Staff Research & Testing Engineer

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Raynham, Massachusetts
  • Posted: January 09, 2017
  • Reference ID: 7218170105-en-us

Depuy Synthes, Inc a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Staff Research & Testing Engineer to be located in Raynham, MA. 
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.
Individual contributes with limited oversight to the design characterization, verification and risk assessment of spinal implants and instrumentation. This includes communication with multiple disciplines, understanding of clinical issues, defining the clinically relevant testing parameters and applicable industry standards, and ensuring results are provided to the teams.

The Staff Engineer will be responsible with limited oversight for the mechanical testing aspects of a project, participating on cross-functional project team through all phases of the product development process, and assisting the technical team with planning executing, documenting and communicating testing activities: These activities include:
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Active contribute and review test plans and  risk assessments (DFMEA)
  • Plan, direct, and conduct laboratory and field testing of products
  • Author test protocols & reports to meet industry (ASTM) &  company standards
  • Conduct the testing including
    • Configuration of hardware (Instron, MTS)
    • Software (Partners, Bluehills) to meet testing requirements
  • Document lab activities utilizing good documentation practices (GDP)
  • Analysis of data using statistical tools and Six Sigma Design Tools (Gauge R&R)
  • Ability to work with Quality, Product Development or Manufacturing Engineers
  • Design & direct construction of test systems to simulate use for verification & durability testing
  • Assess the effect of design changes on mechanical performance
  • Solve technical problems related to fixturing, test methodology, unexpected failures and challenging test setups
  • Design  fixturing & testing layouts utilizing CAD tools
  • Be involved with complaint investigation utilizing fracture analysis techniques including SEM work and create technical documentation of the investigation.  
  • Mentor other engineers in testing technique and documentation as needed
  • Clearly and professionally communicate test findings, technical challenges, and proposed resolutions to teams and management
  • Others duties as requested 
The candidate should demonstrate proficiency in supporting the cross functional team with aspects of the project management functions including scope definition, and contingency planning.  The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage a varied workload, exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and interface effectively with project teams, management and surgeons. The individual will also be expected to develop a working knowledge of our product lines and detailed knowledge of various spinal pathologies.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent scientific degree is required. 
  • A Master’s Degree is desired. 
  • Electrical and Mechanical Experience preferred
  • A minimum of 6 years of medical test engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Competence in static and cyclic testing, data acquisition, and general test engineering methodologies. 
  • Knowledge of ASTM Standards preferred. 
  • Experience in testing embedded systems preferred.
  • Experience with medical devices (Spine or Orthopedic) is highly preferred.
  • Strong track record utilizing statistics is a must. Experience with Design Excellence/ Six Sigma methodologies such as Gauge R&R and DOE is preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of various types of manufacturing, mechanisms, materials, and test equipment are required
  • Proficiency utilizing the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, project etc) is required. 
  • Proficiency in Mini-Tab is preferred.
  • CAD skills in Unigraphics or Pro-E desirable.
  • The ability to review and critically assess testing documentation and laboratory documentation is required.
  • Good Project Management/ Time Management Skills.
  • This position will be based in Raynham, MA

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)

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