Manufacturing Engineer


About this job

  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Branche: Medical devices
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Best

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

About this role

About this role

As a Manufacturing Engineer you are responsible for giving support, improve and maintain the production process within the Engineering Department in a factory where devices are produced for the Medical Industry. You are responsible for writing and maintaining work instructions for manufacturing processes.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing work instructions, monitor/maintain devices and tooling, instruct employees, implement and maintain production processes;
  • Defect On Arrival (DEFOA) /Missing On Arrival (MOA) Root cause analysis, creating and implementing structural solutions;
  • Providing structural solutions by initiating amendments like problem reports (PR) and/or 8D forms (Problem Solving methodology);
  • Minimum disturbances (max.Yield) within production in cooperation with teamleads, troubleshooters and development;
  • Preparation and introduction of product changes through Life Cycle Management and New Product Introductions within the manufacturing process;
  • Participates as an expert in audits;
  • Give support to New Product Introductions;
  • Support & execute Process Validation;
  • Providing input for development, to create a better way of working;
  • After release for volume production the Manufacturing Engineer is accountable for improvements;
  • Analysis of performance data with respect to products and processes (Six-sigma, Statistical Process Control);
  • Give input and maintain the New Product Introductions project planning;
  • Perform preparation activities on trial/prototype production within New Product Introduction-processes;
  • Defines and leads improvement projects for the assigned unit, to improve efficiency, product quality and test section (Green Belt);
  • Investigation and escalation of Production issues/complaints, if needed together with development.



To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Typical bachelor in mechatronics, industrial engineering or comparable, with IT knowledge;
  • Hands-on mentality;
  • Technical knowledge to identify mechanical and electrical tooling issues and solve them in collaboration with R&D and maintenance department/manufacturer;
  • Experience with project management, quality management and quality systems. Preferably experience in the medical industry (ISO 9001, 13485, FDA requirements, audit planning and execution, FMEA, 8D, etc.);
  • Experience within Manufacturing or Engineering with high tech medical devices;
  • Preferably Green Belt or Lean certified;
  • Comprehension skills and ability to analyze and summarize;
  • A result driven and quality driven approach;
  • Personal & communication skills (Dutch & English).

Please note: command of the Dutch language is required



Our clients offer is challenging tasks on technical interesting products. The opportunity to grow beyond initially assigned tasks/responsibilities for those with the right drive and skills. A pleasant working environment with flexible working hours.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Veerle Schielen is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Veerle Schielen
Brunel Netherlands Eindhoven
+31 40 257 8208