Process Engineering Team Leader

Cork, Munster
07 September 2018
05 October 2018
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

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 personalized 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 & Behavioral 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 & organization 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.


Qualifications & experience:


  • 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.