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 - Senior R&D Engineer
Proven Development Engineer with knowledge of medical device products and associated manufacturing processes, in particular with extrusion-based catheter assemblies

Your tasks

Business Acquisition

  • Generation of product & tooling drawings to support Quotations, Prototyping and Process Development.
  • Product and process concept generation, presentation, prototyping and development.
  • Providing technical support 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 to ensure 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, Log books, 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 handled through the official change control (ECR/ECO) procedures.
  • Constantly review 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.
  • Provide effective internal and external reporting. Ensure Tax credit data and reports are maintained and compiled ongoing and are available at the end of each year.
  • Ensure the R&D centre is fully equipped and maintained in excellent order. Motivate the development team and ensure effective use of resources.
  • Train and develop associate 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 newly developed products/processes, resource balancing and major priorities. Participate in CAPA, Audit, Validation, MRB/NCMR activities if required.

Our expectations

Required Qualifications

  • Third level qualification in Engineering or Science, preferably in Mechanical or Biomedical, Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (Level 8) in a Science / Technology / Engineering related discipline (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automation or equivalent).
  • Minimum 6 years experience in a Medical Devices environment with knowledge of medical device products and associated manufacturing processes, in particular with extrusion-based catheter assemblies.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Design capability with CAD systems (Solid Edge).

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 Senior R & D 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 www.vistamed.net or www.freudenbergmedical.com

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

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Freudenberg Medical - VistaMed
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