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Senior Engineer.

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Burnham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Ethicon is recruiting for a Senior Engineer which can be located in Cincinnati, OH or any J&J location in the US.

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years, from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our surgical technologies and solutions include sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats along with interventional ablation, robotics and digital solutions. For more information, visit .

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is made up of the DePuy Synthes, Ethicon, Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions (CSS), and J&J Vision Supply Chains. We are working together to become the partner of choice for our customers, and the competitive advantage for our businesses. We are doing this by working end-to-end at the franchise level to drive our core and transformation strategies.

Overall Responsibilities

As a member of the medical devices supply chain organization, this leader will support and extend the development of sophisticated medical product projects across our medical device businesses. This role will include but not be limited to electro-mechanical component/sub-assembly process development and qualifications as well as risk identification, root cause analysis and issue resolution.

Position Duties

  • Function as a leader and technical professional ensuring product quality, reliability and cost objectives are met while connecting improvement feedback to supply chain, design, quality, marketing & financial partners.
  • Collaborate with team on project objectives and plans.
  • Encourage and contribute new insights that challenge the status quo.
  • Provide insight to identify and execute performance and cost improvement opportunities within the design or manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate to reflect manufacturing requirements in product design to ensure design for manufacturability & team goals are met.
  • Provide design support, process knowledge, and lead execution of qualification and stabilization deliverables that implement world-class supply chain and manufacturing operations.
  • Assess and mitigate process risks throughout all phases of development to ensure team success.
  • Apply comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering principles to a broad range of assignments. Utilize their prior work experience, Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) techniques, Lean Six Sigma process knowledge, and the Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool to drive the product design to its most efficient outcome.
  • Using appropriate statistical techniques, develop validation protocols, qualify first articles, perform measurement system analyses, complete process capability studies & process validation on supplier processes
  • Lead component development activities within New Product Development projects, primarily supporting activities within the Ethicon EndoMechanical business unit but may have assignments within Ethicon Robotics or Ethicon Energy.
  • Conduct qualification of manufacturing related equipment, tools, gauges, fixtures, processes.
  • Provide Design for Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines to the design team for component geometry and dimensional tolerancing while developing prototype components.
  • Provide component cost estimates for component designs and processing options to meet high volume demand. Cost estimates to include capital equipment costs and capacity planning.
  • Provide feedback and coordinate with Sourcing partners the supplier selection process for high volume component requirements.
  • Co-ordinate activities with internal & external partners.
  • Influence and hold internal and external business partners accountable while actively driving activities and work to meet results-oriented goals.
  • Work with our Supply Base to provide metals components and sub-assemblies that meet established cost, quality, and performance requirements.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned.

    Required Experience

    • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a technical field with 5 years' experience in a relevant regulated industry such as medical, pharmaceutical, automotive, or aerospace.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in metals manufacturing engineering including CNC Swiss-type Automatic Lathes, CNC multi axis Machining, Metal Injection Molding, Stamping, Laser Welding, and Powdered Metal Forming.
    • Understanding of material selection and secondary processing operations such as heat treating, electro polishing, or other processes required for medical device applications.
    • Process Development and Qualification of Manufacturing Processes.
    • Application of statistical analysis techniques such as Process Stability, Control and Capability.
    • Development and Application of gauging techniques and subsequent Measurement Systems Analyses (GR&R).
    • Experience with engineering drawings and interpretations.
    • Excellent communication, teamwork, and influencing skills.

      Preferred Experience
      • Project Management and Risk Management.
      • Working in a dynamic team environment with an emphasis on manufacturing process development starting at new product development through scale-up and sustaining manufacturing.
      • Understanding and leading completion of Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) analyses.
      • Tooling design and building of metal injection molds, stamping tools, and machining processes.
      • Experience with Test Method Validation (TMV), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and/or Gage Reproducibility and Repeatability (GR&R).
      • Knowledge of GD&T (ASME Y14.5).
      • Use of Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology for process development and continuous improvement.
      • Component process development.
      • Leading and developing outside vendors and suppliers.
      • Process Excellence Six Sigma, Green Belt or Black Belt certification.
      • Leading characterization and solutions to technical manufacturing issues.

        • This position can be based in Cincinnati, OH or any J&J location in the US and may require up to 25% travel domestically and internationally.

          Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

          Primary Location

          United States-Ohio-Cincinnati-4545 Creek Road

          Other Locations

          North America-United States-Florida-Jacksonville, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan, North America-United States-Florida, North America-United States-Massachusetts, North America-United States-New Jersey, North America-United States-Pennsylvania, North America-United States-New Jersey-Somerville, North America-United States, North America-United States-Florida-Palm Beach Gardens


          Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)

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