required to manage the Polymers Engineering team to drive new polymer product development and introduction activities, while maintaining quality & reducing costs.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in identifying and scoping out projects which will result in improvements across key metrics of; quality, service & cost and will have strong technical engineering experience.
This is a permanent technical engineering role with a leading healthcare provider in the Galway area.
Responsibilities of Polymer Manufacturing Engineering Lead:
Use effective projects management tools to drive improvements and reduce cost in polymer products.
Develop and drive continuous improvement in product cost plans.
Manage capital expenditure versus forecast to ensure project goals are achieved.
Develop six sigma expertise and accreditation, and mentor engineers.
Lead production engineers and NPI teams, to deliver products on time & on budget.
Transferring and implementing processes either from development or from another manufacturing facility.
Use statistical analysis and empirical methods in the identification of yield and efficiency issues, and provide detailed reports on the improvements achieved.
Participate in the phase review process and the New Products Excellence meetings with respect to new products.
Maintain a valid capacity model in co-operation with Operations and conduct adequate advance planning for required capital.
Responsible for other projects as assigned by the company.
Understands and comply with all the regulations governing the quality systems
Engage fully with the performance management system on site, and utilize the development program to build a skill base appropriate to the requirements of the business.
Requirements of Polymer Manufacturing Engineering Lead:
Honours Bachelor?s Degree in Engineering or Science discipline.
Lean or Six Sigma qualification (minimum Greenbelt, higher is highly desirable).
8+ years? experience in similar role in a world class manufacturing environment.
3+ years? experience line management experience of Degree qualified engineers.
Proven project management, cost control / budgetary experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good leadership abilities.
Commercial and business experience is ideal.
Please phone Larry on +353 1 2302400 / email@example.com
The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. www.rftgroup.ie
Key words: Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Project Management, Programme Manager, World Class Manufacturing, Engineering, Six Sigma, Blackbelt, Galway, Clare, Mayo, Athlone, Connaught, Ireland.
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