Windows System Administrator 
Information Management, Shannon

12 month contract with strong potential for permanency
Job overview
The role of the Windows System Administrator consists of installing, configuring, and supporting Element Six’s Windows based server infrastructure both on premise and in Microsoft Azure.

This includes performing maintenance and monitoring to provide continuous availability, security, server performance, availability of the file/print services, email, and Internet services in a 24/7 available environment.

Element Six retain the services of an outsources IT support company, a key requirement of this role is to work with the outsourced provider to ensure continuity of IT service to all Element Six staff globally.

Duties and tasks
·        Manage, support, and ensure operating viability of LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) both wired and wireless for all hours of operation, and report any abnormalities to the technical support manager

·        Manage Active Directory privileges, access right and computer environment by using Group Policy

·        Provide Microsoft M365 Email Server Support

·        Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities

·        Assist in the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of various information systems to include servers, network equipment, and software applications

·        Ensure Windows server availability compliance to Service Level Agreements

·        Support the Disaster Recovery Plan for networks and systems

·        Ensure infrastructure systems and services are operating at optimal level to ensure business functions, high availability and recoverability

·        Install new or rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project or operational requirements

·        Install new software releases, evaluate and install patches and resolve security or software related problems

·        Use a ticket management software to track progress on issues until resolution and closure

·        Work with developers, DBA service providers and datacentre operators to coordinate the resolution of problems and issues

·        Perform daily system monitoring, analyse logs, verify the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, review system and application logs, and verify completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

·        Ensure all IM service are delivered in a secure and resilient manner

Criteria skills
Qualifications and requirements

·        A bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field or equivalent

·        Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, and to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes

·        Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

·        ITIL V3 or V4 qualification

IT Experience:

·        Windows Server 2012- 2019

·        Cisco Networking

·        Microsoft Azure

·        Microsoft M365

·        Citrix

·        Networker/ Backup Exec software

·        Vmware.

·        Hyper-V

·        Microsoft SQL

To apply for this role, please forward a copy of your CV & Cover letter to grainne.hurley@e6.com or you can contact Gráinne for more information on 087 6426477

Master Data Controller

JOB DESCRIPTION

Element Six has a requirement for an experienced Data Controller that specialises in ERP (JDE ideally or similar) systems to join the Supply Chain team.

Duties and tasks

· ERP data/structure maintenance and item creation.

· Report building, data analysis and data integrity checking.

· Implementation of documentation and change control using the control documentation to the ERP system.

· Programs/software used include; ERP Systems including JD Edwards, Data Access Studio, Excel, Microsoft Teams, MicroStrategy and Power BI.

· Escalate problems where necessary to leaders of the data quality initiative.

 

Responsibilities:

· This position requires participation as an active team member ensuring compliance to regulations, internal and external policies, and procedures.

· Responsibilities also include the processing of requested changes as outlines in the control document.

· Responsible for the maintenance of controlled documentation and supporting systems.

· Follow and maintain local operating procedures, work instructions, assign approvers, etc.

· Works on straightforward tasks using established procedures; work is subject to review by others.

· Support ongoing Supply Chain projects as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills & experience:

· Bachelor’s degree preferably related to Supply Chain / Procurement / Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Experience in a documentation related position preferably in a Supply Chain environment.

· High level Excel skills including Power Query and VBA a distinct advantage.

· 2-3 years experience in Supply Chain / Finance / Manufacturing ERP System software, is a must (preferably JDE)

· Ideally Manufacturing / IT / Medical Device Industry / Retail Industries related supply chain experience.

· Demonstrated attention to detail is essential.

· Ability to work in a team environment and to communicate clearly and effectively.

· Ability to multi-task and prioritise work load.

To apply for this role, forward a copy of your CV & Cover Letter to grainne.hurley@e6.com or you can contact Gráinne on 087 6426477 for more information

Production Team Lead

Job overview

· The role of the Team Lead involves leading the operational team to ensure they are meeting all operational goals and targets.

