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Staff Development Engineer - Robotics, J&J MedTech

  • Job Title Staff Development Engineer - Robotics, J&J MedTech
  • Function R&D Product Development
  • Sub Function R&D Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering
  • Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406163709W
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Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Companies, is recruiting for a Staff Product Development Engineer, Advance Visualization, the location options for this position include Cincinnati, OH., or Santa Clara, CA.

Ethicon, part of J&J Medical Devices Companies, has made substantial 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 dedication to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit


Our team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists are in the forefront of technology in the medical device industry. As a Development Engineer, you will make vital contributions to the New Product Development (NPD) and NPI (New Product Introduction) pipeline and transform patient care through innovation. Our Development Engineering staff works with NPD teams and Suppliers to develop robust component designs and manufacturing processes that meet or exceed all product requirements. 

This position places an emphasis on working closely with multi-disciplinary engineering teams to develop sophisticated medical devices. Candidates must be self-motivated, independent and have an eagerness to learn and work as a team, and a desire to thrive in a dynamic environment. In this position, you are expected to demonstrate sophisticated electrical and mechanical engineering knowledge, be able to independently resolve approaches to difficult technical problems and communicate broadly across engineering teams and associated management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with internal and external partners to plan, design, develop, qualify, validate, and stabilize component and equipment development process solutions for New Product Development (NPD) projects.
  • Apply engineering principles, world-class manufacturing techniques, statistics, and judgment to resolve complex technical challenges, establish new methods, controls, and procedures.
  • Lead discussions between Design and Supplier to select and develop robust manufacturing process using Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), Design to Cost (DTC), Design for Metrology tools and associated documentation including specifications, PFMEA, and Control Plans.
  • Act as the liaison between the R&D, Product Management, Quality as well as component & equipment suppliers and provide "voice of manufacturing" to ensure product/equipment designs incorporate DFM/A principals and/or Lean Six Sigma/DMAIC/DMADV process knowledge. 
  • Lead and support Design Transfer to manufacturing activities
  • Implement development engineering standards to support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum B.S (Mechanical, Electrical, Opto-Mechanical or other related Engineering field equivalent) and 5 years industry experience.
  • Engineering experience in either electrical, electro-mechanical component, opto-mechanical, or electro-optical products and component development.
  • Experience in the areas of Design for Manufacturing or Assembly (DFM&A).
  • Experience working closely with external or third-party suppliers.
  • Knowledge and application of GD&T (e.g., ASME Y14.5).
  • Measurement Systems Analysis experience (e.g., GR&R).
  • Statistical Analysis knowledge (e.g., Design of Experiments (DOE), Process Stability/Control/Capability).
  • Understand equipment concept creation, review approval, build, run off, FAT, software validation, and IQ, OQ, PQ road map requirements.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Strong technical communication skills and proven ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%, domestic and international


  • Advanced Degree.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry.
  • Knowledgeable about medical-specific assembly technologies, the equipment supplier base, and the capabilities of the suppliers.
  • Experience designing, developing, and testing the manufacturing of electro-mechanical equipment and systems.

·       Able to read and understand optical, electro-optical, mechanical and electrical drawings and apply optical testing principles.

·       Experience designing, developing, and testing the manufacturing of electro-mechanical or opto-mechanical systems, including test and process development.

  • Process Excellence Six Sigma knowledge or certification
  • Basic understanding of product design processes.
  • Test methods development (TMD) & Test methods validation (TMV) experience.

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.

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 The anticipated base pay range for this position for candidates in Cincinnati, OH is $104,000.00 to $166,750.

 The anticipated base pay range for candidates in the San Francisco Bay area is $119,000.00 to $191,820.

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