Operations Engineering Manager

Location Boyle
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Laura Reid

Contact email: laura@macrorecruitment.ie
Job ref: 32113
Published: 5 months ago

Job Specification



Job Title:Operations Engineering Manager


Location: Boyle, Co. Roscommon



Our client designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Their pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry.  This medical device company works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond. 


On behalf of this client, we are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Operations Engineering Manager to lead their maintenance and manufacturing engineering teams in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.


Job Summary

The Operations Engineering Manager has responsibility for the management of the maintenance and manufacturing engineering teams. He/She will have responsibility for delivering on key performance metrics, introduction of new technologies and improvement to existing processes to meet the company strategic objectives.  He/She will provide support to the sales production, quality and technical functions.


Principal Duties and responsibilities:

  • Effectively and efficiently execute the plant and facilities maintenance  requirements.

  • Understand current processes and technology, taking a hands-on approach to understanding how these can be improved to deliver production, technical, financial and quality requirements across all production departments.

  • Develop resources to project manage the introduction of new technology to meet business objectives.

  • Champion structured approach to problem solving using lean tools and 6 sigma principals within the organisation.

  •  facilitating investigation, trouble shooting and reporting on process/technology failures.  

  • Build motivated, competent and results focused engineering and maintenance teams, developing a culture of continuous improvement within the department, fostering cross-functional relationships

  • Work with equipment vendors to mutually understand their and our technical process challenges, to improve capability and eliminate cost

  • Achieve key project deliverables (Cpk, cycle times, lead-time, GM%, OEE etc.) on time and within budget

  • Challenge the ‘status quo’ from an engineering and maintenance perspective

  • Play an active part in the quality management review process.

  • Ensure that manufacturing equipment and processes are validated, maintained, calibrated and documented in accordance with the quality system.

  • Develop key performance metrics for the department


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A primary degree in engineering or a trade qualification. 

  • He/she should have a minimum of 5 years medical device/pharmaceutical and/or diagnostics manufacturing experience including at least 3 years in an engineering department.

  • Experience of operating in a medical device environment (ref ISO 13485 or FDA) would be a very distinct advantage for this role.

  • He/she should have a minimum of 3 years People Management, preferably with six sigma process experience of fostering a culture of pro-activity and problem resolution.

  • Experience in developing and motivating team members to excel.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Energetic and driven self-starter, with good communication and influencing skills and the ability to effectively and simultaneously manage a wide range of diverse activities.

  • Must be commercial, understanding the revenue generating aspects of small business and the cost implications of providing engineering solutions, in a timely manner.

  • Have an ability to work hands-on, with a solid engineering background, engaging with direct reports, cross-functional groups, and equipment vendors to resolve technical issues

  • Practical level-headed individual, who is prepared to actively participate as a member of the management team.

  • Project manager, setting realistic objectives and delivering