We are Hiring

Goodman Medical Ireland Limited (GMIL) is a progressive and dynamic manufacturer of medical devices, mainly concerned with the development and manufacture of cardiovascular devices and implants. GMIL has been operating successfully since 2004 and we have built our success on the belief that finding, employing and continually developing the right people is one of the keys to building a safe and effective medical devices.  

 We are currently recruiting for the following full time positions

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Process Technician:

Description:

 As Process Technician you will provide maximum support to manufacturing, by trouble-shooting processes effectively; by developing appropriate solutions, and by implementing process improvements. Working as part of the operations team, your key responsibility is to optimise process capability and support sustainable manufacturing performance

Role & Responsibilities:

  • To analyse process capability and develop/ implement effective controls around processes
  • To complete hourly line walks to support work station quality (yield and defect analysis) and throughput rates (hourly throughput against standard). 
  • Make interventions where necessary to improve performance
  • To carry out process development work on new/existing hardware
  • To complete daily checks on all equipment and record on machine check sheet provided.
  • To summarise, analyse and draw conclusions from test results leading to effective technical resolutions.
  • To present and report data in a structured and competent manner (i.e. analysis and presentation of yield/defect data daily, weekly and quarterly via report, to compile Engineering reports to support process validation activities.
  • To support processes by trouble shooting  product defects, process issues, identifying equipment functions and faults equipment adjustment and technical/process resource for set-up technicians and PBs, and project and production staff.
  • To support and execute product, process and equipment analysis and improvement projects as requested.
  • To Log and report downtime and any quality issues. 
  • To resolve yield issues and identify high loss rejects 
  • To attend weekly production meetings to report/highlight downtime & yield issues. 
  • To conduct cleaning duties on production equipment to help reduce & prevent rejects
  • Work as member of a core team to help resolve open issues drive process improvements in design, layout and operational performance.
  • To demonstrate good working knowledge and application of validation techniques and associated regulatory requirements
  • To actively promote and participates in a cross-functional teamwork environment
  • Trouble shoot and repair equipment and process problems 
  • Minimise costs through efficient use of equipment and processes 
  • To train Trainers & Production Leads on process changes/enhancements

Requirements:

  • Requires a Certificate /Diploma in Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a medical manufacturing environment in Lean/Six Sigma
  • Good computer skills.
  • Experience of process improvement development a distinct advantage
  • Have good Quality Awareness
  • Problem solving skills a distinct advantage.
  • Good communication skills as well as ability to work in a team  culture are required.
  • Motivated to work on own initiative.

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Production Team Leader:

Description:

The Production Team Leader’s role is to deliver the right production volume output, to the right quality standards, in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • To provide effective leadership of Line Leads; Trainers, and Versatile Operators in the manufacture and assembly of Medical Devices in GMIL
  • Ability to work in sync with all stakeholders including (Operators, Line Leaders, Senior Team Leader, Trainers, Technicians & Engineers) so as to maximise output, whilst also engaging and motivating the production team
  • To schedule work for individual work stations and processes in line with the GMI manufacturing schedule
  • To provide effective supervision of people which includes headcount planning; recruitment and selection & training and development, timekeeping and attendance, resolution of issues, and timely completion of annual performance appraisals.
  • To have a strong technical knowledge of medical device manufacturing technologies and processes
  • To monitor and maintain production KPI’s showing actual line performance against standard, for work station throughput; yield, and schedule adherence.
  •  To account for variances through accurate reporting of downtime and defect analysis
  • To organize production teams effectively in providing appropriate capacity to meet Business demands from  a commercial and non commercial standpoint ( new process transfers; process development/validations)
  • To monitor and co-ordinate training and development to have in place a competent and versatile workforce
  • To ensure effective completion of corrective actions as part of the NCR/CAPA system
  • To drive continuous improvement projects which will have a positive impact (cost reduction) on GMI operations
  • To take a proactive role in the implementation of Lean manufacturing systems and the application of six sigma problem solving methodology
  • To maintain systems accuracy through compliance with GMP procedures and practices
  • To maintain compliance with GMI Environment, Health & Safety management system

Requirements:

  • Supervisory management and relevant Engineering qualification essential
  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant manufacturing experience
  • Excellent communications skills and proven ability to liaise well with other departments
  • The successful candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude, with a proven track record in team leadership.

