Associate Assembler

Category: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technician, Pharmaceutical / Science
Job Type: Full Time

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Company Overview:

Innovation. Relationships. Passion. Caring. It’s who we are. It’s personal.
Edwards thrive on discovery and expand the boundaries of medical technology. We are passionate about providing innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular disease. It’s our Credo. It takes integrity, collaboration, innovation, and focus.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.

Edwards Lifesciences have been established in Ireland since 2018. With the opening of our state-of-the-art facility in Castletroy, Edwards are now going through a period of significant growth.

The Position:

Associate Assembler applies skill and dexterity in the assembly of components into finished devices, in keeping with regulatory and company guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use tools and equipment to complete assembly of medical devices precisely and in a timely fashion at each workstation – proficient in multiple operations – following work order instructions and drawings, using computers to navigate drawings, and entering parts status data.
  • Inventory reconciliation at start of day and when transitioning to next work order.
  • Review, follow and perform job functions in compliance with established work instructions and adherence with SOPs, including recording traceable information on device history records and may enter data into manufacturing data systems.
  • Perform line clearance, i.e., cleaning and sanitizing workstations at the start of the shift and when transitioning to next work orders. Ensure all required components and tools are ready for the build.
  • Self-assessment of work, which may include visual inspection under magnification, and sequential review of colleagues’ work, providing constructive team feedback, including escalating work issues and changes in equipment performance to supervisor for assessment and correction.
  • On time arrival to work, regular attendance without excessive absenteeism, and working a full 8 hour or longer work period.
  • Other incidental duties: General work area housekeeping

Key Competencies:

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to read, comprehend and speak English, and elementary-level understanding of numerical functions.
  • Adhere to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision by following detailed manufacturing instructions.
  • Work in a Team environment, primarily work with colleagues and supervisor.
  • Flexibility to work overtime to ensure smooth and continuous manufacturing processes.
  • Proven ability to complete, retain, and incorporate training coursework in the performance of new and advanced work procedures.
  • Ability to effectively provide and accept feedback from colleagues based on sequential work reviews.


  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of related experience required.

Edwards Lifesciences

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