Job Description

Senior Engineer - Design for Six Sigma

Ref No: AM17526

Co. Dublin, Ireland

Competitive salary

Senior Engineer - Design for Six Sigma.

Job Summary:
As a Core Team Operations Representative (CTOR) your main objective will be to work within the product development teams throughout the product development process while ensuring operations needs and requirements are built into new products and any future product changes. This position will support the deployment of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) processes utilising DFSS tools and methodologies. 

Core duties and responsibilities:
• Support the deployment of Design for Sig Sigma (DFSS). This will include training content, delivery of training, mentoring and coaching for all levels of the organization.
• Utilizing DFSS tools and methodologies, ensure operations needs and requirements are built into new products and future product changes.
• Coach and mentor individual candidates or teams of employees on proper DFSS method & tool selection and application on existing projects.
• Lead the Operations/Engineering Playbook. 
• Drive the PDP activity: The Playbook itself, DFSS tools and methodologies and PDP metrics.
• Ensure product development PDP metrics are tied to predictive metrics
• Support selection of Production Technologies and Processes.
• Support / lead other areas as requested.
• Lead and/or attend Cross-Functional Team (CFT) Product Design meetings and link new product activity between various global engineering groups as required.
• Lead Tolerance Analysis, pFMEAs and dFMEAs for new and existing products and recommend changes to designs if required to improve reliability of products.
• Implement, interpret, correlate and communicate statistical studies performed on manufacturing processes / designs and review engineering experiments (DOEs) utilizing the results to make decisions affecting product direction.
• Design for Cost – Lead COG's analysis with required functions.
• Lead tasks within the PDP (Product Development Process); following company's standards for Project Governance Management and Quality Systems requirements.
• Provide updates in the operations Project Management Office as required/requested.
• Provide product support to existing facilities production line for continuous improvement and best practice alignment.
• Drive change within the organisation focussing on the manufacturability of new products

Interested applicants should have:
• Bachelor's in Engineering or Quality Field
Minimum of 5 years' experience required in a similar role
• Must have experience in product development from concept to launch.
• Training and application in applied statistics; ability to teach and explain practical use of statistical methods in a product development context (Taguchi, DOE, ANOVA, Sample Size Selection, Monte Carlo Simulations, MSA, etc.,).
• Must have significant experience in DFSS tools and methodologies e.g. DFMA, DFR, Monte Carlo Simulation (Predictive Engineering tools), Triz, QFD, pFMEA, dFMEA, Tolerance Analysis, FTA, Critical Parameter Management, Universal Modelling Language (UML), DOE, Response Surface Methodology (RSM), Robust Design, Process Capability Analysis, Accelerated Life Testing (ALT)
• Ideally a good knowledge of parts manufacturing processes i.e. Injection moulding tool design, injection moulding (standard process and multi component) processing, ancillary equipment, robots and automation systems.
• Familiarity with FDA requirements for a Corrective and Preventive Action Process.
• Knowledge of US and international medical device quality system regulations and standards (21 CFR820, ISO 13485).

Travel Requirements:
• Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time to domestic and international facilities.

This is a permanent role based in Dublin but the successful candidate can be based anywhere in Ireland or Europe.


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