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Quality Engineer/Specialist

Date: Sep 12, 2022

Location: Galway, G, IE

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 103529 
Region: Europe 
Country: Ireland 
State/Province: Galway 
City:  Galway 


Quality Specialist is responsible for dealing with the three major phases of Quality Management - Quality Planning/Prevention, Corrective Action, and Continual Improvement. Quality specialist will lead process/procedure definition, and maintain a continuous flow of high quality products to our customers in a contract manufacturing environment including regulatory content eg Medical devices.


Detailed Description:  

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the team to handle all quality excursions independently, and take effective actions on time
  • Oversee the product & material quality from NPI to mass production
  • Develop the quality control plan for respective area (material/process/product)
  • Monitor and report quality KPI for internal (factory) and external (customer)
  • Drive continuous improvement to benefit customer, CLS and supplier.
  • Develop and maintain internal quality system, procedures, work instructions and workmanship standards
  • Lead process/product/system/supplier audit and improvement actions follow up.
      • Industry standards (e.g. ISO)
      • Compliance audit
      • Safety audit etc.
  • Follow up the EC (Engineering Change), SPCN(Supplier Process Change Notification) to ensure the implementation of changes is timely and accurate (initiated both externally and internally)
  • Coach / mentor staff members on quality topics to improve quality knowledge.
  • Support the team and the organisational priorities in the quality deployment strategy.
  • Work with supplier Engineering and help to address supplier quality issues.
  • Improve and maintain DMR and DHR’s
  • Take quality technical ownership for PFMEA’s in conjunction with process engineering
  • Has the authority and responsibility to act with autonomy with respect to stopping a process that is known or suspected to be having a quality impact.
  • Has the authority and responsibility to make final decision on product acceptance throughout manufacturing and before the product is shipped.
  • Analyse data and provide real time feedback to ensure all manufacturing and process defects are detected and eliminated.
  • Receive, process, manage, and investigate complaints including co-ordinating RMA’s as required and providing response to customer
  • Perform QA regulatory approval for ETQ documents as delegated
  • Lead and manage the incoming inspection process for health-tech or other regulatory controlled materials
  • Provide competent support for ISO systems including QMS ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 22000 and other associated ISO or QMS standards as necessary.



  • Strong knowledge of quality tools, ISO / QMS standards and processes
  • Knowledge of data mining, analysis and presentation software and its uses in generating reports, capturing data and presenting data in an understandable format.
  • Strong knowledge of product and manufacturing processes and materials properties
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business unit and how decisions impact customer satisfaction product quality, on-time delivery and profitability of the unit
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as FMEA, PMP, SPC, 8D methodology, etc.
  • Knowledge of Six sigma and Lean Kaizen.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers
  • Knowledge of Med-tech, pharma, food safety systems from a quality perspective


Typical Experience:

    • Med-tech experience is an advantage
    • 4 to 6 years Quality manufacturing engineering experience is preferable.
    • Materials engineering experience/quality materials testing knowledge is an advantage


Typical Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferential. However, postgraduate qualifications etc. will be considered if supported with relevant experience.




This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.

Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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