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Design Automation Engineer

Description: To design and fabricate automation technologies (custom machines, upgrades/retrofits and robotics conveyor systems and automation lines) to factory approved standards within Goodman Medical Ireland. To work as part of the project team from design concept to implementation of custom built solutions.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • To evaluate process related problems and develop a precise design statement/brief
  • To develop concept designs with estimate of costs as part of the capital requisition process
  • To present design concepts for formal review
  • Develop scope of solution and review of costs
  • To complete 3D modelling of machine design specifying Actuators / Hardware / Control systems
  • Finalise capital spend and prepare capital requisition documentation
  • To present all aspects of design as part of formal machine design review process
  • Complete capital requisition
  • To procure quality components at appropriate cost and complete/oversee fabrication/wiring for machine build
  • To complete/oversee PLC programming / HMI programming and functional testing
  • To ensure all new machine builds are fully calibrated (i.e. temperature controllers / pressure gauges / force sensors etc.)
  • To perform detailed process review, establishing process development criteria & operating ranges for the machines
  • To complete detailed technical reports and approval documentation for release of new technologies to manufacturing.
  • To fully comply with all aspects of the GMIL Health & Safety Management System

 

Requirements:

  • Level 8 Engineering degree with 3+ years experience or Level 7 Degree with 5+ years experience in Automation Engineering
  • Extensive experience in designing fabricating and commissioning new machine technologies
  • Experience and proficiency in PLC programming is desirable and a distinct advantage
  • Experience with vision systems, robotics, data handling and SolidWorks 3D Modelling will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong communications skills, ability to demonstrate creativity and innovativeness
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Self motivated self starter, can be left to work on own projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player abilities
  • Strong attention to detail and technical report writing skills.

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Document Controller

Description: The Document Controller will be reporting directly to the QA/RA Manager and will be the main point of contact for all Document Control within GMIL. The Document Controller will be working in a fast paced environment, working alongside multiple departments in communicating necessary changes, updates and processes etc.

Role & Responsibilities: 

  • Day to day running of the Goodman Medical Ireland Document Control System
  • Raising and processing, Change Approval Documentation
  • Circulation and control of approved records, review, rewriting and updating of documents
  • Filing and archiving of all documents
  • Environmental monitoring of the clean room
  • Review of LHR, LRT and other manufacturing / QA records
  • Updating and control of supplier records
  • Compliance to all Quality System and current GMP procedures and practices
  • Any other duties within the QA/RA department as defined by the QA/RA Manager
  • Conduct internal Quality Audits & support on site third party Quality Audits

Requirements:

  • Appropriate Quality qualification or relevant Document Control experience
  • Previous experience within the medical device industry in Quality / Engineering or related Discipline would be beneficial as would demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Good communication (both verbal and written) & interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised, methodical and systematic approach to work
  • High level of attention to detail required
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

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Manufacturing Engineer

Description:

To maximize the performance (quality; output volume, & cost) of manufacturing processes within GMIL, by providing high impact technical/operational support, and by developing processes to the highest possible standards. To co-ordinate and complete complex projects supporting the implementation of LEAN Manufacturing successfully against challenging timelines.  

Role & Responsibilities: 

  • To implement appropriate process controls on to GMIL manufacturing processes for robust and repeatable commercial product manufacturing.
  • To maximise manufacturing process performance through effective implementation of LEAN SIGMA methodology.
  • To apply a scientific approach to problem solving, combining analytical and experimental skills to maximise overall equipment effectiveness and efficiency.
  • To ensure that all Engineering work and designs are carried out to appropriate GMP, QA/Regulatory Authority standards and Environmental Health and Safety standards.
  • To lead the conversion of manufacturing processes from batch manufacturing to single piece continuous flow manufacturing.
  • To support the development of new processes in conjunction with Process/Manufacturing/R&D Engineering ensuring that new processes are stable and capable.
  • To provide adequate technical support to new product introductions and change controls are effectively managed.
  • To ensure that non conforming products and processes are evaluated and corrected on assigned projects in accordance with process controls and procedures.
  • To successfully complete validations and process improvements using statistical tools and six sigma techniques.
  • To support the development of in-house Subject Matter Experts (SME) across the range of core technologies

Requirements:

  • Catheter manufacturing experience would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a responsible Manufacturing Engineering/ Process Development role within the Medical Device/Healthcare.
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt will have a significant advantage.
  • Proven Implementation of Lean Manufacturing experience essential.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering /Manufacturing Engineering 

 

To submit CV: Simply complete the form below and attach your CV and cover letter, or email our Human Resources Department at hr@goodmanmedical.ie

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