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Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of nearly 9 billion euros.

At Freudenberg Medical, we make products that save and improve the lives of people every day, all around the world. We are a global provider for medical device design and manufacturing with 11 locations worldwide and more than 1,800 employees. Innovation is at the core of our company and we are proud of our industry-leading quality, lean manufacturing, and focus on innovation in products and processing technologies. Freudenberg Medical is an exciting place to work with lots of opportunity to learn, develop, and grow your career. Come join us and together we can make a difference in the future of healthcare.
location_on Carrick-on-Shannon (Co. Leitrim)
trip_origin VistaMed Ltd.
Medical Device

R&D Engineer

Responsibilities arrow_right

  • This involves but is not limited to:
  • Business Acquisition
  • Generation of product & tooling drawings to support Quotations, Prototyping and Process Development.
  • Product and process concept generation, presentation, prototyping and development.
  • Support on a technical level to the Sales and Marketing Team.
  • Creating assembly & project quotations and communicate effectively with customers.
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and be able to communicate clearly both written and oral.
  • Product and Process Development
  • Development of Products, Processes and Equipment, including product and material specifications, material sourcing, equipment and tooling specifications and sourcing, process development and testing, to develop new products for customers or the Company from concept to design freeze.
  • Project manage all developments to ensure that all commitments are achieved including functional prototypes, delivery dates, design iteration samples, test protocols and reports, project costs and other project deliverables are achieved.
  • Ensure full compliance with all Quality, Regulatory, Health and Safety and other relevant legislation. This will include the completion of Design History Files, Design Inputs, Outputs, Design Reviews, Logbooks, etc as necessary. Ensure full traceability of Design Development and control of changes.
  • Ensure full and effective transfer of new products after Design Freeze to manufacturing areas ensuring that the product and processes are fully developed to allow product/process validation to begin. Provide comprehensive training to production, quality and technical staff to ensure a smooth production start including validations and records. Note that this stage is to be handles through the official change control (ECR/ECO) procedures.
  • Constantly review the development processes to ensure they are effective and compliant with the goal to achieve the optimum development cycles at minimum cost. Ensure Lean GROWTTH principles are followed especially 3P, 5S, DMAIC and 6 sigma.
  • Train and develop junior engineers and other technical staff. Assign tasks and provide support and assistance to the development team.
  • Provide assistance and support to other departments including Production, Quality and Technical as required. This could include major issues with new products/processes developed, resource balancing and major priorities. Participate in CAPA, Audit, Validation, MRB/NCMR activities if required.
  • Management of PAO/Trainer/Technician/Associate/R&D Engineer, as applicable (Senior R&D Engineer)
  • Ensure the requirements of ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 are considered during design, development and new product introduction and integrated into production processes.
  • 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.

Qualificationsarrow_right

  • Third level Qualification in Engineering or Science, preferably in Mechanical or Biomedical; Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a Science / Technology / Engineering related discipline (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automation or equivalent)
  • Ideally design capability with CAD systems (Solid Edge)
  • Ideally 2-3 years previous experience in a Medical Devices environment with knowledge of medical device products and associated manufacturing processes, in particular with extrusion-based catheter assemblies.
  • Students (unqualified) will be assigned to a fully competent individual. Co-signing will be implemented by the student’s Manager.
  • An Associate position may exist where there is limited experience and will be assigned to an experienced Engineer.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Motivated and Self-starting
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing, fast paced environment.
  • High level computer skills including Microsoft Excel Powerpoint and Word.  Solid Edge and MS Project desirable.

Your Benefitsarrow_right

Gym

Gym

Gym
Gym: Stay fit with easy access to an on-site center
Health insurance

Health insurance

Health insurance
Health insurance: Insurance: backstop protection against health risks
Education reimbursement

Education reimbursement

Education reimbursement
Education reimbursement: Financial aid to help propel your career to the next level
Performance-related bonus

Performance-related bonus

Performance-related bonus
Performance-related bonus: When you have an impact, you can reap the rewards
Company pension

Company pension

Company pension
Company pension: Save for retirement with the company's help

Disclaimerarrow_right

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Additional Informationarrow_right

RecruiterEithne Ní Bhrádaigh
HR Director

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