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Manufacturing Engineer

Galway, Ireland


Shape the Face of Cancer Treatment at Luminate Medical

Luminate Medical is on a mission to change the way we experience cancer care. We design and build products which revolutionise the patient experience of cancer treatment by eliminating that eliminate the side effects of cancer treatment in a comfortable, portable and effective way. We’re currently building our flagship product Lily, a wearable electromechanical medical device to prevent the hair loss caused by chemotherapy, and Lilac, our next-in-portfolio product to prevent peripheral nerve damage in chemotherapy patients.

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer (Process/R&D) to lead the establishment of our internal manufacturing facility. Working closely with R&D and QA colleagues you will provide manufacturing expertise to design, set-up and manage the assembly processes for our devices. As part of the design process you will contribute to design for manufacturing and design for assembly considerations. Above all, you will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be passionate about working with people, and thrive in taking responsibility for delivering projects on-time to make real world patient impact.

Working at Luminate Medical

  • This is a key early hire at a rapidly growing company. You will have an opportunity to shape the development of multiple high-impact patient-facing products and gain first-hand insights into the growth of a start-up.

  • We offer a highly competitive salary comparable with multinational medical device companies (available on application), a flexible benefits package, alongside a company laptop, headphones, camera and teamwear.

  • We believe in quality of life in our products and for our people, offering flexible working hours and a generous vacation policy.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead the establishment of an assembly line for electromechanical medical device(s), with guidance from the project manager and quality director.

  • Validate equipment and processes for assembly of the lily and lilac devices.

  • Together with the R&D team, plan & support builds for R&D testing, product verification, clinical trials and commercial use.

  • Work with Technical Lead to establish specifications critical to manufacturing, create work instructions and carry out PFMEAs.

  • Initiating process controls and data collection to enable real-time feedback on yield and assist with failure and non-conformance root causing.

  • Plan and manage project timelines for manufacturing projects.

  • Work with existing and future external manufacturing partners to ensure processes are meeting time and quality expectations.

  • Continually look for opportunities to optimise the manufacturing processes through design and development.

  • Use 3D CAD packages and in-house prototyping tools, such as 3D printers, to design and create fixture concepts to aid assembly.

  • Strive to meet and exceed expectations to delivery on quality, cost and timelines.

Personal Attributes – The Ideal Candidate Is:

  • Creative: A creative problem solver who is enthusiastic about new ideas.

  • Open: You are willing to adopt, engage with and shape company culture in a positive manner. You can give and receive candid feedback in a constructive and positive manner.

  • Communicative: Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills. You are able to articulate ideas clearly and support ideas with evidence.

  • Self-Driven: You have a sense of urgency in your work, are resourceful and independent, and thrive when taking responsibility for tasks. You engage in ongoing personal development.

  • Organised: You can prioritise your list of tasks independently and ensure actions are completed on time.

  • Team work:  You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, all working towards a common goal.

Experience Requirements – The Ideal Candidate Must Have:

  • Qualification: Engineering or technical degree

  • Experience: 2 – 4 years experience working within a manufacturing environment as a manufacturing engineering, process development engineering or equivalent.

    • Within an ISO13485 QMS or equivalent environment

    • Optimising assembly processes to improve throughput

    • Processing polymeric/electromechanical components

    • Installing and validating new equipment & processes

    • Root cause investigations

  • Technical Skills:

    • 2D/3D CAD design experience[AM1] 

    • Process analysis

  • Supplier Engagement: Comfortable and confident communicating and managing external suppliers.​

Experience Advantages – It Would be Advantageous to Have:

  • Qualification: Engineering masters or further diploma in technical area

  • Experience: 2 – 4 years experience working within a medical device manufacturing environment

    • Processing PCB & electrical components

    • Designing and configuring assembly spaces

    • Previous experience working in a startup or SME environment.

    • Experience working with rapid prototyping techniques including 3D printing, vacuum forming, heat sealing.

    • Been responsible for line installations or line transfers

    • Developed assembly processes from the ground up

    • Experience with Lean manufacturing tools and techniques


Don't have all these requirements?

Some people are less likely to apply for a role unless they are 100% qualified. Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart – tell us what you have learned and achieved, whether personal or work-related! With the right mindset, many of the skills above can be learned on the job. If this role excites you, don’t let the description hold you back!

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