NPI Engineer

NPI Engineer

  • Position
    NPI Engineer
    Shannon, Co. Clare, Clare, Ireland
  • Category
    Engineering industry/Sector
  • Organisation
    Element Six
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  • Salary
  • Location
    Shannon, Co. Clare
  • Country
    Clare, Ireland
  • Primary Category
  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    1-2 years
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
  • Membership Requirement
    Does not matter
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Element Six, part of De Beers Group of Companies, is the world’s leading synthetic diamond and super - materials producer. An industry leader, the company has been operating for over 70 years. We are recognized as operating at the forefront of our industry. The materials we manufacture are classed as advanced engineering materials. Today synthetic diamond is widely used across industries and markets around the world; from playing a vital role in the production of next generation automotive engines, to powering high-speed digital telecommunications equipment, the synthetic diamond and related materials we design and manufacture impact all of our lives.


  • The role involves working closely with Product Management and Innovation teams to develop new material grades and products
  • Responsible to develop robust and efficient manufacturing processes and to ensure smooth handover of new grades and products to Production
  • Responsible for sourcing and commissioning capital investment required for new product launches and additional capacity


  • Project manage the transfer of new material grades and products from development through to final production, including handover to operations.
  • Prepare raw materials,  carry out and coordinate development trials and preproduction runs
  • Provide clear trial reports including all test and quality aspects
  • Develop and implement safe, robust and efficient processes with good capability and high yield
  • Specification, purchase and commissioning of capital investments
  • Use problem solving tools to develop solutions to recipes, processes and resolve quality issues
  • Manage regular communication between various stakeholders including Product Management, Innovation,  Supply chain and Production teams
  • Prepare production handover documentation including BOMS, Routings, Work Standard, Testing & Quality Acceptance Criteria, Risk Assessment & Training
  • Document and communicate learnings


  • Education in Mechanical Engineering / Materials Engineering /Chemical Engineering to at least degree level.
  • Previous processing/manufacturing experience of 2 years or more
  • Experience with powder processing, material recipe development and/or sintering would be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to communicate observations, challenges and solutions with relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within cross functional teams
  • Strong organisational and Project Management skill
  • Lean 6 Sigma, process improvement knowledge and/or green belt certification a distinct advantage


How to Apply / Contact


You can view all vacancies with Element Six on their website: or submit a CV by clicking the apply button below.

For more information on the role, please contact our Retained Recruitment Partner, GrĂ¡inne Hurley on 087 6426477