Medtronic Manufacturing Engineer in Athlone, Ireland

Manufacturing Engineer


Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

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Post Date:

Jun 15, 2017


Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life worldwide. Let’s work together to address the universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together, we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.


At our Manufacturing Department in Medtronic, plc, we focus on continually evolving the effectiveness of our Value Stream’s to improve Safety , Quality, Delivery and Cost of our products. You will play a critical role by improving Day to Day operations while delivering to an overarching Value Stream improvement strategy.


You will contribute to and give technical support to the Value Streams. You will be responsible for manufacturing line products, processes, equipment, and documentation to meet quality, service and cost objectives for AOP targets. You will provide technical support to junior engineering staff and assume responsibility for employees training and development as well as providing technical support in field related activities such as complaint investigations. You will be taking an engineering lead on process improvement/validation activities and ability to identify process improvement /cost saving opportunities as part of the ADP process. You will also take a technical lead on Lean Sigma initiatives and continuous improvement projects. You will liaise with other Medtronic plants regarding technical issues. You will undertake specific projects as designated in support of the strategic Value Stream objectives. You will generate and supervise technical support for product(s), in line with marketing plans.


We are looking for a qualified person to a third level degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering discipline. You are a dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams. You have 23 years of experience with process/product development, ideally in medical device industry and knowledge of process optimization, qualification and validation techniques. Broad knowledge of materials and processes applicable to medical device industry is desirable. Experience of medical device industry regulations, manufacturing engineering role and ability to manage self and others to achieve challenging targets is advantageous. You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.

Leadership Expectations provide the framework for what we expect from all employees at Medtronic – outlining the actions and behaviors we must develop and demonstrate in pursuit of our Mission and global growth goals.


We are committed to being experts in what we do, with a clear vision of where we are going and the plan to get there.

■ Demonstrates Global Business Acumen

■ Thinks Critically and Makes Sound Decisions

■ Sets Strategic Direction


We partner with and involve others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.

■ Collaborates and Creates Alignment

■ Attracts, Deploys, and Develops Talent

■ Fosters Diversity and Inclusion


We are bold thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, partners, and customers.

■ Focuses on Patient and Customer

■ Generates Breakthrough Ideas

■ Initiates and Leads Change


We do what we say we are going to do, delivering results with the highest standards.

■ Sets High Standards

■ Instils Operational Excellence

■ Drives Accountability

■ Models Ethical Behavior