J&J Family of Companies Staff/Lead Moulding Engineer in Limerick, Ireland
Staff Injection Molding Engineer, Vistakon Ireland, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies
Vistakon Ireland is located in Limerick and produces the acuvue range of contact lenses which is the leading contact lens product in the world. Our Limerick site uses the most advanced technology in the industry and we now employ over 1,00 people directly. Using our highly automated production process, we produce daily disposable contact lenses while utilizing state of the art technologies such as injection moulding, robotics, vision systems and sterilization systems.
Each year, we have increased output because of the increase demand for our Acuvue lenses throughout the world. Continued expansion of our product lines utilizing latest advanced injection moulding technology and extensive NPI, engineering and retrofit projects ensure that this growth is sustained well into the future.
YOUR TYPICAL DAY MAY INCLUDE:
Primary responsibility to provide polymer processing and or Advanced Automation engineering expertise for the range of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care products and plastic raw materials.
Also responsible for defining and implementing innovative engineering technologies, which will deliver highly efficient and cost effective processes and equipment improvements.
Key to the success of the business is the ability to deliver new, innovative, quality products to our customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. A vital part of this success is the use of our scientific injection Moulding process development approach utilizing six sigma data analysis (Minitab) of molding processes to optimize new raw materials, optical tooling and technologies.
Be a lead team member in New Product Introduction and Manufacturing Platform Development projects with specific accountabilities for the areas of equipment and tooling selection as well as process development.
To facilitate you in keeping up to date with new technological developments and to maintain / develop molding standards you will be part of a global Injection Molding community within the Vision Care business incorporating R&D and Manufacturing functions.
In support of existing Injection Molding platforms within the Vision Care business you will lead projects to optimize optical molding processes and cell equipment to facilitate high levels of quality, reliability and capability.
You will also engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of Corrective/Preventative actions to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues.
BE VITAL - WHAT YOU’RE GREAT AT:
You will have a minimum qualification of Level 8. B.Sc. or B.Eng. honours degree in materials/polymer science or plastic/mechanical/process Engineering with a consistent record of delivering results.
Green/Black Belt Certification preferable but not essential.
You will have a passion for Process Development with a strong background in systematic problem solving and data analysis techniques.
You enjoy working on your own initiative while also possessing the collaborative and influencing skills to be a key lead contributor within cross functional teams.
Injection Molding is a key core competency in our business and as such you will be looked to for technical leadership in the continuous effort to improve existing processes, develop new processes and improve equipment performance.
WHAT YOU’LL OWN AND HOW YOU’LL GROW:
You will be responsible for providing leadership in the field of Injection Molding with specific ownership for the following:
NPI Process Development
Identification and implementation of process related continuous improvement activities to improve product quality and increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
Optimizing optical molding processes and cell equipment to facilitate high levels of quality, reliability and capability.
Engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of Corrective/Preventative actions to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues
Perform planning, development, facilitation of design and installation of Injection Molding equipment, automation transfer systems and processes.
Project Management and co-ordination of Multiple Projects in parallel in a matrix environment.
Provide troubleshooting expertise to resolve Injection Molding equipment, systems and process problems using strong statistical methodology
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)