R&D Engineer

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: IE - Waterford, Ireland - All, IE

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on making people see better to live better. The company has a 40-year track record of growth and diversification in Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. 

From Waterford, Bausch + Lomb supplies eye health products to people across the world.

The company’s success in Waterford has been built on a great team who between them have thousands of years of experience of delivering the highest quality every time. As the facility has grown, new opportunities have been created for skilled people to join the team and take their careers to the next level in a global company with deep local roots in Waterford.


Lead & participate in product & process development activities, writing protocols, data gathering, and analysis, focusing in particular on mechanical design activities and equipment, fixtures & technology development.
Investigate and develop solutions for new and existing processes and technologies, set up & qualify equipment and support the use of new solutions for development activity.
Write protocols and reports.
Analyze data and provide recommendations on trends, correlations, response variables, DOE's etc in an effort to better understand process and/or equipment interdependencies.
Work with and help define automation requirements, also participate in process capability finalization and process transfer to manufacturing.
Interface with an internal cross functional team while working on these programs.
3d modeling (Solidworks), mechanical design & prototyping.
Overseeing & selecting vendors, materials & manufacturing methods of new & existing equipment to support new product/process validations.
Develop and support new manufacturing processes and technologies.
Support existing manufacturing processes, quality improvements and cost reductions.
Draft new WI and SOPs for operation of new equipment, draft and execute equipment qualifications.
Provide process optimization.
Ensure product quality and all tasks are in accordance with established SOPs, GMPs, Divisional Specifications, and EHS standards.


Experience:  3-7 years in Engineering, Process Development, and/or Quality Engineering setting. Hands-on experience and technical expertise in a development  environment  a must.
IS0-9000, GMP, medical device manufacturing experience a plus. Statistical analysis required within a development or manufacturing setting. Experience with high volume and/or high precision manufacturing a plus.
Special Skills: Computer Literacy with skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, plus MiniTab, JMP (or equivalent software)
Experience & expertise in Statistical Analysis including DOE and SPC. Communication, Organization, Report Writing, and Presentation skills a must.
Must be able to develop working relationships with various internal core competencies and work as a team member.

Bausch & Lomb is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with equal employment opportunity laws in effect wherever it operates.