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Process Engineer

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND9929
Closing Date: 14 Jan 19
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Negotiable

Job Summary:

On behalf of our client, a global healthcare company, we have a vacancy for a Process Engineer to join their team!


To provide technical assistance to the Production Department in the form of process improvement, cost reduction, safety enhancement, and troubleshooting.

•    Supports Manufacturing Operations in becoming world class in all aspects of the business, beginning with Safety.
•    Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to at all times, including wearing PPE as appropriate. Acquire knowledge of Health & Safety procedures, work instructions, and associated documentation. Comply with all Health & Safety Policies and instructions and actively contribute to Company efforts to promote safe behaviour and safe systems of work.
•    Participates in and/or leads Lean Six Sigma projects and initiatives.
•    Writes, conducts, analyzes, determines and reports on new or modified equipment capabilities, qualifications (IQ/OQ/PQ), and validations.
•    Conducts developmental runs and Commercialization qualification trial runs in conjunction with Research & Development (R&D) and PD functions.
•    Manages the development of new package design and testing in conjunction with R&D and Marketing and communicates to the Process Engineering Lead the progress of these projects.
•    Establishes Manufacturing Standard Operating Conditions (SOC) with the appropriate input from the Machine Operators, Supervisors and Technical personnel.
•    Determines the need for, and justifies capital projects such as source, specifying new equipment and components by completing and routing Authorization for Capital Expenditure (ACE) form 
•    Assists the Product Engineer in the development of customer and internal specifications, including review and approval of Applications Review Forms (APPS). 
•    Acquires knowledge of procedures, work instructions, and associated forms as required by Key Area Leaders
•    Performs Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Actions for Customer Complaints as assigned.
•    Demonstrates safety leadership by complying with all safety rules, policies, regulations and procedures; participating in safety programs, and encouraging employee involvement from all employees in all safety activities.
•    Troubleshoots daily production and process problems, communicates with Plant Management Team, Supervisors, and Operators regarding run problems, investigates root causes, recommends, and implements corrective actions.
•    Identifies, develops, and implements plans associated with, but not limited to, cost reduction, waste reduction, increased throughput and general operational improvement through the use of Six Sigma Statistical Methods. 
•    Participates in the Learning & Development of machine operators on new equipment installations, equipment modifications and new procedures.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.  Will include participating in special projects as identified.

•    Strong mechanical/electrical/or industrial knowledge.
•    PC knowledge for statistical methods (Microsoft Excel; Minitab).
•    Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes.
•    Good communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal.
•    Ability to work independently or as a team member.
•    Ability to work with manufacturing and non-manufacturing personnel.
•    Strong project management and organizational skills and the ability to maintain projects.
•    Ability to react quickly and logically to manufacturing problems.
•    Ability to apply Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing Tools
•    Knowledge and understanding of ISO  Quality Management Procedures

•    Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial preferred) and one to three years previous process/manufacturing engineering experience.

For more information and to apply for this role please call Nicola 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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