Medtronic Assoc Quality Engineer in Galway, Ireland

Assoc Quality Engineer


Galway, County Galway, Ireland

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jul 13, 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.


The Functional Laboratory in Medtronic, plc, is a service oriented GMP laboratory supporting multiple Medtronic businesses to bring drug combination and medical device products to market release. The Laboratory personnel are directly involved in supporting in-process testing, finished product testing and release. The Laboratory is also involved in new product introduction and transfer and validation of Test Methods.


Associate Quality Engineers are directly involved in ensuring the highest laboratory standards are continually met. You will contribute to the daily scheduling of the Lab. You will be responsible for driving Laboratory investigations and deviations, initiating appropriate corrective actions and following through to implementation while using robust root-cause analysis tools. You will be technically competent in laboratory equipment and provide support and guidance on validation/ troubleshooting activities. You will also be required to train relevant personnel in Test procedures. You will be required to ensure that the laboratory is prepared for execution of all testing to support PC, OQ/PQ and manufacturing requirements. You will drive and support development of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). You will participate in audit preparation and follow up and perform routine Laboratory duties as assigned.

You will lead and support continuous improvement projects. You will liaise with cross functional teams, utilizing influencing skills where appropriate, to drive improved quality outcomes. You will develop and maintain a deep understanding of process and products within the lab in order to support process improvements/changes.


We are looking for a qualified person to Bachelor’s degree (Level 8 NFQ) in Engineering/Science or related discipline and preferably with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in a medical devices or related environment. You are experienced with practical working knowledge of Functional techniques and equipment. Excellent knowledge of SAP, Functional tests and Product knowledge is required.

You are a dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams. You must think critically and make sound decisions. You must be focused on patient and customer and set high standards, instill operational excellence, and drive accountability. Excellent oral and written communication skills, a good understanding of GMP and documentation practices for a technical/professional working environment.

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