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Process Improvement Engineer

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Location: Roscommon
Reference: DB9467
Closing Date: 17 Jun 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

Opportunity for an experienced Process Improvement Engineer to join medical device company!


This is a permanent role offering an attractive salary plus benefits including Health Insurance, Life Assurance and Pension.  You will be responsible for the following:
•    Lead cross-functional teams to investigate and troubleshoot key areas of company concerns using a structured approach, such as Six-Sigma methodology.
•    Define and execute projects in a time and resource efficient manner controlling associated budgets. 
•    Achieve project goals as agreed with the management team. 
•    Together with the management team target projects which will have the biggest impact in terms of improving key business metrics.
•    Set up robust data collection systems that will support and drive projects and their continued monitoring after completion.
•    Using best practices, identify areas of improvements in order to reduce variances in product, practice, and processes 
•    Give guidance to cross functional Core Teams and Green Belt Engineers in relation to projects/tasks under their control 
•    Through analysis of existing metrics and data, identify areas of potential concern before they arise and take action to prevent occurrence of the failure 
•    Drive and create a culture of continuous improvement within all areas of the company.
•    Up skill our current technical resources to manage and support improvement projects in all areas of the business. 
•    Draft and present project plans and reviews to the management team and other relevant stake holders.

Applications are invited from candidates with the following background and experience:

•    You should have a primary degree in an engineering or science discipline. 
•    You should have a proven track record in managing a number of successful projects through to completion. 
•    You should have a proven track record in Project Planning and Execution. 
•    Ideally hold a lean six sigma qualification and working towards black belt accreditation.
•    A strong working knowledge of plastics and plastic processing technologies would be a distinct advantage. 
•    Experience in a medical device/pharmaceutical and/or diagnostics manufacturing industry is necessary. 
•    Should have a good working knowledge of the medical device industry and of ISO13485:2003, specifically in the areas of Change Control and Validation. 
•    You must be innovative and have a good technical aptitude. 
•    You should have strong communication, project management, organisational and influencing skills 
•    You should have the ability to effectively manage a wide range of diverse activities simultaneously in a fast paced environment. 
•    You should be a self starter with good motivational and inter-personal skills 

For a full Job Spec and to apply for this role please call Deirdre on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. Tel: +353 1 2784671

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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