Meet Tom
Clonmel, Ireland

 
Tom is a Capital Equipment Repair Operations Manager in Clonmel, Ireland.
 

"Boston Scientific is a fast-paced organisation where its diverse team work together to understand and develop technology that ultimately saves people lives. This is a very rewarding and technically challenging career for me."

 

Where did you start your career and how did that lead to you to the medical device industry?

My education background is a BSc in Applied Computing along with an MSc in Intelligent Automotive Diagnostics. I spent seven years working in the Automotive industry in the UK as a Senior Embedded Software Engineer where I worked on developing firmware for an Electric Motor Control Module for use in drive-by-wire Electric and Hybrid vehicles. Prior to that, I also worked on developing firmware for Automatic Temperature Control systems, used in automotive applications.

Boston Scientific gave me the opportunity to transfer my core skillset of developing firmware, associated Software Test tools along with Full Software Development Lifecyle in a regulated environment from the Automotive Industry to the Medical Device sector.

How has your career evolved at Boston Scientific?

At Boston Scientific, Clonmel, I have worked on developing software applications for Inspection and Manufacturing Test processes for our implantable Pacemakers and Defibrillators manufacturing lines. I have also worked on other various projects, mainly focusing on Test and Vision Inspection systems to ensure applications were developed to both Boston Scientific and industry standard development/validation methodology.

I have a personal passion for mechanical design and especially within my role in Boston Scientific. I was given an opportunity to become the lead Mechanical Design Engineer for a large-scale automation project, as well as developing Vision applications for this project.

I was then given the opportunity to Project Manage a Technology Transfer project when setting up the European Capital Equipment Repair Centre at Boston Scientific’s Clonmel manufacturing facility. I went on to become Production Manager for Capital Equipment Repair Operations in Clonmel, where I now lead a team of six Electrical/Electronic Engineers and Technicians. This unique role allows me to run a business (Capital Equipment Repair Operations) within a global Manufacturing plant while also keeping close to technical challenges within the business function.

What inspires you about working at Boston Scientific?

Boston Scientific is a fast-paced organisation where its diverse team work together to understand and develop technology that ultimately saves people lives. This is a very rewarding and technically challenging career for me.

 

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