Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services

Collins McNicholas is an Irish based Recruitment and HR Services company that provides innovative talent solutions to organisations in Ireland and across Europe, as well as assistance for multinational companies looking to establish facilities in Ireland.

Founded in 1990, Collins McNicholas has a nationwide presence with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Athlone. Our success is based on strong company values and a commitment to the consistent delivery of exceptional recruitment and HR services to clients and candidates.

We work across all levels of experience from entry level to senior management, dealing in permanent, contract and temporary assignments. Our specialist sectors include Technical & Engineering, Science & Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Supply Chain & Logistics, Accounting & Finance, Administration, Customer Service & Languages, HR & Training, Information Technology, Manufacturing & Operations, Sales & Marketing, Senior Management & Executive.

If you are a talented professional, register with Collins McNicholas today and allow us to assist you on your career journey.

- Deloitte Ireland Best Managed Companies Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

- Great Place to Work Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
30/04/2019
Temporary
Manufacturing Operative A successful Medical Device company here in Westmeath is looking to recruit 11 experienced production operators. This is a 3-month contract initially and we are looking for experienced Production Operators who are available to start immediately. Must be flexible to work shift patterns. Responsibilities: Hand assemble manufactured components Complete required documentation for work performed Quality inspect work performed Follow defined work procedures Provide suggestions of continuous line/process improvements Provide training appropriate to the assembly line Effectively communicate with co-workers Skills and Abilities: Ability to read and comprehend operator instructions Able to perform to production line standards as well as high-level quality expectations Maintain good communication skills Team oriented and self-directing Strong commitment to quality, safety, and communication Essential Requirements: 6 months+ experience working in previous Medical Device, Pharmaceutical or Food related industry. Experience working in a clean room environment following GMP, Health and Safety standards in a regulated industry. For immediate consideration for this position please contact Nicola or Eoghan on 090-6478104 or forward your CV to nicola.egan@collinsmcnicholas.ie or eoghan.dalton@collinsmcnicholas.ie
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
30/04/2019
Temporary
The Role: My client, a warehouse facility based in Athlone, is seeking to hire 4 Team Leaders to join their team for a specific 6-8 week project. You will act as the Team Lead for a team of approx. 8 people.   This project is going to begin in mid-May and the client is looking to meet with candidates at the start of May . This position will be responsible for managing the General Operators to ensure that work is carried out to meet all customer SLA targets, job specifications, and quality standards; provide leadership to ensure teams are motivated and co mpetent to meet the targets set.  Key Responsibilities: Support the General Operators to ensure that all work is processed correctly and timely, and employees understand how to carry out their duties, what tasks they have been allocated, and what targets they should be meeting. Ensure that your team are meeting daily/weekly performance targets by training, coaching and motivating your team and deal with any underperformance issues appropriately. Ensure that your team know of any changes to Company Policies and Procedures so that they and their colleagues can understand their responsibilities to comply with these. Always set a clear example by maintaining a high standard of professionalism and treating all employees fairly and consistently.  Ensure that the site is fit for purpose and facilities management matters are addressed in a timely manner Allocate work appropriately amongst your team Conduct team briefings on various subjects with your team Required Experience and Skills: Experience of working in an office is an advantage  Leadership skills are an advantage  Previous operational / production management experience Effective interpersonal skills; being able to establish good working relationships with colleagues  Organized, with effective prioritization skills Confidentiality – understands the need to keep information and certain matters confidential and their responsibilities around this Ability to learn quickly For immediate consideration for this position please contact Eoghan on 090-6478104 or forward your CV to eoghan.dalton@collinsmcnicholas.ie 
€45,000 - €50,000 yearly
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Clara, County Offaly, Ireland
30/04/2019
Permanent
ROLE OVERVIEW Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Senior Quality Engineer is responsible for effectively completing assigned quality-related activities as agreed with the Quality Manager. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Key customer account quality responsibility primarily AVS customers for example – Stryker, Merck, BD Coordination of quality-related activities against agreed objectives in respect of Customer Quality, Quality Systems, Supplier Quality, Product & Process Quality or other topics as agreed with the Quality Manager Liaising with customers in relation to complaints and technical quality related issues Provide reports to the Quality Manager and the Site Leadership Team as necessary Escalation of any risks related to products, processes or the business in general Communication with customers on a day to day basis and providing necessary feedback Preparation of reports to demonstrate completion of projects with associated data and conclusions Supervision of technical personnel such as Quality Engineers, Quality Technicians and/ or other quality depts. personnel as required WHAT YOU GET TO DO Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to at all times, including wearing PPE as appropriate. Acquire knowledge of Health & Safety procedures, work instructions, and associated documentation.  