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Current International Openings:
Temporary Director of Operations, Penang
Current Openings in New Ross:
Quality Engineer
Current Openings in Galway:
Senior Development Engineer - Metallurgist
Lake Region is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are always seeking talented, motivated, and innovative people to join our dedication to delivering precision products to minimize patient suffering.

Senior Development Engineer - Metallurgist
Location: Galway, Ireland
Department: Engineering
Reports to: Senior Project Engineer

This is a senior role in the R&D group, providing specialist support to product and process development activities while taking a lead role in the investigation and development of platform material technologies.

Employees are expected to support the quality concepts inherent in the business philosophies of Lake Region Medical including a variety of job related tasks, which may not be specific to this position profile.

Accountabilities Include:

  • The main function of this role is to provide support within the organisation where needed to aid in problem solving or improvement activities, through use of standard structured problem solving methodologies and the application of background knowledge/experience.
  • Support the Process Development activity by identifying and evaluating existing and emerging material technologies that may serve to advance the current state of the art in device design.
  • Collaborate with key material suppliers to develop specifications, test methods and processing methods to meet product design, quality and cost requirements.
  • Develop a forum for sharing of knowledge with other LRM facilities to maximise the benefit to the company.
  • Project management using standard methodology, including coordination of inter-departmental teams (local and cross-site).
  • Assist in training employees in new or improved processes.
  • Process and product validation.
  • Process / layout design and implementation.
  • Develop and support related documentation: - ECO generation to introduce changes and maintain DMR documentation.
  • In addition, the Sr. Process Development Engineer will support the development of other staff members through interaction/coaching as required.


  • BS in Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in applied science; Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science preferred
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of above requirements
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of VIM, ESR and VAR melting technology
  • Understanding of thermo-mechanical processing, the development of mechanically-worked microstructure and the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties
  • Change Agent with the ability to lead through vision & implementation of the realized product line
  • Results driven
  • Good understanding of business processes, issues and concerns
  • Excellent leadership, influencing skills, as well as strong oral and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and continuous improvement tools a plus

Interested applicants should submit their application in writing together with cover letter and cv to Niall Harris in the HR Department at or

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Quality Engineer
Reports to: Senior Quality Engineer
Location: New Ross, Ireland

The Quality Engineer will primarily be responsible for maintaining and improving where necessary all quality systems and monitoring production process for compliance to implemented process controls.


  • Ensure continued compliance with all Regulatory Standards. This includes:
    • ISO 13485
    • FDA QSR
    • ISO 14000 and ensuring continued compliance with DMR
  • Monitor production process for compliance to implemented process controls to ensure quality product is shipped to customer and provide:
    • Trend analysis of data from the controls
    • Potential improvements for review with engineering based on the trends.
    • Areas for Improvement to senior management.
    • Review and propose changes to sampling plans based on trend analysis and changes to the system.
  • Support the RCA meetings to ensure that internal and customer concerns are handled and dealt with in an appropriate manner.
  • Review and ensure that area of responsibility documents listed below are approved in an appropriate and timely manner.
    • Validations.
    • Engineering Change Order (ECO).
    • Request for Corrective Action (RCA).
    • Material Review Request (MRR).
    • Internal Audits.
    • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA).
    • Variation Permits (VP).
  • Project meeting attendance as required.
  • Attend and participate in daily cell meetings.
  • Preparation of information for KPI and Management Review meetings.


  • Ability to communicate and work with people inside and outside the department.
  • Knowledge of engineering theories and methods.
  • Good technical report writing skills and rigorous attention to detail.


  • Engineering or science degree preferably with Quality Engineering included.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience

Interested applicants should submit their application in writing together with cover letter and cv to Siobhán Woods in the HR Department at

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Temporary Director of Operations, Penang
Department: Engineering
Location: Malaysia
6 – 12 Month Contract

The Director of Operations for our Penang site will have 10+ years of demonstrated leadership experience in a world class manufacturing environment. He/she will have a proven track record of product transfers.  He/she will have full responsibility for all functions within the Penang site.