· Ownership of day to day KPI’s and reporting out on key actions while coordinating with support functions.

· The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the Business Unit achieves the required production, service and productivity targets.

· Responsible for driving World Class Manufacturing activities in the area e.g. process confirmations, Practical Problem Solving (PPS), Continuous Improvement, 6S, 3C’s and team development

· Responsible for daily promotion of Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) and adherence to health and safety standards.

Duties and tasks

· Key deliverables include managing production and ensuring productivity targets are met while championing all aspects of World Class Manufacturing and actively driving improvement in both quality and consistency of products and production processes through the implementation of the E6 production system.

· Driving daily actions around key metrics in conjunction with Shift Leads

· Ensuring all shifts in the Business unit are aligned to operational goals and targets.

· Supporting all staff members in the Business Unit achieve maximum KPI’s.

· Lead transformational projects where required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Criteria & skills

· Past experience in similar role in a Manufacturing environment, lean, process improvement knowledge. Green belt certification a distinct advantage.

· Strong people management skills with an ability to lead, communicate and appropriately influence team members.

· An openness to new methodologies and ability to follow-up on these independently.

· A motivated individual with strong can-do attitude with a strong ability to think “outside the box”.

· Ability to relate and work effectively with staff at all levels in the company.

· Good interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to communicate at multiple levels and across various mediums within the organisation.

· Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

· An appreciation of world class manufacturing tools and techniques.

· Strong knowledge of JDE, DAS and Geneo systems is desirable.

To apply, forward a copy of your CV & Cover Letter to grainne.hurley@e6.com or you can contact Gráinne on 087 6426477 for more information

Process Engineer 

Job overview
– Primary role is to implement continuous & step change improvements to deliver yield, efficiency and cost improvements in mechanical and electro-mechanical processing of synthesised disks
– The role is a technical role, requiring problem solving through data analysis using good mechanical engineering & scientific methods.

Duties and tasks

– Ensure Safety is number one priority in all work carried out.

Analyse production data to identify opportunities for improvements

– Work with cross functional teams to manage the implementation of process improvements
– Problem solving and root cause analysis.
– Standardisation, Process Capability and Process Control
– Looking for new innovative technologies
– Follow through on action logs, project milestones and presentations.
– Liaise with cross-site colleagues to establish b

Criteria skills
– Appropriate Engineering or Science qualification. NFQ Level 8 or higher.
– Process Improvement experience of 3-5 years
– Experience with mechanical processes (lapping, grinding, polishing) and electro-mechanical processes (EDM) a distinct advantage
– Demonstrated track record of implementing sustainable process capability improvements
– Some experience in Six Sigma and lean systems is an advantage.
– Examines data to understand issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems
– Make timely, informed decisions that are data-driven, and aligned with goals, constraints, and risks.
– Excellent communication, people and team working skills
– A team player with a can do, pro-active attitude and a passion for improvement.
– Good understanding of health and safety standards as well as quality standards.
– Proficiency in MS Office software.

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV & Cover Letter to grainne.hurley@e6.com or you can contact Gráinne on 087 6426477 for more information

Reliability Engineer

Job overview

–       Primary role is to optimise availability and reliability of a variety of manufacturing equipment with a strong emphasis on a maintenance perspective.

–       This requires an in-depth understanding of manufacturing equipment in order to optimise the set-up of multiple equipment types.

–       Working with a cross functional team including process engineers, equipment engineers, Quality, Production, Supply chain and maintenance.

–       The role is a technical role, requiring problem solving through data analysis using good engineering/scientific methods focusing on equipment capability.

–       A hands-on approach will be required.

–       Working on deep dive projects as well as practical problem-solving, continuous improvement projects.

 

Duties and tasks
–       Ensure Safety is number one priority in all work carried out.

–       Be responsible for the availability and performance of the equipment.

–       Identify risks and causes to personnel and equipment safety and production OEE.

–       Identify and understand the production losses and engineer solutions to resolve.

–       Responsible for the standards associated with the equipment.

