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Manufacturing Engineer (extrusion and molding)

  • Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment
  • Galway

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The Role

Our Client, a leading medical device manufacturer in Galway is hiring a Manufacturing Engineer to work in the extrusion and molding department. The Manufacturing Engineer is  responsible for providing engineering support to Manufacturing, and the development of existing and new process technologies. Our Client’s Manufacturing Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, molding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output. They are experts in mold tooling, die tooling, machining, and assembly techniques, possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of stamping / molding / assembly or other processes within the manufacturing environment.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage a variable workload to meet/exceed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as equipment OEE and process Yield
  • Support Manufacturing as the Manufacturing Engineer providing line support for technical issues in area of responsibility
  • Identify and put in place permanent and effective technical / system solutions to problems
  • Improve Manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors
  • Implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system in area of responsibility
  • Implement equipment maintenance procedures for critical equipment
  • Investigate new process technologies and evaluate potential competitive advantage and the cost-benefit of introduction
  • Prepare product and process reports / presentations by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Resolve quality and technical issues such that impact on product supply to customers is minimized
  • Maintain high quality / compliance standards in line with Medical Devices manufacturing requirements
  • Work as part of Production Support team to drive product and process improvements/developments
  • Update Manufacturing procedures, specs as required through change control process
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled
  • Projects – identify and implement continuous improvement projects to reduce scrap across the business unit
  • New equipment introductions – EIQ/EOQ, DOE & Process OQ/PQ Validations 




  • Engineering level 8 degree, or equivalent qualification
  • Preferably a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience on Injection Moulding OR Extrusion processes a distinct advantage
  • Process troubleshooting
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks and projects
  • Jigs & Fixtures design and maintenance experience would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and statistics
  • Demonstrate operating knowledge of Minitab software, would be an advantage
  • SolidWorks /AutoCAD skill would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate a dynamic, motivated & flexible approach to work with results-oriented attitude
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of ISO & FDA compliance


Note: By applying for this position, you may also be considered by Pale Blue Dot Recruitment for other or future related vacancies.

Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment
“The Resource for the MedTech Workforce”


To apply for this job please visit palebluedotrecruitment.recruitee.com.