Senior Manufacturing Engineer

TE Connectivity (Galway, Ireland) 26 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 www.te.com 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. http://www.creganna.com/

Job Overview

Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Balloons/Extrusion
Working within the core Engineering group, and reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Balloons/Extrusions must be motivated in delivering improvements and making a positive difference to be successful in such a role, sharing a desire for excellence, a value for the company you are working for. You will have the ability to analyse data and complete root cause analysis as essential skills gained within the manufacturing environment. The Senior Engineer will lead a team of Engineers & Technicians in a polymer Balloons/Extrusions environment and be responsible for managing and supporting all engineering activity in areas of responsibility.  As a key member of the Core Operations Support team, and as needs arise, the successful candidate will be expected to input to the development of supports and systems outside of core engineering responsibilities. E.g. assist in development and implementation of systems for areas as diverse as training, planning, staff supervision, and business processes.

TE Connectivity's Manufacturing Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, molding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output. They are experts in mold tooling, die tooling, machining, and assembly techniques, possessing extensive knowledge of the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of stamping / molding / assembly or other processes within the manufacturing environment. Manufacturing Engineering Teams enable the TE business unit plants to reach TE Operating Advantage (TEOA) requirements, roll out Centers of Excellence (COE), Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP’s) and advise plants on tool and machine duplications / corrections / improvements. They design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. The Teams also support Product Development in the selection and optimization of tools for piece part production and the selection of the most suitable manufacturing concepts relative to planned manufacturing quantities, quality requirements and manufacturing location. They act as interface between engineering and production to ensure manufacturability of new designs and smooth production ramp up as well as support the research & development teams to produce sample manufacturing equipment, product samples and prototypes.

Job Responsibilities
  • To work with key business stakeholders and operations teams to build a continuous improvement environment that supports ongoing change and improvement initiatives.
  • To support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary complexity within business processes and identification of simplified ways of working.
  • Lead a dedicated group of Engineers & Technicians within the Manufacturing Group. 
  • Ensure Engineers are fully integrated within the overall Production Support team.
  • Plan and implement training and development plans with subordinates.
  • Coach and mentor team members. 
  • Consistently meet customer requirements and commitment to excellence in performance and meeting deadlines.
  • Maintain high quality/compliance standards in line with Medical Devices manufacturing requirements within Creganna Medical, part of TE Connectivity. 
  • Identify and develop improvements to increase key process metrics of Service, Delivery, Quality and Cost using Lean / Six-Sigma methodologies.
  • Investigate state-of-the-art process technologies and evaluate potential competitive advantage and the cost-benefit of introduction. 
  • Manages external relationships with key technology providers. 
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements. 
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled. 
  • Identify and implement short- and long-term cost reduction and improvement initiatives through the adoption of Lean Manufacturing. 
  • Oversee and drive Validation Activities.
What your background should look like:

Qualifications

  • Level 8 Polymer degree, or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years experience in a high-volume Polymer production environment.

Key Requirements

  • Knowledge of Medical Device or similar quality and manufacturing systems would be very desirable.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead a focused production / technical problem-solving team.
  • Equipment knowledge and process experience of Balloon forming and/or polymer extrusion.
  • Working knowledge of Six-Sigma and/or Lean Engineering principles with a proven track record in the use and delivery of results. 
  • Knowledge of Mould Principles disciplines, tool design and polymer science.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills. 
  • Motivated to work on their own initiative. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to make and implement decisions. 
  • Well-developed understanding and with experience in performing manufacturing process validations (IQ/OQ/PQ).

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Competencies
Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Building Effective Teams
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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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