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Senior Materials Engineer

Reference ID : 804MQ
Category :
  • Medical Devices
Date Posted : Mar 26, 2018
Job Location
  • Munster
- Cork
Experience : 5 Years
Salary : Negotiable - DOE
Employment Type
Michael McQuade
Contact Number : 086-0435195
Headcount Engineering is seeking a Senior Materials Engineer for one of our medical device manufacturing clients in Cork.

Principal Responsibilities

The Materials Engineer will provide a lead role in Material Development projects onsite and will be responsible for identifying and leading strategic materials related engineering projects ensuring optimum process capability and design for manufacturability in the development of new processes. The role involves providing technical leadership working with a cross functional team to develop advanced manufacturing processes for the implementation of leading edge technologies and innovative processes to build excellence in materials development. 

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Implement design for manufacturability in new process designs to minimise lifecycle cost.
  • Full project management responsibility for Material Development projects. 
  • Conduct detailed product / process design reviews. 
  • Development of advanced materials related manufacturing processes i.e. raw materials processing, coatings etc. 
  • Lead implementation of cost effective material related manufacturing solutions to drive engineering efficiencies. 
  • Develop innovative product development processes to shorten product lifecycle time to market. 
  • Direct PFMEA studies and lead risk assessment effort for overall process. 
  • Influence innovative qualification methodologies to apply appropriate statistical and validation techniques based on failure model and overall risk. 
  • Support process optimisation, route cause analysis and scrap reduction activities related to material processes. 
  • Support the complaint investigation process with respect to Materials complaints. 
  • Ensure effective and timely closure on all CAPA activities. 
  • Lead and Manage R&D Material Development Programs. 
  • Development of Capital Business Cases for New Process Development Projects. 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Degree Qualification or equivalent in Material Sciences/Chemical Engineering. Experience in an operations environment in a Material Science Function within a Medical Device Company or similar industry would be a significant advantage. 
  • Extensive Statistical Engineering Expertise (SPC, DOE etc.)
  • Implementation of SPC systems in high volume manufacturing industries. 
  • Product and Process Validation experience. 
  • Surface Science Characterization Expertise (XRD, SEM, EDX, FTIR, NMR). 
  • Integration of R&D Programs into Manufacturing Operations.
  • Proficiency in the implementation of RFT (Right First Time) Production Methodologies. 

For further information, please contact Mick on 086-0435195 or forward details in confidence to jobs@headcount.ie

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