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Senior Materials Engineer

  • Job reference: 925219
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 01/05/2019

Orion Group are recruiting for a Senior Materials Engineer on behalf of our Multinational Medical Devices Client on an initial 12 month contract which is based in Cork.

Technical role in in the Cluster Material Development group. Collaborating with global functions including R&D, Engineering and Operations, the position will be responsible for identifying and supporting strategic materials related engineering projects ensuring optimum process capability and design for manufacturability in the development of new processes. The role involves working with a cross functional team to develop advanced manufacturing processes for the implementation of materials technologies and innovative processes to build excellence in Materials Development.

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical input as a metallurgy SME
  • Ownership for projects in Materials Development with a focus on metals forming processes.
  • Support Validation activities for special processes
  • Participate in the development of long-term strategies for materials related technologies
  • Conduct detailed product / process design reviews
  • Perform materials characterisation and technical reports on materials analysis activities
  • Implement of cost effective material-related manufacturing solutions to drive engineering efficiencies
  • Conduct feasibility studies to assess new technologies or process improvements
  • Implement design for manufacturability in new processes to minimise lifecycle cost
  • Apply appropriate statistical and validation techniques based on overall risk
  • Project management responsibility for Material Development projects
  • Lead root cause analysis activities related to material processes
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities.
  • Ensure all activities comply with GMP, ISO and quality system requirements.
  • Ensure that all health, safety and environmental requirements are fulfilled.
  • Participate in collaborations with R&D and academic institutions

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

ESSENTIAL:

  • BSc in Materials Science or Engineering and 8-10 years' experience within a medical device company or similar industry

or

Ph.D. in Material Sciences or Engineering and 5-8 year' experience within a medical device company or similar industry

  • Project management experience

DESIRABLE:

  • Masters or Ph.D in Material Sciences or similar
  • Materials characterisation - advanced analytical techniques
  • Extensive statistical and problem solving engineering expertise (Six Sigma, SE or A3)
  • Surface Science Characterization Expertise (XRD, SEM, EDX etc)

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