Senior R&D Engineer - Tooling - Pharma Packaging - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 55,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12461

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior R&D Engineer with 5+ years experience project managing and delivering design projects for new product introductions?

Do you have proficiency in CAD, solidworks or other 3D Design packages?

If interested in discussing this role, please contact Karen on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to

Senior R&D Engineer - Tooling - Pharma Packaging - Dublin


Our Client is a leading global independent producer of blister pack tooling and blister format parts within the Pharmaceutical Industry.. 

They are a rapidly growing company with a manufacturing base in Ireland and global clients.

Job Description

As a Senior R&D Engineer, you will be responsible for project managing and delivering the design and safety requirements of new products to meet the company product roadmap.  

This will involve the concept design, prototyping; testing and redesign all aimed at meeting the external customer requirements but also designed to suit manufacturing efficiencies.  

This will be delivered in accordance with the schedule requirements for the new products

Senior R&D will manage a team to design and develop new products in line with Global Marketing product pipelines

Responsible for R&D Engineering with respect to developing specifications, testing methods, problem resolution; and analysis of customer feedback.

May assist customer in device usage problems or customer testing of complex designs

Project manage all developments to ensure that all commitments are achieved including functional prototypes, delivery dates, design iteration samples, test protocols and reports, project costs and other project deliverables are achieved.

Address risk management requirements/assessments for new & existing products

Develop & implement risk tools to identify & reduce risk

Analyse & investigate products to continuously improve overall product quality

Ensure designs are reviewed with all stakeholders from sales, design, manufacturing, assembly and testing.

Ability to adjust or recommend enhancements to systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.

A dynamic Player and can work effectively on cross-functional teams.

A good communicator, fluent English both spoken and written

Conducting Studies and testing

Keep abreast of latest manufacturing technologies such as 3D Printing.

Writing SOPs

Attaining CE approval were required, or DOI.

Develop operating manuals

Analyse competing products on the market


Third level relevant qualification

A minimum of 5 years applicable experience.

A sound knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, technical drawings and 3D modelling.

Knowledge / Understanding of different programming software

An excellent grasp of engineering and design principles.

Strong problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.

Risk Assessment capabilities

Project management

Knowledge of safety requirements for new products and machine /Equipment design

Experience in writing manuals and SOPs

Programming experience

Ability to work in a structured, systematic and organised manner, with high level of concentration.

Self-disciplined, thorough, methodical and predictable in approach to completing tasks. Highly organised with excellent planning skills.

Team player, with the ability to build relationship within and external to the design team.

Enjoy the challenge of problem solving and identifying well thought through practical solutions.

Self-motivated, flexible, proactive and committed.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work in fast paced, results driven and ever changing environment.

Strong attention to detail and quality.

Analytical thinking and ability to make calculated decisions based on facts and information.

Desire to continuously improve, raise standards, reduce errors and perfect processes.

Ability to remain calm and objective under pressure


€55 - 65K per annum

Paid overtime

Permanent position

Excellent benefits and performance incentives in this forward thinking manufacturing company.


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720


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