Allergan Sr Manufacturing/Process Engineer in Galway, United States

Sr Manufacturing/Process Engineer

Galway, Connaught, Ireland at

Oct 09, 2018Post Date

183781Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition, build bridges all over the world, power ideas that drive change and act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Senior Manufacturing/Process Engineer will lead and coordinate Engineering activities across the Galway site and direct a team of technicians for diverse technologies.

Main Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Optimizes existing manufacturing processes in alignment with corporate values – People, Quality, Customer Service & Cost.

  • Investigates and conducts troubleshooting, and root cause analysis of unexpected trends or results related to product quality and financial aspects (i.e. yield) to support manufacturing. Implements accurate and timely solutions and develops and manages plans as needed.

  • Leads cross functional teams; focusing on process improvement, cost reduction and product development initiatives.

  • Transferring and implementing processes from other manufacturing facilities.

  • Project planning, in detail, in support of major projects, product/process transfer etc.

  • Recommends budgets to management; including staff utilization, technology, facility and equipment requirements or improvements.

  • Develop strategies for process and equipment validation and verification approach.

  • Defines and establishes critical process parameters and provide recommendations for equipment set-up.

  • Prepares and executes required validation documents.

  • Provides technical leadership and assists in training less experienced engineers and technicians. Serves as subject matter expert for manufacturing.

  • Provide guidance as a subject matter expert for process, maintenance, facility, and system documentation i.e. change controls batch records, SOPs, development reports, and validation documents etc.

  • Develops and implements engineering procedures, standards and programs.

  • Participates in and supports regulatory (internal & external) audits.

  • Adheres to, enforces, and promotes all company policies, procedures, and standards, including safety, quality, and operations.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing or related discipline)

  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Practical experience, and solid understanding of mechanical principles, testing and manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in project management and leading teams with the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Tech transfer experience an advantage.

  • Experience in Medical Device Manufacturing and working in a GMP environment.

  • Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing experience essential, Green Belt Certification a preference.

  • Reliability Excellence Experience (Total Productive Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Reliability / Predictive Maintenance).

  • Medium to high volume automation experience; pneumatics, pick and place, vision systems, robotics and ideally including PLC/Controls a distinct advantage.

  • Excellent verbal communication, presentation and technical writing skills.

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.