Senior Component Engineer

Job description

Senior Component Engineer

The specific role initially will be focused on a number of exiting new product development opportunities across our Manufacturing Plants, and partnering with our automation, process development and global engineering teams to support technical component development, and with our global procurement team on cost improvement and risk reduction projects. Defining a clear path for material specification improvements, process capability initiatives and supporting risk mitigation with our key suppliers, the Senior Component Engineer will be required to liaise with cross functional teams to ensure the successful completion of all projects, and have clear communication lines with our key suppliers


  • Drive early supplier involvement and identify cost drivers to influence design decision making and achieve target cost saving for NPI programs
  • Provide engineering oversight, support and consultancy to suppliers on process validations, design for manufacture (DFM), material selection, and process development
  • Identify and prioritize parts (components and assemblies) requiring supplier development activities
  • Review, understand and incorporate technical design risk assessments into the part evaluation process
  • Lead the technical aspects of Problem Solving, Failure Analysis, and Corrective and Preventative Actions with suppliers. Promote a culture of structured problem solving with suppliers
  • Monitor and control the progress of supplier engineering projects to ensure sound application of engineering principles are used and design intent is being followed
  • Assist suppliers in developing final test requirements to ensure products meet specifications, engaging in test method development as necessary
  • Work with Incoming Quality Control department to evaluate parts and resolve issues


  • Primary Degree level qualification in electronic/electrical, mechanical engineering or a science discipline, plus 6 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or Master's degree in engineering with 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, including chipset, antenna, molding, PCB assembly & automation
  • Experience with GDT (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), quality measurement techniques and use of SolidWorks
  • Understanding of NFC/Bluetooth, and antenna design
  • Lean, six sigma training and statistical ability a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrated capability in process development and transformation
  • Clear demonstrated capability in organisational change management
  • Excellent communication skills to support virtual program management requirements
  • Clear demonstrated experience in working in a diverse cultural environment
  • Excellent presentation skills to facilitate communication throughout the organisation.

To apply for this position please contact Catherina at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 749261 E:

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