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Value Stream Leader

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  • Wexford / Tipperary / Waterford
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 21/10/2017
  • Claire Grogan
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Value Stream Leader role in a leading medical devices company based in Waterford. Contact Claire Grogan 051 852709 for a confidential discussion


Value Stream Leader

Value Stream Leader role in a leading medical devices company based in Waterford. This excellent opportunity exists for an individual with a strong project engineering background coupled with an ability to motivate and drive people to achieve objectives.  Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be responsible for


  • Deliver expertise in the area of Automation, Plant Layout, Processing, Manufacturing Systems Validations and other project activities that are required.

  • Support the development of new processes and provide technical assistance to current processes on site.

  • Working with the operations team and customers to supply world class manufacturing solutions to meet their requirements.

  • Process Introduction of New Automation and Manufacturing Solutions to support new and existing projects.

  • Facilitate design and debugging of new manufacturing systems, tooling and automation.

  • Completion of Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) , Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) and validation protocols of IQ, OQ, PQ and preparation of reports required to support validations.

  • Perform DOE’s, FMEA’s to enhance design processes as well as improve yields and utilization through reduced cycle and efficient set-ups.

  • Front line liaison with customers, equipment suppliers, some travel may be required.

  • Responsible for SPC and process monitoring within manufacturing systems.

  • Lead & co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of the operations team (including key support department team members) to meet production targets for customer delivery, product quality & cost ensuring a safe work environment at all times.

  • Liaising with tool room, maintenance, production and quality on a daily basis.

  • Maintaining clean, safe working environment with manufacturing equipment.

  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.

The Ideal candidate will have:-

  • Diploma or Degree in Engineering/Quality desirable.

  • 5 years’ experience in automation systems or general engineering applications essential.

  • 2 years’ people management/leadership experience highly desirable

Along with

  • Excellent lean operations leadership, organisational and communication skills.

  • Performance and results driven.

  • Ability to motivate self and others.

  • Excellent initiative and decision-making capability.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • High level of cGMP, safe working practices and awareness.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Project & ERP systems

Ref: VSL0610
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