2017 Supply Chain Manufacturing Co-Op: DePuy Synthes Raynham, MA

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Raynham, Massachusetts
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 000016ML-en-us

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today's evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.

Our DePuy Synthes site in Raynham, MA is looking for Co-Ops for the following teams:

Codman specializes in neurological treatments (brain surgery).  We produce aneurysm treatment coils and deployment devices, drug impregnated catheters, catheters with pressure sensors for treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus, surgical sponges to protect tissue during surgery, etc. We have a variety of processes, ranging from textile manufacturing to full blown automation for assembly. 

The Codman Co-op will have a wide variety of responsibilities:
  • Assist with process improvements and mechanical design enhancements for our automation
  • Component design using SOLIDWORKS
  • Preparation of manufacturing documents and specifications
  • Assist with 6 sigma Black Belt and LEAN projects
  • Mechanical Engineers and Industrial Engineers preferred. BioEngineering, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors will also be considered.

The Manufacturing Engineer Co-op will:
  • Play a key role in developing and implementing processes for Orthopedics cleaning and packaging operations. 
  • Participate on cross-functional teams concentrating on the improvement of existing processes as well as the development of new processes in support of product launches.
  • This will include providing manufacturing Engineering support to Orthopedics Operations; ensuring compliance with all FDA, ISO, quality, safety, and environmental regulations; participate in Six Sigma and Lean process and product improvement projects; assisting with projects to in-load or transfer products by reviewing designs for manufacturability, defining tooling requirements, and developing manufacturing processes with project team members; coordinating development and validation activities for manufacturing processes. 
  • Mechanical Engineers and Industrial Engineers preferred. BioEngineering, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors will also be considered.

The GDC Co-Op will work closely with representatives from marketing, R&D, purchasing, and quality engineering, as well as our external strategic suppliers.  The GDC Co-Op will be responsible for leading the manufacturing development on his/her assigned instruments, including working with supplier quality and purchasing on the qualification and delivery of these instruments. 

Major responsibilities include:
  • Brainstorm instrument design concepts with GDC teammates and internal NPD teams.
  • Perform design reviews and provide design for manufacturability and instrument cost feedback to NPD teams.
  • Work with in-house GDC toolmakers as well as vendors to develop prototypes for cadaver sessions and instruments for surgical evaluations.
  • Participate in internal cadaver sessions as needed.
  • Research current and emerging technologies to identify potential lower cost manufacturing processes, utilizing six sigma and lean methodologies and knowledge where applicable.
  • Identify and implement methods to effectively streamline and optimize our NPD process.
  • Actively participant in pre-production and regular meetings that purchasing holds with vendors, visiting suppliers’ facilities as needed.
  • Work closely with supplier quality and R&D on identifying and qualifying the vendors on critical to function and quality dimensions as well as performing process capability, COV, and GR&R studies.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies in regards to all safety, QSR and environmental issues.

Mitek specializes in the area of Sports Medicine through a variety of arthroscopic repairs.  This Co-Op will be working in a cross-functional environment (QA/MFG/RD/MKT) supporting several of our many projects.


Opportunities exist to work on electro-mechanical systems (arthroscopic pumps, radio frequency, and visualization systems) and their respective disposables (such as tube sets, powered blades and burrs, powered hand pieces, etc.).  The individual will also have a chance to work with surgeons in a cadaveric setting assessing device performance and obtaining surgeon feedback.


This individual’s major responsibilities will be as follows (but not limited to):

  • Drive design control activities for new product development efforts. 
  • Conduct Process Verification and Validation activities with our internal manufacturing team as well as our external suppliers. 
  • Support voice of the customer sessions with key surgeon customers by assessing device performance in a cadaveric lab setting.
  • Lead process/design failure mode effects and analysis and mitigation of keys risks identified.
  • Develop inspection methodology and acceptance criteria for inspection sample plans.
  • Provide leadership in all areas of the Quality System, including, but not limited to Corrective & Preventive Actions, Nonconforming Materials, Risk Management, etc.

Co-Op will work on providing manufacturing engineering support to Orthopedics.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams concentrating on the development of new processes in support of product launches.
  • Process improvement activities which can include equipment upgrades or new equipment replacement projects.
  • Will learn how to use mini-tab to statistically study dimensional or process outcomes to allow new improvement projects to proceed.
  • Become team members supporting large capital improvement projects.
  • Work on lean manufacturing projects to help eliminate wastes in the process.
  • Help analyze scrap for trends to set up a queue for additional improvement projects.
  • Take on Kaizen ideas implementation for the ideas submitted by employees for improvements.
  • Assisting the Engineer with running trials, for improvements on existing products to improve yields and reduce costs.
  • Assist Shell Room engineer doing testing and analysis of production slurries to keep production processes in control.

As a Co-op in Operations/Engineering you will be working under the direction of Operational Excellence team, utilizing World Class tools & concepts to drive new process development and process optimization activities in the Raynham, MA facility.  The individual will be directly involved in projects that lead to improved product quality, cost reduction and employee safety.  In this position you will:

  • Assist manufacturing teams with process improvement activities and new process / product introductions.
  • Process mapping and flowcharting existing and proposed processes
  • Assist supervision/ engineers with various Lean Black Belt / Process Excellence initiatives through the application of statistical tools.
  • Active member of continuous improvement and cost reduction projects
  • Supporting capacity analysis on production processes to optimize or introduce new equipment


A qualified candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 Cumulative is strongly preferred
  • Candidate must be actively enrolled pursuing either a Bachelors or Master’s degree ( but not necessarily taking classes)
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation to and from work on a daily basis for the duration of the co-op.
  • Candidate must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) during the duration of the co-op position. 

Our preferred majors are, but are not limited to: 
  • Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Biomedical, Plastics and Computer)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
Job Function
General Administration
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