Staff Product Development Engineer, Surgical Robotics

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 9266170207-en-us

The Ethicon Surgical Care business a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Staff Product Development Engineer, Surgical Robotics located in Cincinnati, OH.
The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon Surgical Care business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and electiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.
The Staff Product Development Engineer, Surgical Robotics will:
  • Be responsible for acting as a team member on product development projects conducting various assignments in cooperation with direction of team & team leader.
     Complete assignments involving a specific phase of an engineering project which may include design, development, testing.
  • May assist in determining objectives & planning schedules of specific task within a given project.
  • Conduct assignments encompassing entire project or a large portion of a major project.
  • Co-ordinate activities with internal & external customers.
  • Apply comprehensive & diverse knowledge of engineering principles to a broad range of assignments.
  • Plan, conduct & direct engineering assignments to completion.
  • Provide a leadership role and serves as SME by providing high level input to strategies involving long-term vision of technologies. Provide business with technical guidance in highly visible and complex situations across the business and enterprise.
  • Possess thorough understanding of all precedents, practices, or engineering principles in a specialized field.
  • Operate as the leader or owner of a complex set of activities; has both managerial and technical responsibilities as required.
  • Ensure delivery of new products by providing future capacity and processes in support of the company’s strategic plan.
  • Champion development methodologies across the franchise to ensure customer value.
  • May co-ordinate, direct activities of other technical support staff & be responsible for their assignments.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required. A degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • A minimum of 6 years of related work experience is required in a regulated industry is preferred.
  • Experience in medical device industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Design for Six Sigma and Process Six Sigma is preferred.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) is required.
  • Experience with Metals and Plastics component process development, Assembly Process Development, Design for Manufacturing/ Design for Assembly is preferred.
  • A Green/Black Belt Certification is preferred.
  • Experience with Metal Stamping and/or Plastic Injection Molding Equipment is preferred.
  • Experience managing outside vendors and suppliers is required.
  • Metal Injection Molding, Elastomeric and Electronic Components, Ultrasonic Device Development, Lean Manufacturing Principals/Certification, Tooling experience is preferred.
  • The ability to create designs for production and fabrication is required.
  • Experience solving technical manufacturing issues of electro-mechanical products in a high volume, production environment is preferred. 
  • This position is based in Cincinnati, OH and may require up to 20% travel domestically and internationally.  

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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