Staff Engineer, Research and Development

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Somerville, New Jersey
  • Posted: January 30, 2017
  • Reference ID: 9325160629-en-us

Ethicon, Inc. is a surgical care company within the Medical Devices sector of Johnson & Johnson family of companies.  We are recruiting for Staff Engineer, Research and Development to be based in Somerville, NJ.

The Ethicon Somerville, NJ business offers a broad range of products – including sutures, needles, hernia fixation devices, and adjunctive hemostatic products – that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures.  This role will primarily focus on delivery devices for adjunctive hemostatic products, and may be involved in other projects in the future.

 The Staff Engineer, Research and Development may be responsible or involved in any of the following activities:

  • Be a creative, hands-on engineer who will participate in or lead the design, development, and commercialization of medical devices of a generally mechanical nature.

  • Be involved and/or a leader in exploratory R&D, new product development, product line extensions, and existing product improvements. 

  • Project Management and leading cross-functional teams (R&D, Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sterilization, etc.).

  • Managing external contractors.

  • Identification of user needs via customer interactions (VOC – Voice of Customer).

  • Translating user and patient needs into design requirements, design specifications, etc.

  • Detailed designs and material selection for components and assemblies.

  • Input into manufacturing of products and manufacturing processes.

  • Generation of intellectual property.

  • Improving existing products or processes.

  • Testing.

  • Measurement.

  • Design verification and validation activities.

  • Technical reviews.

  • Other job duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline is required.  Mechanical Engineering and an advanced degree are preferred.

  • Five or more years of professional experience in product development is required.  Eight or more years is preferred.

  • As a project leader, demonstration of having successfully launched a product in a regulated industry (i.e FDA, military/defense, or similar) is required.  Medical device industry is preferred.

  • Successfully designing, developing, and commercializing products is required.  Medical devices a plus.

  • Current or former hands-on and detailed design experience utilizing 3D CAD tools is required.  Solidworks experience is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of basic statistics is required.

  • Knowledge of part/assembly design and drafting, including best practices for dimensions, tolerances, specifications, and notes is required.

  • Working knowledge of component and assembly manufacturing methods (e.g. molding, machining, sheet metal stamping and forming, laser cutting and welding, extrusion, drawing, bonding, etc.) is required.

  • Experience developing test methods and writing completion reports is required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Experience in application of rapid prototyping techniques (stereolithography, machining, assembly, etc.) is required.

  • Experience in Simulation/FEA and/or Design of Experiments (DOE) is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of GD&T (ASME Y14.5) is a plus.

  • This position is based in Somerville, NJ and requires up to 10% travel.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)

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