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

 

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Description:

In the role of Senior Manufacturing Engineer you will be expected to provide effective leadership to a team of Manufacturing/Process engineers and Technicians within a defined unit of  GMIL. You will be expected to take ownership and deliver results by focusing on Process, Control/Stabilization, New Product Introductions/Transfers, and Process Improvement/Development and space utilisation. A key requirement of the role is the ability to have problems ( relating to manufacturing processes ) resolved satisfactorily/timely using best practice. In this role you will report to the lead manufacturing engineer.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • To provide effective leadership to an engineering team and to deliver high impact technical support to manufacturing operations.
  • To lead the maintenance/development of existing manufacturing processes to deliver efficiency, yield, space utilisation and unit cost improvement.
  • To identify and develop kaizen initiatives to address Service, Delivery, Quality, space utilisation and Cost using Lean / 6 sigma methodologies .
  • To identify and put in place effective technical / system solutions to manufacturing / process problems.
  • To ensure that all process characterization and process validation activities are performed to the highest standards in line with best practice.
  • To support the development of new processes in conjunction with Manufacturing/R&D Engineering.
  • To support the closure of NCR’s and CAPA’s through precise documentation of root cause; corrective action;. Preventative action and conclusion.
  • To provide oversight of NCR’s CAN’s and CAPA’s generated by the Engineering/Technicians.
  • To liaise with the Automation group in order to help drive improvements in the current manufacturing process, through better process control & hardware.
  • To lead/support improvement projects through effective project management.
  • To manage the transfer of New Products to GMIL manufacturing facility, giving due consideration to project timeline, equipment requirements, operator training requirements and process stability.
  • Oversee and drive Validation Activities within CER 3 and related subassembly processes

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (HETAC level 8)
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience  in successfully managing projects and leading teams in a manufacturing environment.
  • Expert knowledge of six sigma and/or lean engineering principles with a proven track record in the use of these tools and delivery of results.
  • Demonstrated experience of delivery of either new product introduction project or similar complex project
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • Strong People Management experience is essential
  • Project Management experience is essential
  • Track record of identifying, owning and delivering kaizen improvement activities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving / decision making skills.   

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Automation Technician

Description:

Reporting to GMIL Technologies Department , the Automation Technician must have strong electrical and mechanical skills.They will be responsible for completing electrical and mechanical assembly work on in-house custom made machines as well as upgrades and retrofits of existing equipment. They will also be responsible for maintaining and/or repairing manufacturing equipment at GMIL.

Role & Responsibilities:

To analyse process capability and develop/ implement effective controls around processes.

  • Complete electrical wiring of electrical/control systems on equipment in accordance with design schematics
  • Complete assembly of mechanical systems including pneumatics in accordance with design schematics
  • Complete machine setup and functional checks
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance, completing all associated paperwork and records to ensure high levels of up-time
  • Follow systematic root cause problem solving and troubleshooting to resolve equipment issues
  • Implement corrective measures to machine issues and propose preventative measures to prevent re-occurrence
  • Assist with the commissioning of new equipment / projects
  • Order and maintain appropriate stock of spare parts
  • Complete assigned continuous improvement projects and train others as required
  • Flexibility to travel to support new equipment
  • Ability to explain an issue and communicate the path forward toward resolution
  • Ability to work as part of a core team
  • Actively promote and participate in a cross-functional teamwork environment
  • Equipment adjustment and technical/process resource for production and/or process development staff.
  • Fully comply with all elements of GMI environment Health & Safety Management System.
  • Adhoc duties as required.

Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will preferably have at least 2 years experience in an  Automation background or in Maintenance in and Industrial Environment or similar technical discipline.
  • Level 6 qualification in electrical engineering, mechanical, controls and automation, electronics or mechatronics engineering
  • Experience in electrical panel wiring is desirable
  • Experience in interpreting technical drawings is essential
  • Experience in mechanical / high volume automation / robotics desirable
  • Qualified trades personnel with industrial experience will also be considered
  • Experience in a medical device manufacturing environment desirable
  • Experience in Pneumatics, Electronics, Programmable controllers, Vision Systems and Workshop machining desirable.
  • Strong mechanical problem solving skills essential.

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Production Line Leader:

Description:

To provide front line leadership and technical assistance to the production team in Goodman Medical Ireland (GMI) to achieve sustainable manufacturing performance and operating standards.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • To provide first level leadership of Versatile Operators in the manufacture and assembly of medical devices.
  • To schedule work for individual work stations and processes in line with the GMI manufacturing schedule
  • To take a hands on role where necessary to ensure the timely completion of customer orders through the manufacturing process
  • 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 co-ordinate effective training of Versatile Operators through close collaboration with Trainer and Production Team Leader , and to maximise the operational skill-base
  • To continuously monitor the performance of Versatile Operators to ensure compliance to all relevant policies and procedures (ref QA/Regulatory; Manufacturing; HR and EH&S)
  • To ensure effective implementation of corrective actions as part of the NCR/CAPA system
  • To organise additional working arrangements where necessary in conjunction with the Production Team Leader
  • To communicate effectively with all Production Team and across all functions, to maintain a positive, progressive team-based manufacturing environment
  • To monitor the flow of materials and product from work station to work station, while ensuring that all documentation ( day sheet; Lot History Record, TA etc ) has been completed, and fully reconciled
  • To actively partake in the problem solving process and demonstrate an appropriate level of technical proficiency.
  •  To take leadership and where necessary, a participative role, in project teams to drive improvements.
  • To assist with line support, lot prepping, material and product testing, product building and all the cross departmental functions to ensure that the business needs are met in a timely manner
  • To deputise for Production Team Leader when required

Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Supervisory management/Production Engineering, or equivalent essential
  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant manufacturing experience in medical device sector
  • Excellent communications skills and proven ability to liaise well with other departments.
  • The successful candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude with a willingness to learn.

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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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Manufacturing Engineer

Description:

To maximize the performance (quality, output, volume, & cost) of balloon forming within GMIL, by providing high impact technical support in balloon processing area with special emphasis on tubing control and design. Co-ordinating and leading projects to improve repeatability and robustness of balloon forming processes against challenging timelines.  

Role & Responsibilities: 

  • To implement appropriate controls and approaches  to ensure first pass success during initial tubing qualifications and subsequent commercial builds. 
  • To apply a scientific approach to problem solving, combining analytical and experimental skills to optimise balloon forming performance. 
  • 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 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 help support the development of in-house Subject Matter Experts (SME) across the range of core technologies

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a responsible Manufacturing Engineering/ Process Development role, with a minimum of 3 years experience in balloon forming in a Medical Device/Healthcare Environment.
  • Experience designing and creating specifications for balloon tubing
  • Extrusion experience is a distinct advantage
  • Degree in Polymer Science/Material Science/Manufacturing Engineering  or equivalent

 

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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