Senior Lead Engineer, Manufacturing Process

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Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Galway, G, IE

Company: Celestica International Inc.

​Senior Lead Engineer, Manufacturing Process
Req ID: 116602
Remote Position: No
Hiring Manager: Alan Mitchell
Band: 09 
Region: Europe 
Country: Ireland 
State/Province: Galway
City:  Galway

A career at Celestica is only for those who want to do something extraordinary with a meaningful purpose: imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers. Celestica is a leader in high – reliability design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions that bring global expertise to every stage of product development. By Joining Celestica Galway (Ireland) as a Senior Lead Engineer, Manufacturing Process Engineer you will have the opportunity to work on delivering a fully automated high volume manufacturing line from development stage to full scale production ramp producing world class medical devices in a dynamic, fast moving environment.  This position offers a great opportunity for a Senior Lead Engineer to work in a dynamic and challenging environment of high speed automation for micro assemblies across our business in the Automated Technology Solutions & Health-tech (Medical Device) market.


Your next challenge will be…


To become responsible for designing, developing, deploying and optimizing processes for manufacturing to achieve quality, cost and delivery goals for Celestica and its customer’s products. This role provides support and ongoing development to a complex high speed automated production line and new product introductions. This position will be responsible for supporting some of our product family in the ATS & Medical Device markets working closely with the operations, technical and quality teams and product designers to drive projects that continually improve the line performance as well as solution and provide input to new business opportunities. The position will report into our Engineering Manager.


Your day to day activities will include the following…


  • Being responsible for understanding and implementing the customer’s technical roadmap and related process development projects.
  • Leading and implementing the development and release of the full manufacturing process for new customer products.    
  • Understanding and providing feedback on customer’s technical requirements to team members and management
  • Developing and implementing costed and optimized feedback using Design for manufacturability (DFX) tools and processes, with the goal of reducing manufacturing cost and improving quality and reliability of product.     
  • Developing, planning and leading the assessment of the capability of process applications using the design of experiments.           
  • Devising process controls and data collection strategies and evaluating complex data to assist with reporting yield, reliability and diagnoses to root causes failures impacting product quality.


Enabling Competencies:


  • Project Management - Ability to manage/lead complex, multiple line engineering projects that may also involve other functions. Demonstrate solid understanding of the technical, financial and people aspects of the project. Able to create a project/change management plan and ensure that the project is delivered within the assigned time and budget. Ability to recognize project barriers and develop mitigation plans
  • Leadership - Demonstrate "People & Team Leadership Behaviours" as per Celestica Leadership Imperatives.
  • Financial Acumen / Business Planning - Ability to create financial plans for your projects, align them internally with your line of management and other functions and externally if needed. Create project plans, profitability calculations, risk and sensitivity analysis, able to recognize barriers and mitigate profitability risks. Fully knowledgeable about internal and external financial reporting, accounting and tax requirements relevant to your area of expertise.
  • The following competencies may also be required: Coaching/Mentoring; Communication/Negotiation/Presentation; Creative Problem Solving; Customer Interaction/Stakeholder Management; Quality & Lean; Working Effectively with Others; D/PFMEA; 8D/Corrective Action; Equipment Safety; Design of Experiments (DOE).


Technical Competencies:


  • NPI-PCBA: ESD, Component Prep, Laser marking, Solder Paste Deposition (screening / jetting) / Stencil Design, SMT component placement, Reflow, Tooling design, PTH soldering, PTH manual assembly, Press Fit assembly, Depanelization, Board level mechanical assembly, wire harness assembly, wire prep, SMT data analytics, SMT / PTH manual / automated rework, cleaning processes, coating / potting underfill / ruggedization processes, pack & ship, optical component assembly, fiber / tray handling processes, fiber splicing, IPC-610, quality data (KPI), Engineering Control & System Tools (ODC/SCE), Manufacturing Operational management, DFM - Mfg, DFA, DFR, Customer specific processes, structural test and inspection processes, machining, welding, CNC programming, secondary processes, sheet metal, DFAA.           
  • DFX: ESD Controls, Component Prep, Component Module Programming, Laser Marking, Screening, Stencil Design, Solder Paste Dispense / Jetting, SMT Programming, SMT Placement, SMT Reflow, Sweat Soldering, Flex Board Assembly / Handling, Pallet Design, PTH Soldering, Robot Soldering, PTH manual Assembly, PTH Auto Assembly, Pressfit, Depanelization, Mechanical Assemb;y (TIMs, Heatsinks, PCBA, Hotbar, Ultrasonic Welding), Wire Harness Assembly, Wire Prep, System Assembly, SMT and PTH Rework, Cleaning Processes, Conformal Coating, Underfills / Edgebonding / Potting, Pack and Ship, Chassis Assembly (fluidics, electrical enclosure, cable routing), Sheet Metal , Machining, Welding, Structural Test (API, AOI, AXI, ICT, Flying Probe)       
  • FA LAB : ESD Controls, Solder Metallurgy, Strain Gauge Analysis, SIR Testing, Solder Joint Reliability Modeling, Sample Prep (Grind and Polish), Dye & Pry, CMM/VMM, Lab X-Ray, Pull/Bend Testing, Vibration Testing, Drop Testing, TDR, XRF, SEM, FTIR, IC, Solderability Testing, Thermal Analysis, HALT/HASS, TH&B, Thermal Shock, ATC        
  • OPTICAL & XRAY INSPECTION: ESD Controls, Auto Wire Prep, SMT Data Analytics, API, AOI (PCBA), AXI (PCBA), AOI (System), Test Strategy Creation, IPC-610, Quality Dat (KPI), DFM - Manufacturing, DFA - Assembly, DFT / Physical Test, DFT - Electrical Test
  • MACHINING & OTHER: ESD Controls, Pack & Ship, CNC programming, Secondary Processing, Sheet Metal, Machining, Welding, DFM - Manufacturing
  • MECHANICAL & SYSTEMS ASSEMBLY: ESD Controls, Wire Harness Assembly, Auto Wire Prep, Mechanical Assembly - System Build, OEE / Industrial Engineering, Pack & Ship, Vacuum System, Fluidics, Electrical Enclosure, Cable Routing, Electrical - Automation, Mechanical - Automation, Machine Vision, IPC-610, Engineering Controls, Quality Data (KPI), Manufacturing Operational Management, DFM - Manufacturing, DFA - Assembly, DFAA - Automated Assembly, DFT - Physical Test
  • MICROELECTRONICS: ESD Controls, Wafer Thinning, Wafer Singulation, Edge Polishing, Optical Coatings, Die Bonding, Vacuum Reflow, Flip Chip Bonding, Underfill, Active Alignment, Plasma Cleaning, Wire Bonding, Encapsulation, Sealing, Leak Testing, Interconnect Formation      


What do we offer?


  • Market-competitive total reward: flexible salary, fix and variable salary based on goals
  • The opportunity to become a key member of the new product introduction team in the Health Tech. Engineering function driven by innovation where creativity matters.
  • Training and development opportunities, with us the sky is the limit!
  • The opportunity to innovate, learn, mentor others and work toward your own vision of career success
  • A global, collaborative culture with strong leadership imperatives to foster your growth and  

          professional opportunities

  • A sustainable culture where we provide opportunities for employees to give back to the community


What do we expect from you?


  • Excellent Project Management and Time Management skills
  • Excellent communication Skills both written and verbal.
  • Experience creating CAPA, FMEA, SOP’s, Control Plans and performing validation (FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ, PQ).
  • Ability to effectively communicate manufacturing plans, proposals, results, and negotiate options at management levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong report writing & data analytical capabilities.
  • Advantageous to have knowledge of the medical device industry and of 21 CFR, (820, 11), ISO13485, specifically in the areas of Change Control and Validation.


 What are we looking for?


  • Someone with a Degree in Engineering with 4+ years' relevant experience
  • Relevant Medical Device AND/OR Automation experience preferred
  • Experience in ISO13485 medical device manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Relevant project management experience and associated qualifications with NPI experience
  • Someone with an ability to initiate and lead change, collaborate and create alignment, drive accountability, think critically and make sound decisions
  • Someone that is open to the opportunity of short term travel assignments particularly at the early stages of the project.
  • Someone that has excellent customer Management skills and a knowledge of customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Someone that has previous experience of coaching and mentoring junior engineers.

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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