Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Oxfordshire, England Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension and Benefits
Sector: Engineering Type: Permanent

Our client lead the way in the development of new technologies, medicines and therapies designed to make wound healing more manageable.

They are looking to recruit a Manufacturing Engineer to provide oversight and technical management of external contract manufacturing partners.

The Manufacturing Engineer will deliver engineering solutions to the business regarding external contract manufacturers. Lead and/or support engineering projects including process validation, continuous improvement, manufacturing transfer or COGS for Bought-in-Finished-Goods (BIFG).

Duties and Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will partner with BIFG and Quality to achieve required business operational control and agreed service levels regarding Contract Manufacturers (CM).
  • Deliver technical and engineering solutions to the business regarding the process at CM.
  • The Manufacturing Engineer will collaborate with BIFG to support product availability from CM against build commitment & schedule.
  • Plan, facilitate and execute engineering projects with CM to drive effective cost structures and control.
  • The Manufacturing Engineer will provide engineering oversight of change control on technical matters, such as process validation and manufacturing transfer...
  • Lead, coordinate and execute manufacturing transfer of projects on the new product development or/and design change of sustaining products.
  • Actively manage the portfolio of engineering projects within CM.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Review and approve supplier change requests and company nitiated change requests.
  • Actively manage technical issues within CM using structured methodologies. Activities may include conducting device evaluations related to product / process issues and performance.
  • Provide technical oversight, support and guidance to CM on process development, process validation, test method validation (TMV), risk assessment and design for manufacture (DFM).
  • Partner with BIFG in initiating & driving product cost reduction and continuous improvement strategies with suppliers.
  • Facilitate and drive continuous improvement with CM in terms of product quality and service.
  • Exercise project management discipline on technical projects as appropriate in achieving business objectives.
  • Monitor and control progress of supplier engineering projects, ensure sound application of engineering practices and provide project reviews where necessary.
  • Manage company owned assets at CM sites to ensure appropriate maintenance and obsolescence planning is deployed.
  • Follow strict adherence to the requirements of cGMP.
  • Actively contribute to the enhancement of compliance initiatives for areas of responsibility.
  • Participates in the assessment of feasibility, selection and application of proposed technology initiatives related to CM.
  • Provide technical information on appropriate areas to all functions within the business.
  • Communicate with stakeholders globally to ensure alignment, resolve problems, and share best practices.
  • Develops presentations, status reports and measurement processes in support of the business.
  • Participates in any and all reasonable work activities as may be deemed suitable and assigned by management.
  • Conforms, supports, and enforces all Company policies and procedures.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant technical discipline.

Experience Requirements

  • experience in a manufacturing or production engineering environment.
  • experience in medical devices with strong preference in wound dressings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cGMP, Design Control and Validation practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing transfer and project management.

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