Sr. Electronic Engineer

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 8701170201-en-us

The Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group, part of the Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Senior Electronic Engineer aligned to Biosense Webster located in 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, Electrophysiology (EP), Neurovascular and Neurosurgery, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, and Reprocessing.


Biosense Webster is the global leader in the science of diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders and one of the fastest-growing businesses within Johnson & Johnson. Learn more about Biosense Webster at



Works on problems and projects of moderate scope where analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. The qualified candidate must exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine the appropriate action needed. The Senior Electronic Engineer will be dedicated to the line and responsible for process engineering and improvement, yield improvement, mechanical and electrical assembly, troubleshooting where needed, and various other projects including but not limited to the testing and design of toolings, requirements, and validation protocols. The Senior Engineer will be responsible for selecting design directions and modifications of system components. The Senior Engineer will participate in decisions on scope of work, selection of equipment and length of tasks. Furthermore, additional responsibilities also include deciding on design changes to meet revised specifications, providing and developing solutions to problems of limited scope, and may provide technical guidance to lower level personnel.


Under (e.g. limited supervision, general direction, etc.) and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position:

  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedure, and criteria while devising new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Independently perform most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected, however will receive technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposal plans for projects.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate detailed phases of engineering work in part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • May be requires to offer suggestions for and may implement improvements in operating time, yields, ergonomics, handling, etc.
  • Additional duties of this role would include writing/updating work instructions, part specifications, validation protocols, technical documents (ECOs, NCR’s, CAPA’s), and various forms of reports and correspondence.
  • May technically supervise or coordinate the work of engineers, draftspersons, technician, and others who assist in specific assignments.
  • Responsible for performing design reviews and pre-validation assessments to ensure the safe and environmentally sound start-up of new processes, communicating business related issues or opportunities to upper level management.
  • This role will also ensure subordinates follow all company guidelines related to health, safety and environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good health.
  • Supervision and guidance related largely to overall requirements, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.
  • Consults with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments.
  • May technically supervise, coordinate and review the work of technicians.
  • Practices company safety and quality policies and procedures. Actively requires conformance.
  • Responsible for the purchase or design of equipment that meets health, safety and environmental standards set by the company.
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level.
  • Responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition.
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Performing other duties assigned as needed.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
  • Will be required to work in a clean-room environment and will need to wear special garments.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Adhere to company safety rules and practices.  Be proactive in ensuring safety in work area.  Immediately report incidents or unsafe conditions.  Know emergency procedures.

  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree (BSEE preferred) in a relevant engineering discipline and a minimum of four (4) years of related electronics engineering experience is required.
  • PLC Programming experience is highly preferred.
  • MS degree preferred in a related engineering discipline is preferred.
  • Significant complex level engineering experience is required.
  • Financial background experience in the field of Operations would be beneficial.
  • Experience in the medical device industry would be an asset.
  • Must possess more than a basic understanding of engineering theoretical fundamentals and experimental techniques.
  • Strong English communication skills, written and oral is required.
  • Knowledge of drafting software systems such as AutoCad and Solidworks is required.
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages such as Minitab a plus.
  • Project Management skills a plus.
  • Process Excellence tools such as Lean and Six Sigma certifications a plus.
  • Business/financial acumen is highly preferred.
  • This position is located in Irwindale, CA and may require up to 15% travel domestic and/or international.

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Primary Location
United States-California-Irwindale
Biosense Webster Inc. (6010)
Job Function
Process Engineering
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