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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

  • Job reference: 934345
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 03/03/2021

Orion Group Life Sciences currently have a vacancy open for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our Multinational Medical Device Client based in Cork on an initial 12-month contract with the view to extension thereafter.


* Participates in multi-site projects.
* Leads and participates in complex engineering projects, either technically or with an extensive cross-functional team. This includes developing and executing to the plan and schedule and meeting the goals and objectives of the project. Tracks costs, prepares status reports, conducts meetings, and documents and communicates progress to management.
* Leads and participates in investigations, develops plans and executes tasks to solve process problems including Non-conformances (NC), complaint investigations, audit observations and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA). Performs analysis and communicates associated trends.
* Provides day to day support and direction to production such as, but not limited to turning, milling, drilling, EDM, finishing, packaging etc. as required.
* Develops process validation strategy and writes and executes engineering studies and process validation protocols and summary reports (Installation Qualification, Operation Qualification, Performance Qualification, Computer Software Validation and Test Method Validation).
* Identifies, leads and implements process improvements for existing manufacturing processes utilizing appropriate engineering principles and standard strategies such as, Lean and Six Sigma principles.
* Performs gage design, measurement system analysis, and gage implementation as required. Is able to use various types of measuring instruments including, micrometres, callipers, comparators, tensile testers, coordinate measurement systems etc. to support engineering testing.
* Develops fixtures and designs tools and has the ability to express and implement ideas with tool designers.
* Leads new equipment acquisition efforts including user requirement specifications, machine selection, installation, validation, employee training, and other related equipment responsibilities as required.
* Develops and implements manufacturing and inspection procedures.
* Participates in and leads cross-functional teams which may include, but are not limited to Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Quality Assurance, Finance, Product Development and other sites.
* Acts as a liaison to vendors with regard to contracted products, tools & fixtures, and their manufacture.
* Identifies and implements improvements to engineering business processes such as configuration management, ERP management, maintenance tracking, etc.
* Performs other related duties, as required.


* 4-6 years of experience in manufacturing and/or engineering is required.
* Previous experience working in a regulated industry, such as Medical Device is preferred.
* Six Sigma or Lean Sigma certification or 4 years of experience preferred.
* Experience developing and implementing robust automated manufacturing equipment, preferred.
* Experience with packaging, Laser, and CNC processes and equipment, preferred

* Bachelor of Science Degree from accredited institution in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related degree.
* Master of Science Degree from an accredited institution in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related degree, preferred.
* Demonstrates working knowledge of machine and electrical safety standards, preferred.
* Demonstrates leadership qualities including confidence, transparency, integrity, innovation, passion, patience and tenacity.
* Demonstrates strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
* Demonstrates strong computer skills, such as the use of Microsoft Office, Minitab, and databases.
* Demonstrates strong organizational and project management skills and are results oriented.
* Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills and professional interactions with co-workers.
* Demonstrates troubleshooting skills.

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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