Principal Engineer – Partner Development
Irwindale , California
March 04, 2017

The Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group, part of the Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Principal Engineer -Partner Development located in Irvine, CA (preferred) or Irwindale, 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, Electrophysiolkogy (EP), Neurovascular and Neurosurgery, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, and Reprocessing.


Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), division of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, truly makes a difference by Protecting Lives against Infection. ASP has been innovating since 1987 to help healthcare facilities protect patients with best-in-class infection prevention solutions. Learn more about Advanced Sterilization Products at


Job Description:

The Principal Engineer – Partner Development, Tech Support will:

  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
  • Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selected methods and techniques to obtain the desired results
  • Act as manufacturing technical expert for the Global Procurement organization, responsible for process and product knowledge acquisition to productivity improvement projects (on e.g. yields, materials and process efficiencies)
  • Own the overall responsibility and technical oversight for the planning, organizing, execution, and coordination of continuous improvement projects at key, strategic external manufacturers of finished goods.
  • Lead projects, which may involve supervision (permanent or temporary) of technical personnel, to execute validations, troubleshooting efforts, or operational efficiency improvements
  • Advises teams on issues related to product design, validation requirements, appropriate test methods and manufacturing methods to meet quality, cost, and release to market objectives
  • Responsible for evaluating technical and regulatory requirements against business needs in development and maintenance of corporate level policies, procedures, and strategies impacting contract manufacturers.
  • Develop and implement sector-wide electromechanical and other processing related validation policies and procedures.  Lead company teams to accomplish integration activities for proposed changes.



  • The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years experience.
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science or Equivalent Technical discipline is preferred.
  • General quality systems, change management and project management skills are required.
  • The ability to be effective in a global environment with the ability to manage and lead technical issues with global partners is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of electromechanical assembly is required.
  • Prior experience that encompasses a broad engineering knowledge of various processing operations such as plastics molding/extrusions and metal fabrication, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with design and/or manufacturing of medical devices (Class II and/or Class III) is preferred.
  • Manufacturing systems and processes, including GMP requirements for medical devices.
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of engineering theoretical fundamentals and experimental techniques.
  • Strong understanding of the process excellence tool set (LEAN, Six Sigma) with a proven track-record of deploying these tools to improve operational performance.
  • Certification in LEAN and/or Six Sigma is preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely across all levels of the company, across the Medical Device supply chain, and with the commercial franchises as appropriate.
  • Managing Complexity and the ability to lead and influence others in a complex matrix organization is required.
  • Organization & Talent Development with the ability to mentor and train junior engineers.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and negotiation skills are required.


This position is based in Irvine, California (Irwindale CA may be considered) and may require up to 50% travel (domestic and international).


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Primary Location
United States-California-Irvine
Other Locations
North America-United States-California-Irwindale
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
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