Process Engineer

Location Sousel
Discipline: Production
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Job ref: 002325
Published: about 1 year ago

Part of a technical team responsible for setting up and running Rayner’s new manufacturing facility in Sousel, Portugal. As a Process Engineer on site, you will be responsible for commissioning and validating a series of Production equipment, ranging from Mixers to Autoclaves and Packaging machines. 

You will work with technicians to provide hands-on support to the Production department, guaranteeing smooth implementation and continuous running with minimized downtime. You will use your professional technical expertise to evaluate new and existing processes and configure manufacturing systems to allow for Rayner product to be manufactured. Focusing on equipment and process installation, commissioning, and validation. 

You will work to reduce costs, improve sustainability and develop best practices to drive optimisation of the existing manufacturing environment through Process Improvement and innovative ways of working. 

You will work across departments (including Operations, QA/Validation and R&D) to investigate and implement the best manufacturing solutions to support production, capacity increase and new product development. 

Your key responsibilities will be: 

  • Work closely with R&D and QA/Validation departments to support the development, validation and transfer of new products into manufacturing, as well as developing the next generation of processing equipment using innovative technologies
  • A broad range of equipment will be in scope. Some examples (but not the full list) are below: o Mixers and Filtration systems o Filling and sealing systems o Autoclaves o Optical inspection systems o Packaging systems 
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes by gathering observations from operators, liaising with equipment vendors, and applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials
  • Use this evaluation to implement projects designed to improve production rates and capacities, efficiencies, yields, costs and product quality. Where necessary, organise and perform equipment and process validation to appropriate regulatory standards for the Medical Device Industry 
  •  * Identify, draft and implement Standard Operating Procedures for all aspects in-house equipment set up, operation, set up and servicing when applicable 
  • Utilize Root Cause Analysis methods to problem solve process issues and increase process capability, minimize downtime and maintain product quality * Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems * Ensure maintenance of regulatory compliance at all times 
  • Maintain a high standard of professional and technical knowledge by attending educational training/workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies 
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy and procedures * Undertake other duties appropriate to the level and character of the work as may reasonably be required by the Company