• Manufacturing Engineer

    Job Locations IE-Cork
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 10:45 AM)
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    Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer


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    Company Background:

    ABEC is a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.  ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximize productivity.  ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilization systems. 


    Position Summary:

    The Manufacturing Engineer will support the effort to improve the methods, materials, and tooling utilized within manufacturing. This involves identifying opportunities from within the manufacturing team on a daily basis as well as executing manufacturing improvement projects based on the a strategic manufacturing plan.


    • Actively seek out, identify, and execute on opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction within the manufacturing process
    • Provide local facilities engineering and management support
    • Analyze product designs for fabrication & assembly methods, materials, and tooling
    • Develop improved manufacturing processes for current or future products and product designs
    • Problem solve process, product, and tool defects to determine root cause and resolution
    • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and optimizing the facility layout, work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
    • Assist with development and presentation of employee training as needed
    • Support communication and understanding of new or modified manufacturing processes or related changes in manufacturing methods.
    • Recommend and support capital expenditure analysis for capital equipment
    • Assure product and process quality by designing process specifications and relative process testing methods
    • Assist in keeping production equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services
    • Audit manufacturing processes and established mfg. procedures to ensure process adherence
    • Assist in conducting supplier qualification audits to assess technical capability, productive capacity
    • Engaged in either operational or administrative process creation, review or improvement efforts. This includes areas such as Plant Safety, ABBI Support (ERP System), Material Review Board, CAPA Program, and others.
    • Adhere to all company policies (Safety, Human Resources, IT, or other).
    • Execute other tasks as assigned
    • Ability to travel when required


    • Bachelor’s Degree or Ireland Honours Degree (Level 8) in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical discipline.Minimum of (3) years’ prior experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role, preferably involving custom-engineered technical products.
    • SME Certification as a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) or a Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) is highly desirable.
    • Consideration will be given to individuals who may not have the specified depth of educational background, but have extensive experience deemed to satisfy the overall requirements of the position.
    • Knowledge and application of LEAN and Six Sigma Manufacturing Certified Green Belt
    • Background in biotech or chemical industry, or experience with custom-designed process equipment of a similar scale and complexity preferred


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