• Manufacturing Engineering Manager

    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Limerick Ireland
    Cook Ireland
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Overview

    The primary function of this position is to manage a team of Engineers focused on supporting the design and manufacturing process of devices post release to market, for the purpose of maintaining device quality, compliance, securing regulatory approval, as well as reducing costs and increasing yields.



    Reporting to:               Senior Manager Post Market & Manufacturing Engineering


    • Identify cost reduction and yield/efficiency improvement opportunities (process design) and guide team in the successful implementation of same on existing devices.
    • Provide engineering input and support for the investigation and resolution of Non Conformances associated with devices post release to market.
    • Provide engineering input and support to those responsible for Vendor instigated changes.

    • Drive the Cook Medical compliance culture amongst Manufacturing Engineering team members and ensure that compliance requirements are always met.

    • Responsible for process engineering layout plans and implementation in relation to line extensions or redesign.

    • Responsible for Line support: production support and maintenance activities. Product transfers from Cook sister companies.

    • Equipment transfers from Cook sister companies \ new technology sourcing and introduction

    • Liaise with R&D and Process Development teams to ensure the effective transfer of new devices from Development to Sustaining cycles.

    • Provide guidance on designing and Developing Jigs and Fixtures for Manufacturing and Product Development.

    • Oversee equipment design and the application of machine controls to production equipment.

    • Ensure the calibration of equipment, calibration documentation and calibration database is maintained to a high standard as required by Cook Quality Management System.

    • Manage all occurrence of out of Calibration equipment.

    • Maintenance of those elements of the Risk management file for existing devices, for which engineering is responsible, including for example dFMEA, pFMEA, Risk Benefit Analysis.

    • Support the post market surveillance of devices in terms of complaint investigation and risk analysis.

    • Team Management:
      • Mentoring, coaching and development of direct reports to attain best performance.
      • Perform routine appraisals to deliver best results and to obtain the maximum team performance.
      • Manage the activities of the Sustaining Engineering team and hold regular team meetings.
      • Ensure KPI’s and business metrics are achieved.
      • Ensure the Sustaining Engineering team are in compliance with Cook’s Quality System requirements and Company HR policies.
    • Liaise with other Cook manufacturing facilities.
    • Work closely to build effective relationships with Production, Quality and Regulatory teams.
    • Benchmark systems and processes against best industry practice and modify and develop accordingly to further improve operations efficiencies.
    • Responsible for operating general internal quality systems and documentation.
    • Act as a Designee for the Senior Engineering Manager or Team Lead Engineer for change control review as per Quality System Procedures.
    • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.


    • Formal production/engineering qualification and relevant experience in both manufacturing engineering and/or device development.
    • Strong proven people management skills – a minimum of 5 years previous experience in a supervisory position leading and motivating a group of talented engineering staff.

    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate across all levels of the organisation.

    • Strong knowledge of medical device quality standards ISO13485/FDA practices and GMP or similar regulated industry standards.

    • Proven problem solving skills.

    • Good computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft® Office.

    • Excellent organisational and team building skills.

    • High self-motivation.

    • Willingness and availability to travel on company business.


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