Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Job description

My client, a global medical device company is looking for Manufacturing Engineering Manager to lead a team in their plant in Galway.

The role will be responsible for leading validation processes, mentoring and developing a team of Engineers/Technicians, and managing a range of fast paced and dynamic projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead technical analysis of operational issues to identify root causes and implement highly effective counter-measures using rigorous and well documented methods

  • Provide updates to Senior Management on technical issues with the appropriate level of technical and cost detail.

  • Lead and coach technicians / engineers through the process of root cause analysis to create standard methods within the department.

  • Gather and analyse relevant data to inform decision making in Engineering and Maintenance

  • Evaluate and prioritise potential capital projects in terms of scope, schedule and budget. 

  • Plan and execute capital projects using established Project Management methods.

  • Generate project progress reports and present to Senior Management as required.

  • Complete detailed technical evaluation of new manufacturing equipment requirements.

  • Generate User Requirement Specifications in co-ordination with key stakeholders from Production and Validation.

  • Work with Purchasing department to procure capital projects.

  • Manage the installation and commissioning of equipment, systems and facilities associated with capital project

  • Implement and sustain a highly organised and well documented maintenance management system for manufacturing equipment, utility systems, and facility systems.

  • Provide technical guidance and support to Maintenance Technicians.

  • Implement Key Performance Indicators for Maintenance.

  • Create a highly organised workplace and standard methods and procedures for maintenance activities.

  • Implement and maintain an effective spares management system. 

  • Manage external contractors to comply with maintenance standards

  • Develop appropriate safety procedures for all Engineering, Projects, and Maintenance activities.

  • Ensure that all Engineering and Maintenance staff are appropriately trained for the duties they perform

  • Develop and implement the continuous improvement plan for the Engineering Department.

  • Work with other departments to drive the continuous improvement projects as required

  • Ensure all equipment and systems are maintained and calibrated in accordance with regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain appropriate records of all Engineering, Maintenance and Calibration requirements in accordance with regulatory requirements and the Quality Management System.

  • Present and defend all aspects of Engineering, Maintenance and Calibration during regulatory agency inspections.

  • Provide strong leadership to the Engineering team.

  • Coach and develop direct reports to upskill and improve.

  • Complete frequent performance evaluations within the department in accordance with HR requirements.


Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar technical field.

  • 5 years + experience working as a senior engineer / manager in Manufacturing/Process engineering

  • Proven people management skills.

  • Experience in the Medical Device industry a strong advantage.

  • Experience with Process Improvement.

If you are ready for the next step in your career, please send your resume to: or call me on 091 455 300.