J&J Global Services, LLC., is looking for a Principal
Sustaining Engineer. This position will be based in Irvine, CA.
J&J Global Services, LLC., represents more than 60
manufacturing sites and 26,000 employees who plan, source, manufacture and
deliver high-quality and cost-effective medical products to our customers
around the globe each day. Work of the Medical Devices Supply Chain supports a
multitude of product platforms, new products and delivery systems that are used
in a wide range of procedures throughout the healthcare industry, including
interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, minimally invasive surgery,
hospital sterilization, clinical laboratory testing, diabetes management, joint
replacement surgery and vision care.
The Principal Sustaining Engineer will:
- Act as sustaining
engineer for our external manufacturing partners and work independently to
maintain the technical qualification of suppliers and supplier products
and processes (either obsolescence driven or as part of a tech
transfer/life cycle management) and work with suppliers to resolve complex
technical issues that may require the development of new or improved
techniques or procedures
- Serve as the technical
lead to manage large scale, complex multiple projects
- Influence development
of business strategies. Initiate and manage process excellence projects to
improve quality, yields and value received from the supply base.
characterize, and document all key process variables included in Design
- Partner with the New
Product Development community to provide technology assessment and
supplier technical support, supporting new product development where
(potential external manufacturing is involved) and other "product
lifecycle" activities, designing and overseeing experiments, applying
statistical analyses to evaluate results and preparing technical reports.
- Support Operations
management and Engineering in leading tactical activities implementing
corporate initiatives and/or departmental objectives.
- Act as a liaison
between R&D, Technical Support and Operations to ensure design changes
for Finished Goods are developed appropriately for a manufacturing
- Lead or support
troubleshooting activities, validations, and product/process improvements,
compile and evaluate test data to perform root cause analysis of failures
and direct and participate in special projects as requested by Management.
- Partner with Contract
Manufacturers to build strong relationships and enhance the quality and
effectiveness of suppliers.
- The qualified
candidate for the position will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in
Engineering with at least 8 years of related work experience.
- MBA and/or APICS
certification is desirable.
- Experience in
electronics and/or electromechanical assembly of electronic devices, as
well as small and/or large scale production of electronic devices is highly
- Strong Project
Management experience and skills are required.
- Technical report
writing, statistical analysis and data evaluation is required.
- Must possess the
ability to define complex issues and execute work that involves complex
- Proven track record of
driving innovation (within functional area) is desired.
- Ability to influence
others to achieve business objectives and excellent written and oral
communication skills is required.
- Ability to manage
multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to fluently change
priorities based upon business need.
- Serve as the technical
expert for supplier development engineering and assigned area of
expertise, with conceptual knowledge of all technical functions and
- Experience in the
regulated work environment of the medical device industry experience is preferred.
- Experience in test
systems for the manufacture of electronic devices is preferred.
- Experience in plastic
injection molding is preferred.
- Due to having a broad
supplier base within Spanish speaking in countries, fluency in Spanish is
This position is in Irvine, CA and may require up to 35% travel, domestic
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