• Production
  • Letterkenny, IRL
  • Full Time

Pension, Bonus, Health insurance contribution, Annual Medicals, additional annual leave with service,

Melt Extrusion Engineer

At Zeus, we believe in finding solutions for our customers using the latest in extrusion technology whether that's in the medical devices sector, automotive or aerospace industries. Our growth in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal continues and we are now seeking a Melt Extrusion Process Engineer who will be responsible for troubleshooting materials, processes and tooling-related production issues to improve and optimize the melt extrusion process and associated secondary operations. Reporting to the Melt Production Manager, key aspects of this role also include:

  • Designing and installation of new equipment.
  • New product launch activities
  • Researching available technologies with the objective of improving product quality, reducing cost and/or increasing capacity.
  • Participating in cross-functional projects with Manufacturing, Sales, R&D, Safety and Quality teams including statistical analysis, customer support and technology transfer.
  • Leading/participating in root cause investigation of customer complaints, and quality audit findings.

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Relevant Degree in Engineering or Science (Chemical, Mechanical, Polymer, Materials) with process engineering experience
  • Excellent troubleshooting, problem solving & communication skills; Team and autonomous working abilities
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • High degree of proficiency with computer databases, DOE and statistical analysis
  • Experience in Continuous improvement, Kaizen, SPC, and TPM
  • Knowledge of material testing methods, e.g. Tensile, DSC, DMTA, FTIR
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort presenting to internal and external audiences, skilled in using Excel, PowerPoint and Word

We will highly value candidates with the following desirable experience:

  • Prior experience in plastics, (Polymer extrusion/ Injection/ Blow moulding)
  • Solid Works experience
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