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STAFF R&D / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

 

Company Information

 

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

As one of the largest business units of TE Connectivity, TE Industrial is a leading global solutions provider with a broad portfolio of components and system solutions for clients in various industries. The growing demand for personalized products, a never-ending stream of new market requirements, the need for consistently high product quality, and an increasing interconnectedness make the use of highly advanced production systems a must. TE’s Industrial solutions provide the basis for this flexible production — by helping our customers to become more connected, addressing Smart Factory needs, connect and transmit vast amounts of data quickly, enable connectivity in harsh environments, increase productivity, meet localized manufacturing needs, and realize energy efficiency requirements. Industrial’s primary goals include enabling smarter automation, enabling smarter rail transportation, and empowering intelligent buildings.

 

The Role

 

The role involves working closely with the prototype manager, customers and internal stakeholders to develop prototype solutions for new and novel catheter applications in our key value driver therapies. S/He will be the lead technical engineer for the portfolio of Device prototypes currently been produced in Galway. S/He will technical lead and steer the prototype group and stakeholders ensuring the correct technologies and test equipment are identified and used. S/He will mentor, train and support the development of the engineering team within the prototype group. The Device Engineering Prototypes Staff Engineer will report to the R&D Manager/prototype Manager. S/He will have a good application knowledge of catheters and access technologies in at least one of the following therapy areas: structural heart, coronary and neurovascular applications. The staff engineer will have good product technology, process technology as applied in catheters and be knowledgeable in the design and development design control process and overall product development cycles. A very strong technical background in catheter technologies and construction is essential.

Responsibilities

 

  • Lead project team(s) to deliver project(s) against agreed milestones with DS customers.
  • Influence the project scope (Schedule, cost, quality), change request management and technically lead the respective projects.
  • The staff Engineer will be responsible for the technical leadership and deliverables for the project.
  • Communicate project status, performance and risks to the Projects group lead.
  • Lead the service delivery requirements (OTIF) for the DS group.
  • The staff engineer will be required to technically lead a small core team of Engineering resources; this includes coaching and coordinating the project team in pursuit of project objectives, including time management, resource management and project risk management.
  • Customer management: The staff engineer will have responsibility for customer interaction specific to the project and is consulted on functional issues that could affect the relationship. 
  • The staff engineer ensures through clear communication with the customer, that both explicit and implicit customer requirements are well understood and taken into account.
  • Drive project improvement activities using statistical techniques, lean manufacturing tools, Six Sigma, design experimentation for process and equipment, to achieve targets and manufacturing costs. 
  • Partner with customers, suppliers, vendors and internal cross-functional teams to deliver project goals. Build and maintain a network of relationships in all Functions (R&D, Sales, Finance, Purchasing, Quality and manufacturing).
  • Participate and contribute to ongoing efficiency and improvement programs and make recommendations on future technical capability growth.
  • Contribute to business development opportunities including customer visits (including foreign travel) as well as proposal development and generation and technical review of opportunities.

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Qualifications

 

  • Bachelors or Masters in engineering / Science or similar technical field from an accredited college or university.
  • 10+ years’ experience in medical devices, with exposure to medical devices & catheter technology a distinct advantage.

 

 

Key Requirements

 

  • In-depth knowledge of a broad range of Minimally Invasive Catheters, their construction and application.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in particular focusing on working with customers and the leadership of teams. The person will have previous exposure to working with and meeting customer & sales expectations.
  • Ability to maintain multiple projects simultaneously is essential. 
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the design of composite shafts and their manufacturing processes, including:

 

  • Braiding, Coiling, welding, coating and Catheter assembly methods.
  • Braiding, coiling, lamination and tipping. 
  • Knowledge of their end-use invasive procedures.
  • Laser cutting and welding (optional).
Competencies
Building Effective Teams
Motivating Others
Managing and Measuring Work
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)
Location: 

Galway, G, IE, H91

Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  48989
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