Balloons Principal Engineer

£44097.80 - £51447.43 per annum + benefits
22 Mar 2013
19 Apr 2013
Adele Moran
Contract Type
Full Time

I am urgently seeking a Principal Balloons engineer for one of the leading medical devices companies in Ireland. The primary role of the balloons engineer is for the advancement of the companies balloon capability and the successful development of a range of medical balloon solutions, to develop new commercial development and growth opportunities in securing new business.

This will involve the development of this location as a world class balloon development and manufacturing location. The successful candidate will work with the commercial team in terms of winning new business and will be required to support technically.

Product development
Develop balloon based products to customer specifications using a range of materials which would typically include Nylons, Pebax, Polyurethanes
Work with customers to identify balloon performance requirements for a range of balloon application which would typically include PTA, PTCA and other Vascular Occlusion product technologies.
Work with cross functional teams (Quality, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain) to take R&D balloon concepts through the product development process into steady state manufacturing.
Define raw material requirements and test schedules. Work with vendors to ensure these requirements are met.

Project Execution
Develop project plans, estimate level of effort and time required to execute prospective projects.
Deliver all aspects of projects on time and on budget to meet all customer requirements including performance and quality.
Develop, train staff and implement best in class balloon development processes.
Identify additions and gaps in our product offering and propose ways in which these can be addressed.
Working with stakeholders, develop and set milestones and objectives for the technology transfer and future development.
Day to day management of the technical support team for balloons technology. Develop training plans for members of the balloons team.
Identify and cost engineering projects that can improve our business position. (e.g. Quality improvement, cost reduction, capability enhancement etc)
Drive project improvement activities using data driven methodologies, statistical techniques and lean manufacturing tools to achieve targets.

Customer Management
Work with the commercial team in developing new business and negotiating projects with customer.
Expand existing customer engagements by building and extending relationships at all levels of the customer's organizations
Become recognized by clients as a leader and value-added contributor

Key requirements
10+ years medical industry experience in medical device balloon based products
Bachelors or Masters/PhD in Engineering or similar technical field, with ideally a strong polymer technical background.
Must have previous experience working on balloon development and commercialisation in a medical device environment preferably engineering or design consultancy.
Strong knowledge of balloon technology both existing and also emerging.
Excellent knowledge in polymer materials and testing.
Decision maker. Willing to take proactive and measured risks to meet objectives.

If you are interested in this position please contact me Adele Moran on 01-8883477 for more information and apply now with an updated CV for immediate consideration.

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