Moulding Engineer

Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Laura Reid

Contact email: laura@macrorecruitment.ie
Job ref: 32093
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: 14/10/2022

 

JOB SPECIFICATION

 

We are pleased to be recruiting for a Moulding Engineer.

Our client is a leading provider of complex extrusions, finished catheters and devices to the minimally invasive medical device industry. Specialising in providing design and manufacturing expertise for a wide variety of extrusion and catheter based medical devices.

The Company operates from three facilities with a team of over 400, operating in a combined workspace of over 150,000sqft.

 

Job Title/ Position:      Moulding Engineer

Location:         Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

 

Required Qualifications/Experience/Skills:

  • Third level engineering qualification (minimum Bachelor’s Degree) in Polymer, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering. Significant experience (15yr+) will be considered in lieu of minimum qualification

  • 2+ years’ experience in Injection Moulding, Mould Tooling, Materials, Ancillary equipment and repair and maintenance of all related equipment

  • Experience and knowledge of medical device environment including clean room manufacture, validations, process controls, etc would be of advantage

 

Duties/ Accountabilities:

This involves but is not limited to:

  • Primary responsibility to provide Polymer Processing, Tooling, and Engineering expertise for the range of client products and plastic raw materials.

  • Responsible for defining and implementing innovative engineering technologies, which will deliver highly efficient and cost-effective processes and equipment improvements.

  • Keeping up to date with new technological developments and to maintain and develop moulding standards

  • To provide technical support to Customer, Toolmakers & R&D/NPI when spec’ing out Mould tools and Materials

  • To provide Production support and Maintenance Activities as required

  • Training and Mentoring of Technicians and Operators as required

  • Participation in on-going Process Improvement activities

  • Support the quotation team in relation to Mould tool and Mould Assembly activity

  • Maintain high standards of safety and housekeeping to ensure area, machines and equipment are maintained in a safe and clean condition.

  • Monitor production and adjust parameters within acceptable ranges to optimise quality and performance ensuring components are run as close to nominal as possible unless instructed otherwise.

  • Ensure that all activities carried out are compliant with company quality system requirements.

  • Plan and execute projects to ensure that project timelines, quality and cost targets are met.

  • Engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of Corrective/Preventative actions to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues.

  • Liaise closely with Operations team to ensure Manufacturing and R&D/NPI activities are scheduled and completed to the required standard

  • Develop Moulding process, either on own or with Process Engineers for new products using our Scientific Injection Moulding process development approach to optimize new raw materials, tooling, and technologies.

  • Flexibility to travel between Suppliers, Toolmakers, and customers.

  • Ensure that all production and processes are run as cost effectively as possible.

  • Minimise set up and cycle times.

  • Minimise waste of resins, defect components etc.

  • Minimise process variability and ensure that products are ran at nominal as far as practical unless otherwise instructed

  • Adhere to Plant Safety requirements and Health & Safety requirements relating to your work, assuming responsibility for those aspects of the OH&S System over which you have control to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.

  • Be aware of the potential environmental impacts associated with your work and the implications of non-conformance.

  • Contribute to enhanced energy performance by conservation of energy where possible (Lighting, Equipment, Air Conditioning etc).

  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management systems through participation, providing feedback/ suggestions for improvement and by reporting accidents, dangerous occurrence, near miss/ illness, good catch and environmental incidents in a timely manner.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Flexible Working (4-day week)

  • Health Insurance

  • Pension Scheme

  • Onsite Gym