Polymer Process Engineer

Job Overview

Polymer Process Engineer

Sector - Injection Mould
Role Type: Permanent
Role Location: Westmeath/Longford

With over 45 years local experience and part of a global manufacturing operations, my client specialises in offering competitive and innovative contract GMP Clean room moulding and assembly solutions to the Global medical, pharmaceutical and consumer industry sectors. Owing to continued growth they now wish to expand their team and are looking to hire an additional process engineer from an injection moulding background. This is a contract role for six months but has a genuine view to permanency.

You will be assisting the Production department in improving the manufacturing of products and develop the most optimum moulding process, tooling and automation that meets or exceeds customer requirements on both new and existing tooling. This person will provide the company with the technical resources to ensure that current and future projects are run in accordance with customer specifications and in-house specifications and standards.

Essential Job Duties

  • Responsible for the introduction of all new products into the company and compiling standard specifications for each process and monitoring all existing production to standard specifications.
  • Ensures process optimization using statistical techniques. Responsible for NPI and equipment validation.
  • Establishes relationships with the customers and Equipment/ Raw Material suppliers in pursuit of continuous improvement and on-going business development.
  • Attends, schedules and facilitates internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Solves, in conjunction with the Quality department, customer related problems/issues as needed
  • Instructs others, formally or informally, regarding manufacturing related skills or knowledge and assist in the training of employees on new processes or systems introduced to the company.
  • Coordinate the development of documentation in the Production and Technical areas in line with ISO9001:2000 and ISO 13485 requirements.
  • Communicate on a regular basis (or as appropriate) with external suppliers of materials and equipment and provide regular feedback on any issues to the management team.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.


You will need to have a minimum of a National Diploma in Plastics Engineering (Preferably a Degree in Plastics Engineering) and at least 3-4 years experience in the injection molding industry. Preferably you will have worked in either the Medical, Packaging or technological industries coupled with a good knowledge of the principles of WCM, JIT, SMED, and Kaizen.

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