Principal Engineer, New Product Introduction

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: January 05, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4835161222-en-us

The Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group, part of the Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Principal Engineer of New Product Introduction as a key member of Acclarent’s medical device product development teams located in Irvine, CA.


The CSS Group consists of six diverse businesses including Acclarent, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), Biosense Webster (BWI), Codman Neuro, Mentor, and Sterilmed. The CSS Group serves a diverse base of customers in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Infection Prevention, Electrophysiology (EP), Neurovascular and Neurosurgery, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, and Reprocessing.


Acclarent, Inc. is a medical device company, whose singular focus is to free patients to live better lives by designing, developing, and commercializing medical devices that address conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat. Learn more about Acclarent at

  • Manages a wide variety of technical tasks and projects in the development of new products and manufacturing processes. 
  • This individual will be a leader within the New Product Introduction group and a key member of Acclarent’s medical device product development teams.
  • Serves as a core team member and supply chain representative on the Acclarent new product development teams.
  • Contributes to and develops strategy for new product concepts, processes and techniques to ensure that products meet customer’s needs and are high quality and low cost products.
  • Drives and assists with execution of supplier selection and development strategies.
  • Works closely with other supply chain functions and external partners to transfer products to manufacturing and ensure a robust launch.
  • Plans, schedules and completes projects.
  • Directs activities of technicians and/or other engineers, as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as required or assigned by manager.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Project.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline and eight or more years of demonstrated leadership in a directly related field is required.
  • Experience in manage time, budgets, people and resources are required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and compliance with applicable Quality System requirements (e.g., QSRs, ISO & MDD) is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups at all levels is required.
  • Good presentation skills to deliver speeches and/or presentations effectively to a variety of audiences are required.
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing is highly preferred.
  • Proven application of statistical techniques is preferred.
  • Lean Training is preferred.

This position is in Irvine, CA and may require up to 10% travel, domestic and/or international.


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Primary Location
United States-California-Irvine
Acclarent, Inc. (6206)
Job Function
Engineering (Generalist)

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