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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

NPI Engineer

Responsibilities arrow_right

  • This involves but is not limited to:
  • Leading Projects and Project teams to ensure Project Goals are met especially on time delivery, quality requirements and cost targets are achieved.
  • Planning, implementing and co-ordination of New Product Introductions to include: product design, product specifications, process validations identification of training needs, process & equipment lay-out, production procedures, material specifications, material & packaging procurement in accordance with VistaMed Procedures and Regulatory standards.
  • 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.
  • Sourcing and implementing tooling, equipment and technologies, as required to implement the manufacture of new and existing production. Co-ordinating the supply of extrusions, if required, with the Extrusion department including agreeing specifications of tubing, resins and quality requirements.
  • Ensuring effective and comprehensive customer communication throughout the duration of the project.
  • Planning and co-ordination to ensure that the necessary testing, evaluation & control of equipment measures are in place to monitor & support product quality in accordance with VistaMed Procedures and Regulatory standards.
  • Planning and co-ordinating New Product Design to include Design Inputs, Design Outputs, Design Verification and Design Validation including, where necessary, Clinical trials, Technical Files, Technical Reports and Design history Files in accordance with VistaMed procedures and Regulatory Standards.
  • Development of Manufacturing Process in conjunction with New Product Introduction Team including, as required, training of technicians, process operators and other staff.
  • Planning and implementing manufacturing cell lay-outs, workstation design and material handling to ensure efficient manufacturing to meet product cost targets, efficiency targets and quality targets.
  • Leading Project management teams to ensure on-time task completion, effective teamwork, good motivation and effective communication.
  • Especially in the area of New Products but also existing products, participation in areas such as Customer Complaints, CAPA’s, etc., either as responsible for timely closure or providing technical support.
  • Completing any tasks within the project scope including validations, testing, product design and so forth.
  • Supporting the business acquisition process by way of completing quotations for piece part prices, equipment and other project costs. Providing technical support and customer communication as required.
  • Completing other tasks as assigned.
  • Management of PAO/Trainer/Technician/Associate/NPI Engineers, as applicable (Senior NPI Engineer).
  • 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 engineering qualification in Polymer, Biomedical, Mechanical, Design; Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a Science / Technology / Engineering related discipline (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automation or equivalent)
  • Ideally 2-3 years experience in new product introduction, manufacturing, quality or process engineering, preferably in catheter manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • Experience in Project Management regarding new product introduction, preferably in a Medical Device environment.
  • Preferably highly competent in manufacturing processes used for manufacturing catheters etc, including extrusion, moulding, balloon forming, braiding, packaging and other assembly techniques.

Your Benefitsarrow_right

Gym

Gym

Gym
Gym: Stay fit with easy access to an on-site center
Company pension

Company pension

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

Health insurance

Health insurance
Health insurance: Insurance: backstop protection against health risks
Performance-related bonus

Performance-related bonus

Performance-related bonus
Performance-related bonus: When you have an impact, you can reap the rewards
Education reimbursement

Education reimbursement

Education reimbursement
Education reimbursement: Financial aid to help propel your career to the next level

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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