Balloon Catheter Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Galway, Republic of Ireland Salary: Heallthcare, Pension, Annual Bonus
Sector: Medical Devices Type: Permanent

Key Responsibilities:

  • Become the technical expert for all balloon forming/catheter assembly processes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of lean manufacturing processes.
  • Planning, budgeting and leading of continuous improvement and /or new product/process-based projects.
  • Continually assess and review day to day manufacturing issues / practises, and strive for improvement by analysing, developing and implementing solutions that follow Merit Medical, FDA and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct Validations on equipment, processes and products in line with regulatory standards.
  • Manage equipment, tooling, maintenance and calibration requirements.
  • Capable of working independently and leading project teams or working as part of an overall project team on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions.
  • Capable of planning, organising and providing direction to other team members including engineers, technicians and production personnel, as required.
  • Provide input and direction to management on various technical issues.
  • Generates ECO's (Engineering Change Orders), protocols, reports and prototypes under broad direction.
  • Using AutoCAD, Solid Works or similar design package, create technical specifications as required.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as required


  • Bachelor's degree or Masters in an Engineering discipline e.g. Mechatronics, Mechanical, Biomedical or equivalent, with at least 2 years previous related experience in a Medical device or similar industry.
  • Good working knowledge of catheter manufacturing processes required.
  • Experience dealing with, and managing Cross functional teams including Marketing, Production, Clinical and Regulatory personnel, to develop and implement solutions over a wide and varied scope.
  • Strong interpersonal and organisation skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Demonstrated analytical problem-solving abilities.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including MS Project, Excel, Word etc. or similar.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Medical Device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives.
  • Demonstrated experience of applying Lean tools / Six Sigma techniques to improve business processes & performance with good working knowledge of applying 5S and TPM programs. Green Belt or Black Belt certification an advantage.

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