Principal Process Engineer with excellent process development knowledge required by market-leading Medical Device multinational based in Galway, to lead a team of process development experts to develop world-class manufacturing processes. Experience with Metal Plating / Metal Coating / Metal Finishing is required. 


  • Identify and implement world-class process technology, specifically cleaning and passivation technology
  • Design, develop and build oversight of world-class cleaning, passivation and electropolishing equipment
  • Sets an example by applying best practice structured problem-solving, Lean principals, and best practice process development
  • Use Six-Sigma tools such as DOE’s, response surface and optimal designs to develop robust processes and tolerance critical process inputs
  • Transfer of process technology to New Product Development teams and/or Sustaining Engineering
  • Contribute to product and process technology roadmap
  • Assess the suitability of the existing cleaning & passivation cell and the new cleaning & passivation cell for use with new projects and products
  • Establish a position as onsite Subject Matter Expert (SME) for metal finishing and ensure process improvements are designed to enhance existing manufacturing capability
  • Lead initiatives to reduce waste and move towards green technology
  • Assess the safety of all chemical raw materials, equipment and processes on-site
  • Ensure new equipment meets or exceeds site safety standards


  • Level 8 Engineering, Chemistry, Sciences or equivalent qualification
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a Process Development Engineering function
  • Excellent “hands-on” process development technical abilities
  • Experience with metal plating, metal coating and metal finishing
  • Experience with chemical processes is advantageous
  • Six-Sigma and or equivalent process development applied knowledge

Please contact Emer Smith to discuss in confidence

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