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Senior Process Engineer

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Sligo (Ireland)
Salary Dependent on Experience
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  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Role is predominantly Day shift hours
  • The organisation may provide an option to work continental shifts – these are fixed shifts (non-rotating) 6am – 6pm (20% shift allowance) and 6pm-6am (30% shift allowance) – With the continental shift pattern, you will work 7 shifts over a 2-week period
  • 23 days holiday (plus 10 bank holidays for Ireland)
  • Pension scheme (5% employer contributions)
  • Employee Wellbeing Assistance Programme
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Sports and social club access
  • On-site parking


Westray Recruitment Group is seeking experienced Senior Process Engineer to work for our client in Sligo (Ireland) on a permanent contract. Our client is an award-winning mould building company, and a growing medical device precision injection moulding business that has been successfully serving Ireland and the broader European markets for over 30 years. The organisation also brings expertise in building ultra-high-cavitation tooling for the medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical markets.


  • Responsible for input into mould design and tooling improvements using polymer processing experiments to test and drive development to meet stringent FAT requirements
  • Develop moulding process for new tooling, including debug, troubleshooting and process optimisation/DOE
  • Ensure required process development information accompanies new tooling and is communicated clearly to relevant stakeholders
  • Interpret processes received and makes necessary assessments for specifying and sourcing of testing equipment to be used
  • Ensure all equipment is available for scheduled trials
  • Interact with tooling engineers and relevant teams to ensure timely scheduling of mould tests
  • Set moulds to be tested
  • Record and maintain all trial information and documentation
  • Ensure all FAT requirements will be met during FAT’s
  • Accompany and support visiting engineers during fat activities
  • Complete all process handover documentation post FAT acceptance
  • Attend offsite SAT or other activities at customer sites as needed
  • Assist in training new process and customer engineers and those involved I set-up and running of new moulds
  • Identify key process parameters for process monitoring and control


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in injection moulding processing is essential
  • Relevant 3rd level qualifications, with a focus on plastics processing as desirable
  • Master Moulder preferred but not essential
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of injection moulding process, machines, robotics and auxiliary equipment is essential
  • Experienced with hot runner systems and precision injection moulding
  • Understanding of resin structure and behaviour when processed, including stress, orientation and melt rheology as well as resin drying and testing
  • Skilled in basic metrology, working knowledge of geometric tolerancing and ability to interpret drawings and experience in designing and performing DOE’s and process statistical studies
  • Practical experience with the entire injection moulding process and familiar with machinery up to 300 tonnes
  • Knowledge of ISO standards, TQM and GMP’s is desirable
  • Ability to write reports
  • Able to present information and respond to queries from management, clients, customers and manufacturing teams
  • Knowledge in mould design concepts
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Systematic approach to process optimisation and problem solving
  • Up to date knowledge of injection moulding machine technology and capabilities, willingness to continually improve upon injection mould processing skills


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