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Extrusion Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND9765
Closing Date: 22 Apr 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

On behalf of my client, a medical device company in the West of Ireland, I am recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineer to join their team in a permanent position.


The manufacturing engineer is responsible for the acceptance of new extrusion products from trial to production status. You will be involved in project management of cross functional teams assisting with the introduction / transition of new equipment / technologies/ new processes in the extrusion area, as well as management of training plans for all production personnel.



  • Act as the technical lead to the production team.
  • Work with the Operations Manager in the development, scheduling, execution and management of training plans for all production personnel.
  • Be the technical lead in the introduction/transfer of new products to production and introduction of new technology in conjunction with the Operations Manager and the technical department to meet quality and performance metrics. 
  • Act as the department resource lead in the implementation and up-keep of continuous improvement teams driving SMED, OEE, LEAN, and EBIDTA Improvement projects
  • Facilitate investigation, trouble shooting and reporting on system failures, product defects and customer complaints.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure that all products manufactured meet the specifications, performance & quality criteria of end users, customers, regulatory authorities and the company.
  • Maintain work areas, equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure that manufacturing equipment is maintained and processes are documented in accordance with company quality system.
  • Ensure that new products manufactured meet the specifications, performance & quality criteria of end users, customers, regulatory authorities and the company.
  • Oversee project management with responsibility for the introduction and validation of new equipment / technology in the extrusion area.
  • Attain technical expertise in extrusion technologies and materials and communicate and train extrusion personnel in the knowledge.
  • Support the Quality Manager on resolution of quality issues, using lean tools and 6 sigma principals.
  • Mentoring and Supporting Apprentice Engineers

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • A primary degree or equivalent in polymer, manufacturing or mechanical engineering or have 7+ years’ extrusion manufacturing experience.
  • Medical device manufacturing experience is essential.
  • Hands on experience in extrusion and plastics material knowledge are essential.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of production and quality system requirements in the health care industry.
  • A Green or Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma would be a distinct advantage.


If you are interested in applying for this role please call Nicola on +353 1 2784671 or email


Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. 

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Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
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