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Johnson & Johnson
Cincinnati, OH

R&D Product Design Mechanical Engineer

Ethicon Endo- Surgery, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a R&D Primary Design Mechanical Engineer supporting the EndoMech/Energy franchise, located in Cincinnati, OH.
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. Ethicon 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 effectiveness 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.
Our R&D team of engineers, designers and technical experts are in the forefront of technology in the medical device industry. You will be making a vital contribution to the New Product Development pipeline and transforming patient care through innovation. Our Design Engineer executes specific & general assignments/projects that provide innovative, functional, cost effective & validated product designs in a team based environment.

*\tApply knowledge of general engineering principles, materials, DFMA & reliability to achieve product design requirements.
*\tWork one-on-one with customer stakeholders to identify procedure and/or product opportunities and evaluate potential technical solutions.
*\tInterpret customer & marketing input to define technical design requirements.
*\tMaintain idea notebooks.
*\tUtilize QFD (quality function & deployment) JOC (jobs, outcomes & constraints), VOC (voice of customer) methodologies & surgical procedure knowledge to define product & design options.
*\tProvide innovative product, system & component design solutions.
*\tPerform detailed design analysis & provide input or approval for detailed design specifications.
*\tEstablish appropriate testing strategy to insure adequate safety factors or margins.
*\tPerform product testing to insure adequate safety factors or margins.
*\tFormalize concepts, breadboards & prototyping. Provide support to patent attorneys for patent filing.
*\tConsult with materials technology group for biomaterial approvals.
*\tAssist in developing & monitoring project plan, budget, contingency plans & work estimation.
*\tCoordinate integration of complex sub-system product designs.
*\tProvide technical leadership to product development team.
*\tLearn medical terminology, procedures & instrumentation.

*\tDevelop free-body diagrams, calculate stress & strain values, and formulate tolerance stack-ups.
*\tDevelop error budget analyses of electromagnetic & electromechanical systems.
*\tOther responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned.


*\tBS or MS engineering degree (preferably Mechanical Engineering), minimum of 2 year of design-related experience, including co-op or college internships, required, (preferably in medical device or regulated industry working in a team base environment).
*\tKnowledge of general design engineering and DFMA principles, component manufacturing processes, tooling methodologies, material properties, and regulatory compliance preferred.
*\tExperience with CAD/CAM and design analysis software, and Statistical analysis techniques is required.
*\tThis role will also requires demonstrated technical leadership capabilities with experience working in a cross-functional team environment.
*\tExperience working with Vendors and Suppliers is an asset .
*\tBasic knowledge & understanding of medical regulatory requirements is a asset for this role.
*\tTechnical writing is required with protocols, testing results, procedures, status & special reports as preferred.
*\tProject management skills are an asset.
*\tKnowledge & understanding of medical regulations & their impact on business, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) & GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).
*\tInformation & risk analysis skills are preferred.
*\tQuality, statistical process controls are assets.
*\tKnowledge of part manufacturing processes & tooling methodologies are assets.
*\tEffective team interpersonal skills.
*\tConflict analysis & resolution.
*\tConsulting, design review, & constructive feedback
*\tNegotiating (e.g., internal & external customers), Networking, Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, Ability to handle rapid pace environment. Ability to resolve problems / conflicts, Ability to take initiative & be self-managing.
*\tGeneral design engineering principles, Design of experiments (DOE), DFMA (design for manufacturing and assembly) principles, Patent interpretation, Mechanical testing): Free-body & stress-strain analysis is an asset & FEA (finite element analysis) ,Geometric tolerance & tolerance stack-up analysis (GD&T).
*\tGage repeatability & re-calibration system & methodology, 

Experience with Plastic resins, ferrous & nonferrous metals, adhesives & sealants.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati-
Other Locations
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
Requisition ID
Posted: 2018-12-31 Expires: 2019-02-08

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