R&D Moulding Engineer

  • Cork
  • Permanent
  • JO-1909-64733_1567509524


R&D Molding Engineer

Job Purpose

Reporting to the R&D Site Head, the R&D Molding Engineer will work closely with the R&D Principle molding engineer to execute molding activities and deliverables across multiple active R&D design transfer and development projects.

Major Accountabilities

· Development of molding processes for advanced technology IOL design transfers and innovative process and product improvements into the Alcon Ireland manufacturing site.

· Drive improvements in molding through technical advances in material, design, tooling, equipment and process changes. This includes enhancements in the overall molding process inclusive of the product inspection steps.

· Work with vendors and suppliers to drive improvements in equipment, tooling and processes.

· Diagnose, assess and solve technical equipment, process and product related issues displaying a high level of technical knowledge and understanding

· Characterise new molding materials, designs and processes for advanced technology products.

· Plan, schedule and lead molding activities and tasks within the R&D team, effectively utilising equipment, resources and tooling to expediate project deliverables across multiple projects.

· Initiate change controls, validation and risk documentation within the quality system as required for new product design transfer or equipment, material, tooling or process improvements.

· Focus on the enhancement of product yield impacted by molding across multiple advanced technology optical systems

· Responsible for communications and planning with MTO and R&D functions related to all

· molding development activities.

· Support R&D FTW development activities for new product molding designs

· Ensure seamless transition of new molding technologies and products to the MTO and QA

· functions in Alcon Ireland.

· Generate safety risk assessments for any new equipment and /or processes introduced to

· the manufacturing facility.

· Ensure continual Quality System compliance by adherence to established and evolving

· Alcon and Novartis QS requirements.

· Assigned work adheres to H&S and environmental requirements.

· Conduct targeted experiments and DOE's as required


· Minimum: Degree in Engineering / Physics or related discipline

· Preferred: Masters/ PhD degree in Engineering / Physics or related discipline


· Minimum: 2-3 years experience in a technical molding role

· Preferred: 5-10 years experience in an R&D / NPI molding engineering role with product and process development and in a regulated industry.

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