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Process Improvement Engineer


Elk Recruitment




My client is an established medical devices manufacturer, based in the west of Ireland and they are currently looking to recruit an experienced Process Improvement Engineer. You will be responsible for championing process improvement initiatives, in order to improve product and process quality, reduce down time and cost, and to strengthen problem solving and error proofing throughout the company. Your duties will include: Leading cross-functional teams to investigate and troubleshoot key areas of company concerns using a structured approach, such as Six-Sigma methodology. Defining and executing projects in a timely manner, controlling associated budgets. Achieve project goals as agreed with the management team. Together with the management team, target projects which will have the biggest impact in terms of improving key business metrics. Set up robust data collection systems that will support and drive projects and their continued monitoring after completion. Using best practices, identify areas of improvements in order to reduce variances in product, practice, and processes. Give guidance to cross functional Core Teams and Green Belt Engineers in relation to projects/tasks under their control. Through analysis of existing metrics and data, identify areas of potential concern before they arise and take action to prevent occurrence of the failure. Drive and create a culture of continuous improvement within all areas of the company. Up skill our current technical resources to manage and support improvement projects in all areas of the business. Draft and present project plans and reviews to the management team and other relevant stake holders. As a suitable applicant for this role, you will be Degree qualified in Engineering, Science or a related discipline, with a proven track record in the planning and execution of projects, successfully through to completion. You will have a strong working knowledge of the medical device sector and ISO 13485, particularly in the areas of Change Control and Validation. Lean/Six Sigma qualification (ideally working toward Black Belt accreditation) and experience in the plastics/polymer engineering sector would be very desirable for this role. Elk Recruitment is an award-winning niche recruitment firm with offices currently in Co. Carlow and London. Our core competency is the placement of permanent and contract Junior, Mid and Senior level professionals within the Fa├žade, Window, and Doors, Medical Device, Curtain Walling & Construction industry throughout Ireland and abroad. If the position above is of interest to you, or you would like to keep up to date with jobs within our specialised industries, send your CV Today! and feel free to register at This job originally appeared on

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388 days ago