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Polymer Engineer

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Polymer Engineer
required to lead a project team of engineers to analyse; product, material or equipment specifications and performance requirements within manufacturing, to ensure processes are optimal.

The successful candidate will lead projects involving; new technology introductions, ramping up production, undertaking validations, continuous process improvement and identifying potential development opportunities in the technology field.

This is a permanent role with an innovative medical devices manufacturer based in Galway.

Responsibilities of Polymer Engineer:
Project Management experience is required, with track record of delivering product on time & on budget using lean manufacturing / six sigma techniques.
Transferring and implementing processes either from development or from another manufacturing facility.
Material research and selection, Vendor searches and ongoing contact.
Equipment/tooling design and improvements.
Production of prototype samples and development of final product specifications.
Writing and carrying out validations / qualifications and technical reports and assessments.
Continued quality improvement including use of statistical tools to optimise the process.

Requirements of Polymer Engineer:
Engineering Degree in Polymers, Materials, Chemicals or Biomedical Engineering.
5+ year’s industry experience in manufacturing, with broad experience of process engineering technology.
Strong theoretical & practical knowledge of core polymer processes including Extrusions and/or Injection Moulding.
Ability to develop highly capable manufacturing process from initial R&D concepts.
Knowledge of Polymers, along with applied statistical techniques.
Knowledge of material testing and characterisation would be advantageous.
Good knowledge of GMP and ISO9001 / EN46001.

Please contact Larry on 01 – 2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie / www.rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

Key Words; FDA, GMP, Quality Engineer, Process Development and Engineering, SPC, Validation, Equipment Validation, BOM, Materials, Biomedical, Injection Moulding, Polymer Chemistry, Medical Device, Galway, Clare, Munster, West of Ireland, Ireland.