–       Define asset maintenance plans and monitor adherence to the plans on a continuous basis.

–       Identify and implement improvement opportunities.

–       Regular reporting of metrics.

–       Lead Equipment improvement projects – Continuous improvement culture

–       Practical problem solving and root cause analysis.

–       Follow through on action logs, project milestones and presentations.

–       Looking for new innovative technologies

–       Liaise with cross-site colleagues to establish best practices.

–       Work with maintenance team as both a mentor and to understand problems associated with reliability.
Criteria skills

–       Appropriate engineering or science qualification. NFQ Level 8 or higher.

–       Understanding of OEE, FMEA, CBM, RCM and other techniques associated with the reliability of manufacturing equipment.

–       A background of working with equipment from a maintenance perspective is a critical requirement.

–       Some experience in Six Sigma and lean systems is an advantage.

–       Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems

–       Make timely, informed decisions that are data-driven, and aligned with goals, constraints, and risks.

–       Excellent communication, people and team working skills

–       A team player with a can do, pro-active attitude and a passion for improvement.

–       Good understanding of health and safety standards as well as quality standards.

–       Proficiency in MS Office software.

–       Experience in any of grinding, lapping, polishing and EDM technologies would be an advantage.

To apply for this role email your CV & Cover Letter to grainne.hurley@e6.com or you can contact Gráinne on 087 6426477

New Product Introduction Engineer

Job overview
– Primary role is to develop new products and associated processes to meet customer requirements
– The role involves working closely with Product Management, Sales & Production
– Responsible to develop robust and efficient manufacturing processes and to manage the handover to Production
– The role is a technical role, requiring problem solving through data analysis using good mechanical engineering & scientific methods.

Duties and tasks

–       Ensure Safety is number one priority in all work carried out.

–       Be responsible for the availability and performance of the equipment.

–       Identify risks and causes to personnel and equipment safety and production OEE.

–       Identify and understand the production losses and engineer solutions to resolve.

–       Responsible for the standards associated with the equipment.

–       Define asset maintenance plans and monitor adherence to the plans on a continuous basis.

–       Identify and implement improvement opportunities.

–       Regular reporting of metrics.

–       Lead Equipment improvement projects – Continuous improvement culture

–       Practical problem solving and root cause analysis.

–       Follow through on action logs, project milestones and presentations.

–       Looking for new innovative technologies

–       Liaise with cross-site colleagues to establish best practices.

–       Work with maintenance team as both a mentor and to understand problems associated with reliability.

Criteria skills
– Appropriate Engineering or Science qualification. NFQ Level 8 or higher.
– Product development or Process Engineering/Development experience of 2-3 years
– Experience with WireEDM, Laser Processing and CAD/CAM programming a distinct advantage
– Demonstrated track record of NPI Development and/or Process Improvement Activity
– Some experience in Six Sigma and lean systems is an advantage.
– Examines data to understand issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems
– Excellent communication, people and team working skills
– A team player with a can do, pro-active attitude and a passion for improvement.
– Good understanding of health and safety standards as well as quality standards.
– Proficiency in MS Office software.

To apply please email grainne.hurley@e6.com

Job Summary:
Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for leading project and supplier improvement activities for the quality engineering department. Other activities may be assigned as needed.

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Manage Product and Process Validation activities with Suppliers.
• Lead Quality Engineering support at Aerogen on project activities i.e.: Design Improvements, Supplier Transfer’s, Cost Improvements, and New Product Introductions etc.
• Manage activities within the project teams ensuring that project planning is completed correctly with full evaluation and engagement from the necessary resources.
• Lead investigation of component/material quality issues should they arise during day to day production or within projects – work with quality, materials, manufacturing and suppliers to resolve issues.
• Support the selection, development, and management of new Suppliers to ensure Aerogen Supplier Approval Requirements are met.
• Establish analysis techniques and other quality control tools within project activities as well as utilization of these to solve specific supplier quality problems.
• Overall responsibility for GMP standards and compliance within Aerogen’s Project Teams and Supplier Engagement.
• Maintain compliance with ISO and FDA Quality System regulations.

