree of responsibility must be capable of taking direction and taking responsibility and ownership for systems.
Excellent planning & organisation skills.
Extent of confidentiality - discretion is essential in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies, regulatory and sales information.
Continuous Improvement Focus


Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering / Science discipline, with 5+ years relevant experience.
Experience in Validation of equipment and implementation of automated machining solutions is desired.
Experience in CNC machining of Cobalt Chrome, Titanium & Plastics
Experience in UniGraphics CAM package is desired
Experience in Laser Systems (Cognex, Vision Pro, etc.) is desired
Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc.
Demonstrated ability to lead significant projects to completion, on time and within budget
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions
Actual End Date
FTE/volume in %
Non Technical Skills and Additional Details
Non-Technical Profile Requirements Demonstration of sound methodology in faultfinding techniques Experience in process transfer or large project roles in medical device environment Project management of complex Previous experience in engineering support roles in a high volume manufacturing environment Validation processes Previous experience in a high volume-manufacturing environment Validation GMP Project Management / Leadership skills Equipment and process safety aspect to EU standards Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills Demonstrated Leadership experience Medical Devices or other FDA regulated industries experience Project Management / Leadership skills Training mentoring other technical staff Good communication and reporting skills both verbal and written to allow work to be carried out over a shift change and beyond Demonstrate a high quality of work and attention to detail Persistence to attain resolution to problems Results orientated, attention to detail Strong Leadership abilities, with a mentoring approach to team building, training and project leadership A first class communicator Driven by goals, results and timescales Desirable Design review experience Project management Black Belt certified DOE Experience MTBF, MTTR. OEE Lean Manufacturing experience Ergonomics Methodology/Certification Requirements Engineering degree with experience in a production environment
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Jason Horan

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  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:Cork
  • Type:Contract
  • Category:Construction