Process Development Engineer

Process Development Engineer

  • Position
    Process Development Engineer
    Shannon, Co. Clare, Clare, Ireland
  • Category
    Engineering industry/Sector
  • Organisation
    Element Six
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  • Location
    Shannon, Co. Clare
  • Country
    Clare, Ireland
  • Primary Category
  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    3-5 years
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
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Process Development Engineer

Who we are:

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.

Job Overview

The role involves working closely with Production and Product Management teams to develop new processes and products

Responsible to develop robust and efficient manufacturing processes and to ensure smooth handover to Production

Responsible for sourcing and commissioning capital investment required for new product/process developments with enhanced capability

Duties and Tasks

Project manage the development of new processes and products from development through to final production, including handover to operations.

Prepare raw materials, carry out and coordinate development trials and preproduction runs

Complete characterisation of processed product and provide clear test reports including all process details 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 resolve processes and quality issues

Manage regular communication between various stakeholders including Product Management,  Sales, 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

Criteria Skills

Education in Mechanical Engineering / Materials Science /Chemical Engineering to at least degree level.

Previous processing/manufacturing experience of 5 years or more

Experience with powder processing 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 technical, organisational and Project Management skills

Lean 6 Sigma, process improvement knowledge and/or green belt certification a distinct advantage

How to Apply / Contact

How to Apply:

For a full listing of roles with Element Six, please see website:

You can apply through their website / by emailing a CV directly to our Retained Recruitment Partner, GrĂ¡inne Hurley at or by clicking the link to apply

For any further information, please feel free to contact GrĂ¡inne Hurley on 087 6426477