Engineering , Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Manufacturing Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Galway, County Galway, Ireland
  • 42002789

Job Overview

The Manufacturing Engineer will report to the Engineering Supervisor and will be responsible for providing engineering support to Manufacturing (Automated Injection Moulding Cell / Welding / Ablation business). You will also be responsible for the continuous improvement activity required to ensure that the process is capable and delivering results in line with the agreed KPI’s.


  • Health & Safety: Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled for the manufacturing process. 
  • Quality: Drive Engineering solutions to ensure Right First-Time principles, driving yield improvements, Complaint reductions and supporting the CAPA process.
  • Continuous Improvement: Own the manufacturing process, work with key business stakeholders and operations teams to assess process capabilities, prioritize process improvement opportunities implementing them using Lean and six-sigma tools.
  • Service: Drives a culture of Exceptional Customer Experience (ECE) for both the Internal and External customers, by ensuring that projects and commitments and continually being met or exceeded.
  • New Product Introduction: Supports New Part Introduction in conjunction with the Prototyping / NPD Group.
  • Responsible for managing the overall equipment performance (OEE) through the appropriate use of Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques (TPM etc)
  • Ensure equipment preventative maintenance procedures are effective and ensure compliance to preventative maintenance program.
  • Introduction of new equipment; equipment installation validation (EIQ,EOQ), process development and validation (OQ , PQ).
  • Resolve quality and technical issues such that impact on product supply to customers is minimized and support Business Unit CAPAs, NCs, FMEAs and audit prep activities.
  • Develop and manage SOPs / manufacturing standards / operations standard work as required in compliance with change control process.
  • CAPEX management for new and replacement equipment, including investigating in state-of-the-art process technologies and evaluating potential competitive advantage and the cost benefit of introduction.
  • Maintain high quality / compliance standards in line with Medical Devices manufacturing requirements within Creganna.
  • Manages external relationships with key technology providers. 
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.

Candidate Desired Profiles:

  • Engineering level 8 degree in Polymer Technologies, or equivalent qualification.
  • Preferably a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar Engineering level role.
  • Medical Device experience would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and statistics.
  • Injection Moulding experience required. 
  • Demonstrate operating knowledge of Minitab software, would be an advantage.
  • SolidWorks /AutoCAD skills would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrate a dynamic, motivated & flexible approach to work with results-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO & FDA compliance.