The role will also support external audits, internal audits and any relevant Quality/Regulatory compliance related activities as deemed necessary. The role will require a high degree of flexibility to coordinate the variety of tasks.

Education/Experience:
• BE/BS Degree. A Post-graduate qualification in Quality Assurance is preferable although not mandatory.
• At least three to five years Quality Engineering experience or related role within the medical device industry.

Specific Requirements:
• Ability to work on own initiative.
• Strong team member with the ability to identify and drive implementation of innovative quality improvements.
• Ability to work within project teams, consistently meeting deadlines and ensuring that all actions are being addressed appropriately.
• Demonstrate and actively promote high levels of professional quality engineering.
• Good communication skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the company and with suppliers.
• Process Validation and Injection Moulding Experience Desirable.
• Good administrative/organizational ability with high level of attention to detail.
• Ability to liaise with suppliers, customers and regulatory contacts in an informed professional manner.
• Thorough understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA QSR standards.

Environmental Conditions:
Typical office environments, with work also performed in R&D and manufacturing labs, and customer/supplier locations.

Job Summary:​

Senior Quality Engineer is responsible for leading and supporting projects and ensuring that all Quality related activities are approved and performed in accordance with both local procedures and the relevant statutory requirements, other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Authority Assignment: 

During periods of absence, the Senior Quality Manager has the authority to act on behalf of the Senior Quality Engineer with respect to day-to-day activities. For all other activities the responsibility residues with the Senior Director RA/QA.

Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Manage both Product and Process Verification and Validation activities as related to the specific scope of planned work associated with the asset / process in question.
  • Lead Quality Engineering support at Aerogen on project activities i.e.: Design Improvements, Supplier Transfer’s, Cost Improvements, and New Product Introductions etc.
  • Manage activities within the project teams ensuring that project planning is completed correctly with full evaluation and engagement from the necessary resources.
  • Lead investigation of quality issues should they arise during day-to-day production or within projects – work with project leaders, quality, materials, manufacturing, and suppliers to resolve issues.
  • Liaise with the Supplier Quality group to ensure Aerogen Supplier Approval Requirements are met.
  • Responsible for ensuring conformance with current equipment, process, and systems validation regulations.
  • Determine process inputs and factors for variation where process capability is required
  • Partner with R&D and other cross functional teams to ensure the correct application of design controls, risk management and the investigation/correction of design failures/challenges.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting and management of escalations as appropriate on project activities.
  • Establish analysis techniques and other quality control tools within project activities as well as utilization of these to solve specific quality problems.
  • Overall responsibility for GMP standards and compliance within Aerogen’s Project Teams
  • Maintain compliance with ISO and FDA and all other relevant ‘in country’ Quality System regulations.
  • Utilization of recognized Quality Engineering principles and problem-solving skills to improve and maintain products/processes that are aligned with the overall Quality and Business vision. He/She will utilize appropriate risk management to prevent unanticipated failure modes and help improves the capability of processes.
  • Provide Statistic overview of all relevant activities to ensure that use of sampling plans and treatment of results adheres to best accepted statistical practice
  • Ensure that all health, safety, and environmental requirements are fulfilled.
  • The role will also support external audits, internal audits and any relevant Quality/Regulatory compliance related activities as deemed necessary. The role will require a high degree of flexibility to coordinate the variety of tasks as well as practical knowledge of current Project Management tools.

