Component Engineer

Harry Walsh Associates Ltd.
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Component engineer will drive improvement and corrective action in the quality of components sourced from outside suppliers for a leading medical device company . Provides technical support in the selection of suppliers. Develops acceptance criteria for materials.  Monitors supplier performance to drive supplier corrective action, manufacturing yield issues and field failures.  Project focus, specifically on cost and risk reductions.

Major Responsibilities

• Establishes incoming inspection and test procedures and provides technical support to manufacturing to resolve material or supplier related issues. Develops new supply sources with purchasing team and qualifies components to specified parameters.

• Assess potential new suppliers for technical and manufacturing capabilities. Provides technical support for the introduction of components from a new supplier.

• Manages projects to reduce material costs or reduce material supply risks. Works with Receiving Inspection group to improve inspection processes where applicable.

• Leads on Process Improvement teams relating to component usage or design.

• Reviews material specification releases and revisions as required. Investigates field failures related to supplier materials. Develops corrective action plan where necessary.

• Will manage/participate in teams to conduct business risk assessments and develop action plans to reduce or eliminate risks.

Experience : 

National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline and 2+ years of related Engineering/ Quality work experience in a Medical device  industry.