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Senior Process Engineer- Tooling Development

Support the Tool Design and Toolmaking Teams in the development of world class Injection Moulds built at Avenue.

Avenue - a Nolato company based in Finisklin Business Park, Sligo is an award-winning mould-building company, and a growing medical device precision injection moulding business that has been successfully serving Ireland and the broader European markets for 30 years. Avenue also brings expertise in building ultra-high-cavitation tooling for the medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical markets.


Responsible for input into mould design and tooling improvements using polymer processing experiments to test and drive development to meet stringent FAT requirements.


  • Develop moulding process for new tooling, including debug, troubleshooting and process optimisation/ DOE
  • Ensure required process development information accompanies new tooling and is communicated clearly to relevant stakeholders.
  • Interpret processes received and makes necessary assessments for specifying and sourcing of testing equipment to be used.
  • Ensure all equipment is available for scheduled trials.
  • Interact with Tooling Engineers and relevant teams to ensure timely scheduling of mould tests.
  • Set moulds to be tested.
  • Record and maintain all trial information and documentation.
  • Ensure all FAT requirements will be met during FAT’s.
  • Accompany and support visiting engineers during FAT activities.
  • Complete all process hand over documentation post FAT acceptance.
  • Attend off site SAT or other activities at customer sites as needed.
  • Assist in training new process and customer engineers and those involved in set-up and running of new moulds.
  • Identify key process parameters for process monitoring and control.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in injection molding processing essential.
  • Relevant 3rd level Qualifications, with a focus on plastics processing desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and thorough understanding of injection molding process, machines, robotics, and auxiliary equipment essential.
  • Experienced with hot runner systems and precision injection mould tooling.
  • Understanding of resin structure and behavior when processed, including stress, orientation and melt rheology as well as resin drying and testing.
  • Skilled in basic metrology; working knowledge of geometric tolerancing and ability to interpret drawings; and experience in designing and perform DOE’s and process statistical capability studies.
  • Practical experience with the entire injection moulding process, and familiar with machinery up to a press capacity of 300 tons.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards, TQM, and GMP’s is highly desirable.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to queries from management, clients, customers, and manufacturing teams.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to take a systematic approach to process optimisation and problem solving.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of injection moulding machine technology and capabilities, and willing to upskill as needed to continually improve upon injection mould processing skills.
  • Knowledge in mould design concepts.
  • Excellent organisational, planning, and analytical skills.

Sligo, Ireland

Sligo, Ireland

Apply by

November 30, 2022

Contact person

Sonya Connolly [email protected]