Education/Experience:

  • BE/BS Degree. A Post-graduate qualification in Quality Assurance is preferable although not mandatory.
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a regulated industry (i.e., FDA /ISO) consisting of a minimum of 3 years Supervisory / Management experience in a Medical Device /Pharmaceutical regulated industry
  • Experience working in both an FDA and European regulatory environment is preferred with an in-depth knowledge of 21 CFR 820, CFR 11 and European regulations associated with the medical device industry
  • A thorough understanding of GMP/ISO and validation regulations.
  • Experience of regulatory landscape with respect to FDA, CE Marking plus other regulatory territories while not mandatory is considered beneficial
  • Minimum certification to Green Belt Lean Six Sigma (or recognized equivalent qualification)

Specific Requirements:

  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Strong team member with the ability to identify and drive implementation of innovative quality improvements.
  • Ability to work within project teams, consistently meeting deadlines and ensuring that all actions are being addressed appropriately.
  • Demonstrate and actively promote high levels of professional quality engineering.
  • Good communication skills.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the company.
  • Process Validation and Injection Moulding Experience Desirable.
  • Good administrative/organizational ability with high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with suppliers, customers, and regulatory contacts in an informed professional manner.
  • Thorough understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA QSR standards.

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office environments, with work also performed in R&D manufacturing labs and manufacturing.

Mechanical Design Engineer
 

Description

Due to continued expansion, we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer. Working within our Process Development Team, the Mechanical Design Engineer will be involved in developing and delivering innovative equipment solutions for our final assembly production areas.

 

 

Responsibilities

·         Design and development of automated equipment solutions in conjunction with our process development team.

·         Develop design concepts and conduct design reviews with the relevant stakeholders.

·         Develop detailed working drawings for all new equipment.

Works closely with our machine builders during the build phase to ensure all drawings are accurate and up to date.
·         Research and introduction of new technologies to help further improve our production processes.

Assist in creating a detailed equipment documentation package.
Responsible for ensuring that design project timelines and targets are achieved
Contribute to the continual improvement of our production process through creative design solutions.
 

Key Skills

Experienced in the use of Solidworks and 2D Autocad packages.
Ability to generate detailed engineering drawings in a timely manner.
Good problem-solving skills and be able to demonstrate these through previous creative design solutions.
Strong attention to detail and working to high levels of accuracy.
Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
Excellent communication skills.
 

Key requirements:

Engineering Qualification to level 7 or 8, or with equivalent experience.
Must be proficient in use of Solidworks
 

Ei Electronics is a successful multinational Irish company with a leadership position globally in the design and manufacture of Fire and Carbon Monoxide detection products for the residential sector.

 

Ei at a glance

 

Employing over 1000 people, the company is headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, occupying a 23,000 m” campus where all key manufacturing, R&D and commercial functions are located. Overseas sales and marketing subsidiaries are located in the UK, Germany, France, Poland and the USA.

The Company’s success is based on a culture of Quality, Service and Product Innovation over 30 years. R&D is the lifeblood of Ei Electronics, with sensor technologies at the core of our product advancement. As a global leader in the industry, Ei Electronics is now at the forefront of emerging Cloud-based “Connected Home” and IOT developments.

Working with one of Irelands leading indigenous electronics companies, provides a wide array of opportunities and possibilities to grow.

 

Life at Ei

 

·         Work in dynamic and innovative business environment with unique cross functional involvement

·         Exceptional learning and development opportunities through our Apprenticeship, Graduate and Engineering Leadership Programmes

·         Excellent career advancement opportunities

·         Prime Midwest location offering unrivalled work-life balance

·         Inclusive Benefits package

Due to its continued success, the Company now has the following exciting career opportunity:

IT Specialist
The role of the IT Specialist is a hands-on role, with a high volume of activity.

 

The Job:

 

Key responsibilities include:

·         Support and manage PCs on the network

·         Help resolve computer networking issues

·         Support users of Windows 10

·         Support users of Microsoft Office

·         Server administration and support

·         Internet protocols and their support

·

The Person:

 

The successful candidate should:

 

·         Hold a third level qualification in computer science or equivalent

·         Have knowledge of network infrastructure devices

·         VMware, MS SQLServer/MySQL and MS Exchange

·         Have excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Have good problem-solving abilities

·         Have excellent attention to detail

This is a new role due to growth in the business and demands being placed on the IT Department.  It is very much a hands-on role with a high level of activity.  Integrity and honesty are required in activities both internally and externally.