Comply with all Health & Safety Policies and instructions and actively contribute to Company efforts to promote safe behavior and safe systems of work. Manage day-to-day project activities to ensure on-time completion of projects. Build and maintain positive/professional working relationships with the internal and external customer base. Ensure that we are “audit ready” for first, second, and third-party audits (including unannounced audits Supervise Quality Engineers and/ or other personnel as required to meet objectives Performs other duties as assigned. Will include participating in special projects where required WHAT WE VALUE Ability to work independently and collaboratively with limited supervision. Good communication and teamwork skills with customers and other stakeholders Proven analytical thinking and results orientation. Ability to quickly escalate issues within the plant as any quality related concerns arise  WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU Hold a relevant Third-Level technical Qualification Experience in a similar quality role in a manufacturing environment Proven track record in people management For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact  David Lennon   on 090 64 78104   or email  david.lennon@collinsmcnicholas.ie
€65,000 - €70,000 yearly
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
26/04/2019
Permanent
Utilities Engineer Overview: This position is critical to the overall running of the site Utilities/Facilities operation and is involved in the overall lifecycle of capital assets (designing, delivering, operating, maintaining, and decommissioning) in the most productive and cost-effective manner. The successful canadine will be the site SME for all utility and facility systems. They will manage the day to day operation of the systems from an engineering and compliance perspective, ensuring uptime is maximised to support production requirements. The candidate will have a proven track record of working with teams in a collaborative manner to deliver and achieve function and site goals. Essential Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: Managing the maintenance systems associated with all site utility & facility systems. Manage outsourced facility contracts for hard and soft services Management and coordination of the site calibration system Ensuring that budget adherence is achieved. Planning and executing site shutdowns as required to ensure systems are properly maintained and upgrades completed to critical site systems. Driving a continuous improvement mentality to ensure that industry leading uptime is achieved on all utility systems. Providing SME input into any new system upgrades or future capital projects. Utility / Facility System Ownership: Coordinates/Development/monitors activities the Maintenance Excellence program. Continuously monitors the critical GMP systems and raises deviations, CAPA’s and change controls as required in conjunction with quality and other stakeholders. Estimates and coordinates resources needed (materials, budget, time and people) to accomplish assigned individual tasks. Understanding of Basic Instrumentation and work with Instrumentation group to ensure calibrations are performed without issue and any investigations are carried out through the site deviation/change control program Work with Engineering Manager to ensure Elastomer Change Out is performed on Utilities Equipment as scheduled through the CMMS system. Jointly responsible for achieving financial targets in support of business objectives. Act as the SME (Subject Matter expert) on all Utilities/Facilities Equipment across the site Liaise with the Engineering Shift team daily to review equipment performance on all Site Utilities Systems The Utilities Engineer will deputise for the Engineering Manager in such cases as per the job specification but is not limited to the job specification. Participates in economic analysis and feasibility studies as required and supports the start-up of new facilities/Utilities in the development of their maintenance strategy. Maintenance Planning: Manages the site CMMS system (PEMAC) to ensure all systems have appropriate maintenance strategies in place and they are executed per plan. Independently gathers maintenance and manufacturing performance data (PEMAC Maintenance and Calibration) and performs preliminary analysis. Makes recommendations for system improvements. Prepares and communicates recommendations and respective action plans to drive cost containment and cost reduction efforts. Anticipates future developments on the site and develops capacity models. Assists with deployment of predictive and reliability centred maintenance strategies. Problem Solving / Continuous Improvements: Provide a centralized, strategic look across equipment performance (downtime), material/component failure analysis, and changeovers (Methods- FMEA, Fishbone/Six Sigma/DMAIC Principles) Improves maintenance processes. Recognizes and implements process improvements and cost reductions; creatively applies others’ ideas. Leads root cause analysis for equipment downtime. Develops and executes reliability studies and evaluations of equipment robustness. Work with automation team to support changes and upgrades to utility control systems as required. Ensures subcontractors documentation are produced to site standards to ensure a smooth transition from commissioning to qualification when required. Skills/Knowledge Required: Strong analytical skills Excellent knowledge of industrial utility systems Ability to develop schedules and budgets for small projects and deliver to tight deadlines. Experience of working with a team supporting utility operations in a 24/7 Production Environment. Normal working hours are 08:00 to 16:30 hours but will be required to support out of hours activities on occasion. Well-developed abilities with personal computers, process automation is required. Structured problem-solving skills. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written in English language Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills Track record of working in a fast-paced environment and ability to make decisions in a structured and timely manner. Ability to work on own initiative as well as a team environment. Skills/Knowledge Desirable: Utility design experience Validation experience in a regulated (FDA/ISO) Contractual experience and awareness Experience with Energy Management Systems. Education Required : Eng or B.Sc. degree in Engineering or Life Sciences discipline Experience Required: Min 3 to 5 years’ experience working in a similar role in a Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or Medical Device GMP Manufacturing Environment. For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact  David Lennon   on 090 64 78104   or email david.lennon@collinsmcnicholas.ie