The Lake Region Medical Operations Team is responsible for overseeing the financial performance as well as the productivity, quality, and efficient delivery of products and services by ensuring departments within operations work together and with the wider company in order to ensure world class service to our customers. Operations will implement policies and procedures for planning, goals and business objectives, make recommendations, and execute improvement efforts, as well as, continuously work to improve departmental workflow.

The Director of Operations will have accountability for the profit and loss of the location and will provide support for generating new business in addition to manufacturing existing products. He/she will lead safety, quality, environmental compliance, cost, delivery and responsiveness performance, equipment maintenance, manufacturing engineering, product introductions and continuous improvement performance of the facility/s that they manage. He/she will be responsible for the development of the facility leadership team.


  • Support the long term vision and goals for the site.  
  • Responsible for the overall Profit and Loss of Penang and accountable for achieving EBITDA growth targets and maximum return on invested capital by continuously improving yr on yr Financial performance metrics. This will be done in coordination with the Finance function 
  • Lead and coordinate Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities, EH&S Continuous Improvement, HR, Planning and to continuously improve yr on yr Quality performance metrics. This will be done in coordination with the Quality function.
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement culture and training for the location including methods & tools, behaviors and problem solving consistent with the LEAN principles established by Lake Region Medical. Create and lead a culture of continuous improvement, installing and successfully executing advanced visual, flow manufacturing systems, structured problem solving, world class maintenance systems, standard work, roll out of behavioral standards, etc. This includes actively seeking best practice across the site and from the wider CI practicing community and pull these practices into and embed them into the Penang site.
  • Create strategies for all operational functions including supply chain, production, manufacturing engineering, NPI, CI, and HR to deliver world class products and services now and into a growingly competitive future to ensure continuous performance of the site.
  • Support and jointly lead the Product Introduction function for the site including business, technical, and business process oversight. This critical role requires coordination of business risk, technical uncertainty and customer communication in partnership with the sales team in a way that minimizes time to profit and minimizes disruption to the existing business.
  • Develop annual financial plans with the Financial Planning and Analysis function to support continuous growth and cost improvements. Provide Monthly Operational performance summaries inclusive of a 12 month rolling financial forecast to achieve EBITDA performance to changing revenues and product mix. This includes developing justifications and plans for investments in training, staffing, and capital equipment.
  • Participate in Sales Development by working directly with CAD’s and the VP, Sales to develop customer relationships and close sales.
  • Support Customer Operations activities within the facility including quoting and customer service.
  • Recommends and executes personnel actions including hiring, promotions, performance reviews and any disciplinary measures.
  • He/she is responsible for the engagement scores of the Penang site and ensuring continuous improvement in this area.
  • Complies with all work rules including those pertaining to safety, health, environmental compliance quality, and Lake Region Medical Quality Management System.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • BS Engineering, MBA and appropriate continuing education
  • Minimum 10 years leadership experience in a world class manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record in product transfers.
  • Demonstrated P&L management experience in a technically driven environment
  • Knowledge of complex manufacturing to include machining, metals processing, fabrication and product assembly.
  • Must have demonstrated success in leading new process development and new product launch systems.
  • Working knowledge of capacity planning and logistics management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex manufacturing technologies and developing financial plans to make technology investments return positive financial returns.
  • Demonstrated leadership, employee engagement and team building skills across multiple sites
  • Ability to interface with customers, problem solve and drive solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO 13485-2003, 510k and medical regulatory issues
  • Lean Manufacturing and continuous process improvement experience
  • Strong communicator: written and verbal (one-on-one and group)
  • Strategic thinker: responsible for developing the plan; ability to conceptualize coherent view of facility in the future (6 months, one year, two years, five years)
  • Willingness  to travel globally
  • Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate deep technical material 

Interested applicants should submit their application in writing together with cover letter and cv to Siobhán Woods in the HR Department at

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To apply for a posted position, send your resume and cover letter to:

New Ross Positions:
Siobhán Woods
Lake Region Medical Limited
Butlersland, New Ross
County Wexford Ireland

Galway Positions:
Niall Harris
Lake Region Medical International
Research and Development Centre
Parkmore West Business Park
Galway, Ireland

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