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Job Description

A Supervisor for the Manufacturing Engineering Team is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. Working within the Core Engineering group and reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor must be motivated in delivering improvements, a desire for excellence and making a positive difference to be successful in such a role. You will have the ability to analyse data and complete root cause analysis as essential skills gained within the manufacturing environment. As a key member of the Core Operations Support team, and as needs arise, the successful candidate will be expected to input to the development of supports and systems outside of Core Engineering responsibilities and assist in development and implementation of systems for areas as diverse as training, planning, staff supervision, and business processes. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Health & Safety: Drive a Health & Safety culture, striving for zero accidents through focus on Health & Safety initiatives in line with the plant objectives.
  • People: Coach / mentor and develop Engineers and Technicians using development plans and performance management. Identification and development of talent for succession planning.

Quality: Drive Engineering solutions to ensure Right First-Time principles, driving yield improvements, complaint reductions and supporting the CAPA process.
  • Continuous Improvement: Work with key business stakeholders and Operations teams to build a continuous improvement environment that supports ongoing change and improvement initiatives, using Lean and Six-Sigma tools.
  • Service: Drive a culture of Exceptional Customer Experience (ECE) for both the internal and external customers, by ensuring that projects and commitments are continually being met or exceeded.
  • New Product Introduction: Support New Part Introduction in conjunction with the Prototyping / NPD group.
  • Assess process capabilities, prioritize process improvement opportunities, and innovate and implement process improvements across manufacturing processes.
  • CAPEX management for new and replacement equipment, including investigating in state-of-the-art process technologies and evaluating potential competitive advantage and the cost-benefit of introduction.
  • Lead and manage a high performing engineering team to deliver the defined business goals & objectives.
  • Maintain high quality/compliance standards in line with Medical Devices manufacturing requirements.
  • Manages external relationships with key technology providers.
  • Manage a variable workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Manage and assist in the creation and maintenance of up-to-date SOPs and documentation in area of responsibility and ensure deployment of all technical training within the Business Unit.


  • Level 8 Engineering Degree, or equivalent.
  • 5+ yrs. experience in a high-volume automated production environment.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead a focused production/technical problem-solving team.
  • Knowledge of Medical Device or similar quality and manufacturing systems would be very desirable.
  • Equipment knowledge and process experience for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of Six-Sigma and/or Lean Engineering principles with a proven track record in use and delivery of results.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written along with an ability to communicate ideas, concepts and projects clearly and positively.
  • Motivated to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to make and implement decisions.
  • Well-developed understanding and with experience in performing Medical Device manufacturing process validations (IQ/OQ/PQ).

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Engineering & Technical

Executive / Management

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900