Senior Quality Engineer

€45,000 - €50,000 yearly
  • Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services
  • Clara, County Offaly, Ireland
  • 30/04/2019
Permanent Engineering Health Care Manufacturing Pharmaceutical QA-Quality Control

Job Description


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 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


  • 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


  • 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 


  • 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