Senior New Product Development Engineer - Trauma R&D, DePuy Synthes

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00001918-en-us

DePuy Synthes Inc, part of the Global Orthopeadics Group within Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is recruiting for a Senior New Product Development Engineer - Trauma R&D, DePuy Synthes to be located in West Chester, PA.


DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic 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. 

The Senior R&D Product Development Engineer, Trauma will design and develop new implants and instrumentation. He/she will develop improvements and modifications to current products. This individual will interact with surgeons, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, sales consultants, product managers, and other functional departments to define and develop product requirements and concepts. 


  • The Senior New Product Development Engineer will work directly with surgeons for design concept development, prototype and cadaver evaluation, and clinical follow-up.
  • He/she will understand and follows the New Product Development process accurately and maintains high quality design validation and verifications.
  • This individual will conceive, plan, and implement solutions to technical problems requiring unconventional approaches, new designs, and equipment and process development. 
  • The Senior New Product Development Engineer, Trauma will generate product models, concept layouts, and prints using a CAD software.
  • He/she will apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing accordingly.
  • This individual will primarily work hands-on, with instruction or supervision of others secondary to own technical work when needed.  
  • The Senior New Product Development Engineer, Trauma may be recognized as a leader on sub-projects and assignments.
  • He/she will design and execute mechanical tests and scientific experiments, present data and conclusions with appropriate analysis and write technical reports.
  • This individual will use their expertise to improve operational efficiencies and meet compliance requirements. 
  • The Senior New Product Development Engineer, Trauma will have a working knowledge of related disciplines.
  • He/she will under general supervision carries out smaller program of limited complexity and scope.
  • This individual will know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times. 
  • This individual will perform other additional duties, special projects and functions as assigned.


  •  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline is required; Mechanical Engineering degree is preferred.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.  
  • A minimum of 4 years of product development or design control experience is required.
  • A minimum of 1 year Project Management experience and/or leading technical projects is required. 
  • Experience working with implantable medical devices is preferred.
  • Regulated industry experience is required; experience with medical device regulations is preferred.
  • Strong design quality experience with a proven track record in design verification/validation, process verification/validation, and design/process failure modes and effects analyses is required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of various types of manufacturing, mechanisms, materials, proper tolerancing, drafting standards, and an understanding of GD&T is required.
  • Experience with plastic injection molding product design and manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience in value engineering and design-for-manufacturing is preferred.  
  • Knowledge of FDA 510(k) submissions process and regulation controls, and/or IDE clinical studies is preferred.  
  • Demonstrate strong initiative and follow through in executing project responsibilities, overcoming obstacles and balancing multiple priorities effectively through strong technical and/or project leadership experience.
  • Prior experience mentoring, training and developing staff is preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making, and root cause analysis skills in addition to interpersonal skills that foster conflict resolution as it relates to technical situations is required.
  • The ability to effectively communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to upper management, other individuals, customers and/ or teams across the organization is required.
  • Proficiency utilizing the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required. Knowledge of CAD software (Pro Engineering, Pro-E, Solid Works or AutoCAD) is required.
  • Willing to work with cadavers and within an Operating Room setting is required.
  • This position is located in West Chester, PA and may require up to 10% travel including international.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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