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NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer

  • Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment
  • Galway

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The Role

The NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer will provide Engineering support to Manufacturing Department during the New Product Development cycle. In addition to this, the NPD Engineer will be responsible for development of both existing and new process technologies as required by new products and prototypes.



  • Work as part of the NPD team to drive product and process improvements
  • Manage new designs through product lifecycle into Manufacturing
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts in the business to ensure all new product fit within our clients existing manufacturing capability
  • Work closely with Lean and Operations teams to ensure that any new processes developed meet world-class manufacturing standards
  • Display customer focus always and be accountable for quality and timeliness of own work
  • Manage a variable workload across different projects to meet NPD requirements
  • Design and introduce manufacturing processes for new products to meet the demands of productivity and quality
  • Ensure that complete and effective validations are carried out on all processes before transferring to manufacture including IQ, OQ, PQ & PPQ
  • Identify and put in place permanent and effective technical / system solutions to problems
  • Maintain high quality / compliance standards in line with Medical Devices manufacturing requirements
  • Applying Lean principles to identify and develop improvements that increase key process metrics of yield, throughput and productivity
  • Investigate new process technologies and evaluate potential competitive advantage and the cost-benefit of introduction
  • Manage external relationships with technology providers / suppliers
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled



  • Level 8 Engineering degree, or equivalent qualification
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Project Management and previous Team Lead responsibilities an advantage
  • Strong technical background and capabilities
  • Motivated to work on own initiative and the ability to make and implement decisions
  • Knowledge of ISO and FDA compliance with an emphasis on validation
  • Knowledge of Six-Sigma methodology, problem-solving tools and Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative and cost-effective solutions
  • Computer literate and familiar with all Office software packages
  • Proven track record of excellent timekeeping & attendance is essential
  • AutoCAD, Solidworks and Minitab experience preferable
  • Knowledge of equipment, process and product validation processes, ability with statistical data analysis
  • Previous experience of working within a medical device environment would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong mechanical background with a good working knowledge of metals & plastics processing a distinct advantage
  • Experience in the development of test methods and associated product testing
  • Knowledge of change management in medical device environment is advantageous


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

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