Tommy Roche - Experienced in Quality Assurance / Control

QC Manufacturing Team Member at COOK Medical, Ireland



Current location


Work category

Manufacturing and Operations



Flexible with excellent analytical capabilities, who excels while working as part of a team, with the ability to work well on own initiative, continually delivering on company objectives. Committed and creative with a methodical approach to troubleshooting and proactive problem solving. Excellent communication, listening and organizational skills. Continually displays high levels of energy and an impeccable work ethic and attitude.

Tommy Roche's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

COOK Medical, Ireland - QC Manufacturing Team Member

- Initially a 6 month Internship as part of the FAS Medical Device Industrial Skills course which progressed to a permanent position
- Inspection of Product at Incoming, Finished Goods and Post Sterilisation phase to ensure product, packaging and labeling conforms to requirements.
- Completion of records in relation to work completed.
- Keeping a log of all work completed.
- Assisting colleagues within the QC team.
- Adherence to cGMP, Environment,and Health & Safety Standards

Key Skills
attention to detail cGMP communication QC Sterilisation team work
2006 - 2009

RR Donnelley - Quality Assurance Technician

- Problem-Sovling issues in partnership with Suppliers/Internal Operations.
- Responding to Customer on queries in an effective and timely manner.
- Auditing/Analysing internal processes & procedures.
- Identifcation of continuous improvement opportunities.
- Validating I.T. & Engineering System updates.
- Root cause analysis of product and process related issues.
- Assisting in external supplier audits plus associated follow up actions.
- Coordinating Disposition of non-conforming items.
- Continuously assisting Production Personnel regarding quality issues or queries
- Compilation and distribution of various Daily/Weekly/Monthly Reports.
- Assisting in Set Up of Facility in Poland including: Testing System/Process Improvements, On site support at go-live, Training Quality staff members, Off-site Technical support.
- Worked on a team project to attain ISO 13485:2003 Certification.
- ECDL Trainer/Tester, plus associated admin

Key Skills
advanced Excel attention to detail Auditing Cross Functional Teamwork Customer Service ECDL ISO 13485 JD Edwards ERP MRP Lean Systems Microsoft Office Quality Assurance Quality Management Reports Technical Support Trainer
2004 - 2006

RR Donnelley - Quality Auditor/Inspector

- Inspection of Sub Assembly/Incoming samples of Print, Media & completed Kits to ensure parts conform to requirements.
- First article approval/rejection plus associated record keeping.
- Performing Internal process audits, plus associated follow up actions.
- Reporting of any non-conformances detected accurately in a timely and efficient manner
- Compilation and distribution of various Daily/Weekly/Monthly Reports.
- ECDL Trainer/Tester, plus associated admin

Key Skills
attention to detail communication ECDL Quality Control Reports Team Player Trainer
2002 - 2004

RR Donnelley - General Operative

- Cross trained in all kit assembly functions.
- Order Picking, Material Replenishment, Inspection etc.
- Actively participated in a successful cross shift team which was set up to identify bottlenecks, improvement opportunities within the assembly line process.

Key Skills
adaptability Cross Shift Team Work flexibility Lean Systems problem solving
2001 - 2002

Conservatories Direct - Block Layers Assistant

Block layers assistant, Site preparation and cleaning duties. Operation of various equipment; Cement mixer, Kango Hammer, Drills, Angle grinder e.t.c

2000 - 2001

Limerick Institute of Technology - Computer Room Aide

Assisting lecturers/students on evening courses, General upkeep of the computer room and closing up the computer room at the end of the evening courses. First point of contact on any technical issues with PC’s

1999 - 2000

GE Capital Services - Front Line Associate

Processing Retail Loan applications and following up on overdue payments over the phone.

1997 - 1999

Young's Nursery - Kilfinane - General Operative

Spraying, Weeding, Order Prepartion, Plant Potting Machine Operator including loading compost mix, Machine set up.

Tommy Roche's Education and Qualifications


Certificate - Medical Device Industrial Skills

FAS Fetac Level 5


Diploma - Quality Management

Limerick Institute of Technology ( LIT )


Diploma - Business (Computing)

Limerick Institute of Technology ( LIT )