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R&D Lab Supervisor

  • HERO Recruitment
  • Galway

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Mechanical Test Lab Supervisor


My MNC medical device client are recruiting for a Supervisor to join their Mechanical Test Lab, which supports products right from R&D concept stage. There are 13 technicians and engineers in the lab and you’ll be supervising half of that team reporting into the senior supervisor. Formerly known as the the R&D/DA Test Lab, the MTL Lab provides support through a variety of areas including but not limited to Design/Drawings, Test Method Development, Reverse Engineering, Standards Management, Material Testing, Engineering Tools and Systems and Lab Management.


  • You need to be an effective people manager whom is strong in developing and managing a high performance specialist team of approx. six engineers and technicians with focus on customer needs, compliance, and quality
  • You’ll co-ordinate the work activities within the various work teams across two shifts ensuring that adequate resources are available to meet customer expectations
  • Ensure all direct reports are up-to-date with their training requirements and that they understand and comply with all other regulations governing their work
  • You will take a leadership role in developing and implementing new techniques and initiatives to enhance the lab management systems, constantly promoting awareness of best practices and making appropriate decisions daily
  • Lab Optimisation:  Manage day-to-day scheduling and sequencing of testing to ensure maximum utilisation of equipment and test resources
  • Support equipment maintenance:  Qualification status, spares maintenance, safety maintenance, PEMAC adherence, Problem solving, Calibration scheduling, PSV scheduling etc.
  • Support for the release and maintenance of all associated department procedures to ensure compliance with Corporate Quality requirements
  • Monitor and Support  lab spend to ensure the department operates within in a set budget
  • Develop and Mentor Technicians and Engineers


  • Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) in an Engineering/Science discipline
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience required
  • A strong supervisor who has a keen interest in developing their direct reports
  • Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative

For further information on this role in please contact Amanda Reynolds on 0860468858/ technical@hero.ie

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To apply for this job email your details to technical@hero.ie