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Manufacturing Engineer

  • Job reference: 926094
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 18/06/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer for our multinational medical devices client based in the Cork area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose:
The primary purpose of this job is to support a major Manufacturing Engineering Project involving the start-up of a new facility. The position is part of a team within the Engineering department that contributes to the overall business metrics. This position will provide project leadership on continuous improvement, and risk mitigation initiatives and will also include liaison with outside suppliers and the clients other Design & Manufacturing sites to ensure all goals and targets of the manufacturing process are achieved

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Support the day to day manufacturing operation environment to allow operations to meet its targets
  • Support business key metrics with ongoing process improvements and introduction of new technology
  • Deliver key projects to the Value Stream which will positively impact on the key metrics
  • Drive process improvements/capacity increases through New technology/equipment introductions
  • Competent in validation requirements on new equipment introductions/processes/process changes
  • Design & develop tools, fixtures, gages and special equipment for manufacturing operations and new product / process introductions in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers
  • Identify capital spend and budget requirements for process improvements
  • Preparation and maintenance of all relevant manufacturing specifications
  • Preparation and project management of all line extensions/NPI including supporting documentation as required
  • Focus on reduction of unit cost of production, through accountability for specific cells i.e. Consumable Cost, Scrap Cost and Cell Efficiency
  • Support ongoing Safety Incident corrective actions and ERGO team initiatives/actions
  • Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the departments continuous improvement program
  • Provide key inputs and leadership into transformational process developments
  • Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified
  • New Product Introductions & Product Transfers
  • Preparation and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for specific projects
  • Ensure effective closure on Quality System documents (Audit Actions, NCR's, CAPA's, etc)
  • Ensure all process developments, NPI etc are managed in accordance with the Quality management system

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering / Science discipline, with 2+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in Validation of equipment and implementation of automated machining solutions is desired
  • Experience in CNC machining of Cobalt Chrome, Titanium & Plastics
  • Experience in UniGraphics CAM package is desired
  • Experience in Laser Systems (Cognex, Vision Pro, etc.) is desired
  • Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead significant projects to completion, on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments or projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
  • Extent of confidentiality - discretion is essential in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies, regulatory and sales information.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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