Job Description

Contact: Bimi Felix
Telephone: 086 8395533

R&D Senior Product development Engineer

Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit a Senior Product development Engineer for their site.

Job Description
This job description sets out to define the job role of a Senior Product Development Engineer but it is not wholly inclusive. The role should be carried out with consideration of the following
  • Based in Galway
  • Reporting to the Product Development Lead
  • Responsible for supporting the wider business as needed.
  • Lead & develop product development for customer projects (which may include multiple simultaneous projects) to ensure that customer requirements are defined, translated into product development specifications and ultimately delivered.
  • Work closely with design and process development engineers to deliver user focused designs that are designed for manufacture when transferred to production.
  • Lead and support the following product development activities:
  • Concept development, Feasibility, Design Verification & Validation execution stages of new products or product enhancements
  • Risk assessment, Risk Management as per ISO14971
  • Prototyping and testing concept designs and initial engineering builds
  • CAD development & tolerance stack up analysis - SolidWorks 3D CAD proficient in complex assemblies, surface modelling - 2d drawings
  • Pilot production trials to assess concept feasibility & troubleshoot design risk.
  • Development of Product Specification & Test Method Development and documentation of such in Product Input w/Output format.
  • Design verification, including development of test protocols & conducting of testing as per ISO10555 & ISO13485
  • Work with Design team to define & complete Product validation and usability testing
  • Work with Quality team to complete Design Stage Gate reviews
  • Work with Process Development team and Production teams to complete transfer to production and pre-production planning.
  • Work with the PMO to define, plan, track and report on Product Development projects; this should include use of Work Breakdown Structures, Project Plans, Costing etc.
  • Lead development of project proposals outlining cost, schedule, risk etc. & liaise with customers to present and review proposals to secure project sale.
  • Work with Customer complaints & Quality team to evaluate product non-conformances to assist in root cause analysis and recommend design modifications if appropriate.

Education & Experience Required:
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in product development for medical devices, ideally in highly regulated Class III devices
  • Demonstrated understanding of various types of manufacturing, mechanisms, materials, tolerance-analysis and design-for-manufacturing is required.
  • Highly experienced in product specification design; translation of design inputs to engineering outputs, tolerance stack up analysis, as well as product testing; limit challenge testing, test method development, test method validation etc.
  • Experience of working under medical device design controls, with proven knowledge of design verification/validation and design/process FMEAs is required. Experience of medical device regulations including GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), QSR (Quality Systems Regulations) and ISO quality requirements is required.
  • Experienced in Risk Management for medical devices and associated documentation processes.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making and root cause analysis skills are required.
  • Experience designing for manufacturability, and experience with supplier management;
  • Highly experienced in project management, from conception to delivery; strong initiative and follow through in executing project responsibilities, overcoming obstacles and balancing multiple priorities effectively through strong technical and/or project leadership experience is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to effectively communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to all levels of the organisation is required.
  • Experience in team management and a demonstrated track-record of being part of successful cross-functional product development teams is required.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD (e.g. Solidworks) and MS Office Suite is required

For further information on this Senior Product development Engineer role in Galway please contact Bimi on 086 8
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