The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Medical Device - Moulding Engineer
Open to other industry experience

Your tasks

  • Primary responsibility to provide Polymer Processing, Tooling, and Engineering expertise for the range of VistaMed products and plastic raw materials.
  • Responsible for defining and implementing innovative engineering technologies, which will deliver highly efficient and cost-effective processes and equipment improvements.
  • Keeping up to date with new technological developments and to maintain and develop moulding standards
  • To provide technical support to Customer, Toolmakers & VistaMed R&D/NPI when spec’ing out Mould tools and Materials
  • To provide Production support and Maintenance Activities as required
  • Training and Mentoring of Technicians and Operators as required
  • Participation in on-going Process Improvement activities
  • Support the quotation team in relation to Mould tool and Mould Assembly activity
  • Maintain high standards of safety and housekeeping to ensure area, machines and equipment are maintained in a safe and clean condition.
  • Monitor production and adjust parameters within acceptable ranges to optimise quality and performance ensuring components are run as close to nominal as possible unless instructed otherwise.
  • Ensure that all activities carried out are compliant with company quality system requirements.
  • Plan and execute projects to ensure that project timelines, quality and cost targets are met.
  • Engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of Corrective/Preventative actions to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues.
  • Liaise closely with Operations team to ensure Manufacturing and R&D/NPI activities are scheduled and completed to the required standard
  • Develop Moulding process, either on own or with Process Engineers for new products using our Scientific Injection Moulding process development approach to optimize new raw materials, tooling, and technologies.
  • Flexibility to travel between Suppliers, Toolmakers, and customers.
  • Ensure that all production and processes are run as cost effectively as possible.
  • Minimise set up and cycle times.
  • Minimise waste of resins, defect components etc.
  • Minimise process variability and ensure that products are ran at nominal as far as practical unless otherwise instructed


Our expectations

Required Qualifications/Experience/Skills:

  • Third level engineering qualification (minimum Bachelor Degree) in Polymer, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering. Significant experience (15yr+) will be considered in lieu of minimum qualification.
  • Experienced in Injection Moulding, Mould Tooling, Materials, Ancillary equipment and repair and maintenance of all related equipment.
  • Experience and knowledge of medical device environment including Clean room manufacture, validations, process controls, etc would be of advantage

Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development, and manufacture of innovative medical device technologies.  We offer the following services to medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide - product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic moulding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer that medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centres in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Europe and Asia. 

VistaMed, a Freudenberg Medical Joint Venture Company are a leading provider of complex extrusions, finished catheters and devices to the minimally invasive medical device industry. We are a “one stop shop” solution for the Design, Manufacture, Assembly, Sterilisation and Distribution of Catheters. VistaMed’s Culture is positive and very team orientated. In our workplace environment, we are enthusiastic about helping others with our innovative medical devices. Our Company is very driven to be a leader in the Medical Device sector, and always eager to improve the quality of life in the patients in which we serve.

VistaMed is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. Our highly talented teams of committed employees enable us to be the best, remain leaders in our field, and deliver first-class service to our clients. We understand that our team drive the company and therefore we are committed to ensuring personal development, safety, happiness and prosperity for all our employees.

Location: Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland

We are currently hiring a Moulding Engineer:

  • Self-motivated, thrives in a fast-paced, team-driven, “lean” systems environment, where every day brings new projects and challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt in a challenging, fast paced environment.

It’s an exciting time to work in VistaMed. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards and outstanding people make Freudenberg Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus benefits. Learn more at or

Freudenberg Medical and VistaMed are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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Freudenberg Medical - VistaMed
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