NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer

TE Connectivity (Galway, Ireland) 15 days ago

About TE Connectivity

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

TE Connectivity is a $13 billion global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn , Facebook , WeChat and Twitter .

Creganna Medical is ranked among the top 10 global companies in the medical device outsourcing industry. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of minimally invasive delivery and access devices for a range of therapies. Serving over 400 companies across 30 countries, Creganna Medical’s customers include the world’s leading medical device and life science companies. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, Creganna Medical has a global operational footprint with design and manufacturing facilities spanning the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia.

Job Overview

Job Title: NPD Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer  

The NPD (New Process Development) Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for leading project-related Engineering activities within NPD and providing Engineering support to the Manufacturing department during the new product introduction cycle. In addition to this, the NPD Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the development of both existing and new process technologies as required by new products and prototypes. 

TE Connectivity's Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering Teams significantly impact LEANPD driven new product development projects, driving for excellence in existing manufacturing technologies and methods and striving to implement new manufacturing technologies to provide improved process and tolerance control. They act as the binding element between product development and manufacturing engineering, ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of this critical interface. They support Product Development in the optimization of designs and piece parts for manufacturability by realizing sample tooling/products/prototypes. They also design, develop, and qualify tooling and processes to meet TE quality and production standards, document all processes and tooling in applicable TE systems, support supply chain to verify supplier compliance and capability, initiate and implement programs to continuously improve quality, cost and cycle time and adhere to all appropriate specifications, regulatory requirements and customer requirements.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work as part of the NPD team to drive product and process improvements.
  • Manage new designs through product lifecycle into manufacturing.
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts in the business to ensure all new products fit within Creganna Medical's existing manufacturing capability.
  • Work closely with Lean and Operations teams to ensure that any new processes developed meet world-class manufacturing standards.
  • Display customer focus always and be accountable for quality and timeliness of own work.
  • Manage a variable workload across different projects to meet NPD requirements.
  • Design and introduce manufacturing processes for new products to meet the demands of productivity and quality.
  • Ensure that complete and effective validations are carried out on all processes before transferring to manufacture including IQ, OQ, PQ & PPQ.
  • Identify and put in place permanent and effective technical/system solutions to problems.
  • Maintain high quality/compliance standards in line with Medical Device manufacturing requirements within Creganna Medical.
  • Applying Lean principles to identify and develop improvements that increase key process metrics of yield, throughput and productivity.
  • Investigate new process technologies and evaluate potential competitive advantage and the cost-benefit of introduction.  
  • Manage external relationships with technology providers/suppliers. 
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled.
What your background should look like:


  • Level 8 Engineering degree, or equivalent qualification.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role. 

Key Requirements

  • Strong mechanical background with a good working knowledge of metals & plastics processing a distinct advantage, with a particular focus on machining.
  • Ability to develop process settings/windows using scientific methodology.
  • Knowledge of Six-Sigma methodology, problem-solving tools and Lean Manufacturing principles. 
  • A demonstrated ability to solve problems with innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • AutoCAD, Solid works and Minitab experience preferable.
  • Experience of working in a high-volume production environment would be beneficial.
  • Computer literate and familiar with all Office software packages.
  • Motivated to work on own initiative and the ability to make and implement decisions.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
  • Employee Resource Groups

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