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Supply Chain Engineering

NPI Sr Test Engineer

  • Titel NPI Sr Test Engineer
  • Funktion Supply Chain Engineering
  • Unterfunktion Automation Engineering
  • Kategorie Senior Engineer, Automation Engineering (ST6)
  • Standort Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Gepostet
  • Stellenangebotsnummer 2406175130W


Robotics & Digital Solutions, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for an NPI Senior Test Engineer, located in Santa Clara, CA.

Robotics & Digital Solutions is part of Ethicon, Inc., a global leader in surgery with products and solutions found in almost every operating room around the world. Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 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 robotics, digital solutions, 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 www.ethicon.com.

The NPI Senior Test Engineer is an individual with high motivation to launch products to market. Is determined to build a quality product and innovate through continuous improvement throughout the product’s life cycle. This role is highly synergetic and works with R&D teams, technicians, and peers to develop the manufacturing process for a medical robotic system. Is also capable and passionate about developing, documenting and qualifying test processes used during the manufacturing of electro-mechanical components and subassemblies. This individual is continuously challenging the status quo while understanding the “why” in design intent and overall product functionality.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Design and prepare test plans (DfT) and test cases to validate new products and improve existing products.
  • Define electrical test requirements for the manufacturing of medical robotic systems.
  • Write software for production test systems with an emphasis on programmable automated testing.
  • Develop manual and automated test suites for manufacturing purposes.
  • Develop new test procedures and enhance existing ones to ensure products’ reliability and usability.
  • Design, develop, document, and qualify electro-mechanical testing fixtures using custom and off-the shelf hardware and software.
  • Troubleshoot and failure analysis of electrical test equipment and products through electrical schematics and testing.
  • Collaborate, mentor and support design teams to develop and introduce test processes that scale to commercialization.
  • Lead investigations and resolve test issues following GMP and the company’s Quality Management System.
  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and manage on-time delivery.
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving and communications (written and verbal) skills.
  • Exposure to best practices, i.e., Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement is a plus.

This role requires the use of varying levels of personal protective equipment (including gowns, masks/face shields, gloves, and safety glasses). This role routinely uses standard office equipment. Requires lifting a minimum of 25 pounds and perform repetitive bending and lifting motions over a period of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer or related engineering field is required. Mechatronics Engineering degree preferred. Master’s or advanced degree preferred.

Experience and Skills:


  • At least 4 years relevant programming work experience with Python, LabVIEW, and/or C++.
  • Familiar with electrical and mechanical components typically used in robotics systems (sensors, motors, motion controllers, PCA and its components, cables, etc.).
  • General familiarity with power semiconductors, dc motors, drives, relays, AC/DC converters, basic control theory and digital implementation of controls.
  • Proficiency with basic EE tools (scopes, logic analyzers, etc.)
  • Experience with electrical test automation, test contact reliability, and other automation control technologies.
  • Practical experience with DFM, DFT.
  • Produce high quality documentation that is clearly understandable by internal and external personnel.


  • Experience in Medical Device industry, Robotics, Manufacturing.
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management systems such as Oracle Agile.


  • Ability to travel (10%) to and from headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.
  • The anticipated base pay range for this position is $ 105,000 to $ 166,635

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to: https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

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 disabilit

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