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Staff Engineer R&D


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 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 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 Engineer, Research and Development will:
· 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 lead exploratory R&D, new product development, product line extensions, and existing product improvements.
· May be a project leader / manager for cross-functional teams (R&D, Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sterilization, etc.)
· Identify user needs via customer interactions (VOC – Voice of Customer), and translate them into design requirements, design specifications, etc.
· Perform detailed design, material selection, engineering analysis, and technical drawings
· Perform Design for Manufacturing and Assembly analyses
· Lead Design Verification and associated activities – test method development, testing, etc.
· Co-lead Design Validation activities
Be responsible for Design Control activities, such as strategies, technical and design reviews, Design History Files, etc



Qualifications

· Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline is required.
· Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline preferred
· Advanced degree is preferred
· Seven or more years of successfully designing, developing, and commercializing products is required.
· Medical Device products experience is preferred
· Being a team/project/technical leader with demonstration of having launched a Class 2 or 3 (US FDA) medical device is preferred.
· Proficient use of Microsoft Project (or similar) to manage and track schedules is preferred.
· Experience developing and launching combination (drug/device) medical devices is preferred.
· Working knowledge of basic statistics is required.
· Design Excellence is preferred
· 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.
· Experience in application of rapid prototyping techniques (3-D printing, machining, assembly, etc.) is required.
· Experience in Simulation/FEA and/or Design of Experiments (DOE) is a plus
· This position is based in Somerville, NJ and requires up to 10% travel both domestic and international.


Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Organization
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
Requisition ID
9720170508