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Staff New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: San Angelo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Ethicon Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Staff New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer located in San Angelo, TX

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit

The Staff Engineer plans, conducts and directs engineering projects including new product introduction (NPI) applying comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices within broad assignment areas within a highly automated suture manufacturing process.

Provide subject matter expertise and platform ownership on multiple equipment types and technologies, as well as leading plant NPIs. Leads cross-functional teams and serves on company task forces.

  • Plans, conducts and directs engineering projects or studies including complete projects requiring advanced knowledge of a specialized field.
  • Applies comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices within broad assignment areas.
  • May coordinate and direct activities of technical support staff (salary and wage) and is responsible for technical development of assigned staff.
  • Track and trend data, identify and implement process improvements to improve business measures.
  • Investigate product inquiries, develop and implement appropriate corrective actions
  • Plans discovery and development programs and originates, designs and directs investigations in relevant areas of engineering.
  • Analyzes data and complex situations involving the evaluation of tangible and identifiable variables to arrive at creative and effective solutions.
  • Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining business results.
  • May provide guidance and work direction to lower level engineers.
  • Comply with all applicable quality management system, environmental, safety and occupational health policies. (for example, ISO 13485, ISO14001 & OSHAS18001). This includes, but is not limited to, validation documents, NCR/CAPA/Internal audit investigations, Validation Master Plan (VMP) activities and any other applicable quality system task.
  • Performs other duties assigned by manager as needed.


  • BS, MS, or PhD in Engineering discipline - with experience or equivalent knowledge and skills to perform the position responsibilities.
  • P.E. License desirable.
  • Hands on experience with high-speed automation assembly equipment.
  • Experience/knowledge in the maintenance and reliability of automated equipment is preferred
  • The ability to collaborate with associates at all levels of the organization in a multi-functional environment required.
  • Must demonstrate a mastery of the analytical skills and professional judgment required to resolve major technical issues.
  • Knowledge of FDA, ISO and GMP regulatory requirements required.
  • Knowledge of quality systems (e.g. CAPA, Non-Conformance reporting) is required.
  • Ability to make effective management-level presentations and write formal reports dealing with technical and business implications is required.
  • Previous experience supporting / leading new product introductions in medical device and/or pharma required.
  • Medical device or pharmaceutical industry experience required.
  • Ethylene oxide sterilization knowledge and/or experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of operational equipment effectiveness (OEE) preferred.
  • Experience with high-speed automation / assembly equipment preferred.
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis tools (e.g. Minitab) preferred.
  • Knowledge of BSI (European) regulatory requirements preferred.
  • Process Excellence/Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt) certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing preferred.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

Primary Location

United States-Texas-San Angelo-3348 Pulliam Street


Ethicon Inc. (6045)

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Keywords: Johnson & Johnson, San Angelo , Staff New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer, Other , San Angelo, Texas

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