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Process Engineering Team Leader

Cork, Ireland
Process Engineering

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905708680W

DePuy Synthes are now recruiting for a Process Engineering Team Leader to join the Process Engineering Team this opportunity will report into the Process Engineering Manager.

Organizational interfaces:

Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, QA, Maintenance, Facilities, Toolroom, Technology Development Engineering, Materials Engineering, Outside Suppliers and other DePuy Synthes Manufacturing and Design Sites.

Job purpose:

Responsible for leading a team providing engineering support to manufacturing operations and contributing towards key business drivers such as HSE, Quality, Supply and Cost.

Principal accountabilities:


• Support attainment of key business metrics through the provision of engineering support for value stream processes.
• Talent development of team members through mentoring, training and personalised developments plans.
• Business plan development through the identification and execution of projects and savings in areas such as Quality, Capacity, Scrap and Consumables reduction.
• Develop stable and capable manufacturing processes through a structured process development approach.


• Actively promote a safety culture.
• Management of tasks and action plans relating to corrective and preventative actions assigned to the team.
• Lead contractors / vendors working on site to ensure full compliance with site safety requirements.


• Management of the engineering budget for the areas of responsibility.
• Run the consumables budget through the execution of the activities committed to in the Business Plan meeting financial targets.
• Lead a structured approach to scrap reduction within the value streams through data capture, analysis and problem solving meeting commitments made in the Business Plan.
• Provide process input into the value stream mapping process which is used to develop the business plan for the value stream.
• Provide updates to management on a weekly and monthly basis in relation to financial performance in the areas of scrap and consumables.


• Support day to day operations through attendance at pulse walks and the timely closure of actions across the team.
• Provide support to the team in Root Cause Analysis of supply and quality issues as they arise through tools such as 8D and Six Sigma.
• Project Management - provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities ensuring projects are delivered to agreed timelines.


• Provision of clearly defined responsibilities and objectives to team members
• Definition and execution of individual performance improvement and development plans for team members in-line with the Plant strategic imperatives and objectives.
• Provision of effective performance evaluations in a timely manner
• Provision of continuous support and mentoring to the team members.
• Identification of training needs of staff and opportunities for development to improve their potential.
• Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the Engineering team.
• Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the Engineering team.


• Ensure timely closure of quality actions such as Training, Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s across the team.
• Ensure all process development and validation activities within the team are handled in accordance with the Quality management system.
• Provide direction and support for the development of validation strategies.


• Work with Manager to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives.
• Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives.

Key competencies required

Personal Traits

• Strong people management, mentoring & coaching skills.
• Ability to lead multiple assignments or projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
• Flexible work ethic.
• Strong influencing skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Good Problem Solving skills.
• Drive, energy and enthusiasm for delivering to commitments.
• Excellent planning & organisation skills with an attention for detail.
• Extent of confidentiality - discretion is critical in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies, regulatory and sales information.

• Degree qualified in a meaningful Engineering / Science discipline, with 8+ years relevant experience.
• Proven leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions.
• Proven ability to understand technical issues and provide practical and cost-effective engineering solutions.

• Previous people management experience.
• Foundry experience ideally in Investment Casting.
• Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc.
• Certification in Six Sigma or Statistical Engineering.

Primary Location
Depuy (Ireland) Limited (7386)
Job Function
Process Engineering
Requisition ID