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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 24/02/2017
  • Job reference: J362545A

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The Senior Manufacturing Engineer role is a role within Plant Engineering group. It is a highly technical role required to support, debug and improve complex automation systems.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop \ design and implement cost justified process and equipment improvements with minimal impact to production operating under 24/7 environment.
  • Co-ordination of Front End technician daily activities.
  • Identify and eliminate repetitious machine failures.
  • Provide consultative support to the Manufacturing and Maintenance groups.
  • Utilise Lean Six Sigma tools and data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop methods to ensure personnel engaged in operations\maintenance activities have sufficient knowledge to perform their assigned tasks
  • Prepare design specifications and associated documentation for equipment and system upgrades.
  • Fault-finding \ troubleshooting of equipment and process issues.
  • Implement improvements under change control.
  • Develop Functional and Detailed Design Specifications from formal and informal User Requirement Specifications.
  • Be familiar with 21 CFR part 820 guidelines
  • Present, where appropriate, technical data to internal/external audit and inspection groups.
  • Ensure Health and Safety Regulations and Procedure are adhered to at all times for self and others.


  • Bachelors in Engineering (mechanical \ electronic) preferred.
  • A minimum of 4 years in technical role in high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Injection Moulding experience preferred
  • Solidworks experience preferred
  • Six sigma experience preferred
  • Good problem solving abilities - able to identify facts, consider alternative approaches and evaluate the most appropriate action
  • Medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Experience working in a validated environment with strong discipline with regard to change control is preferred.

For further information on this role please contact James Kelly on 016455250 or

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