Johnson & Johnson Carrières

Senior quality engineer

Neuchâtel, Suisse
Quality (Eng)

Description du poste

Requisition ID: 1805645068W

Caring for the world, one person at the time, has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

Johnson & Johnson is one of the leading health care companies in the world, with over 6,000 people working for Johnson & Johnson companies in Switzerland. Johnson & Johnson’s footprint covers sites and companies across three of its sectors -  Consumer Health CareMedical Devices and Pharmaceuticals businesses, situated in a number of locations across Switzerland.  

The Senior Quality Engineer plans, conducts and directs engineering projects or studies including complete projects requiring advanced knowledge of a specialized field. They apply comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices within broad assignment areas. They may coordinate and direct activities of technical support staff and are responsible for technical development of assigned staff. The Senior Quality Engineer will utilize Quality Engineering tools and practices for the effective and efficient development, transfer and maintenance of products/processes throughout the product lifecycle. The incumbent will also utilize Quality Engineering principles and problem solving skills to improve and maintain products/processes that are aligned with the overall Quality and Business vision. He/she will utilize appropriate risk management to prevent unanticipated failure modes and improve capability of processes. This person will support processes in base business.

Position duties and responsibilities

Business Improvements

— Support quality improvement initiatives such as process and product characterizations that lead to continuous / cost improvements.

— Review/analyze the effectiveness of PDCA, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Techniques and/or other

improvement tools and programs.

— Conduct benchmarking to develop more effective methods for improving quality

— Supports the development of quality engineering and quality compliance with the right skill sets

for new product introductions, and product life cycle management.


— Review/analyze whether current product and processes (including actions or decisions conducted)

are in compliance to standards such as the QSRs, ISO 13485, etc.

— Champions compliance to applicable Global Regulations and standards (e.g. QSRs, ISO, EN and Medical Device Directive (MDD) requirements) including providing support during internal and

external audits.

— Conduct periodic line audits to assess for production controls such as lot segregation. Review

results of area audits to ensure that corrective and preventive actions are adequate.

New Product/Process Introduction

— Partners with R&D and other cross functional partners to ensure the proper application of design

controls, risk management and the investigation/correction of design failures/challenges.

— Supports new product introduction as part of design transfer.

Product Quality, Control & Disposition and Performance Standards

— Lead and maintain Material Review Board.

— Conduct investigation, bounding, documentation, review and approval of non-conformances,

CAPAs and customer complaints. Escalation of quality issues as appropriate.

— Accountability and ownership for material identification, material segregation, classification of

defect types including the successful application of these techniques on a day-to-day basis in


— Analyze/review effectiveness of preventive and corrective actions. Review root cause investigation

according to an established process.

— Accountability and ownership of Quality metrics including maintenance and reviewing of leading

and lagging indicators of quality

Product/Process Qualification

— Approve IQ, OQ, PQ, TMV or Software Validation

Production/Process Controls including Control Plans

— Partners with J&J Global Supply chain, Finished Goods and material suppliers to ensure

appropriate application of process validation, process control, and risk management; and the

investigation/correction of process failures when needed.

— Conduct stakeholder analysis to ensure that customer CTQs are known and adequately addressed in control plan

— Develop measurement systems/capabilities, destructive tests, non-destructive tests for

manufacturing processes

— Develop control plans consistent with product classification, potential defect types, defect

frequency, severity, patient risk, process capability, process controls, etc.

— Develop, interpret and implement appropriate process monitoring and control methods consistent with the level of process/product risk.

— Collect data and execute/conduct various analytical/statistical analysis and interpretation as part

of process improvements and day-to-day support.

— Develop, interpret and implement standard and non-standard sampling plans

— Assess effectiveness of measurement tools, destructive tests, non-destructive tests, measurement

system analysis.

— Accountability and ownership for sampling plans of all types including acceptability of risk given

the product classification, potential defect types, defect frequency, severity, patient risk, process

capability, process controls, etc. including assessing, applying and interpreting acceptance

sampling standard for manufacturing data.

— Assess and interpret common versus special cause variation in manufacturing processing and

determine adequacy of current process limits.

Risk Mitigation

— Document, justify, review or analyze whether a proposed change to a process will not enhance the

risk level in some way beyond capability of current controls or whether change will result in

potential non-compliance to a required standard such as the QSRs

— Assess the need for risk mitigation techniques given product classification, potential defect types,

defect frequency, severity, patient risk, process capability, process controls, etc. Determine

effectiveness of these techniques on previously implemented improvements


— Ensures effective quality strategies are created for the validation of test methods, process and




— Experience working in both an FDA and European regulatory environment is preferred.

— This position will require relevant experience working in manufacturing/operations.

— In-depth knowledge of product/process Risk Management (FDA and ISO standards) is required.

— Experience with a proven track record of implementing appropriate risk mitigation.

— Technical training and experience using Statistics, Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies is required including Measurement System Analysis, SPC, DOEs, Reliability, etc.

Interpersonal skills / characteristics:

— Strong knowledge of statistical software packages is preferred with the ability to preview, graph

and analyze data and be able to present data that facilitates/drives decision making.

— The ability to perform "hands on" troubleshooting and problem solving is required. The ability to

think on the feet and providing sound judgment is highly desired.

— Good technical understanding of manufacturing equipment and processes is required.

— Understanding of the NPI (New Product Introduction) process and Process Validation expertise is preferred.

— A thorough understanding of GMP/ISO regulations and validation regulations is preferred.

— Advanced knowledge and proven leadership in the areas listed in the Duties and Responsibilities

associated with the position.

— Demonstrated project management and project leadership abilities are required.

— English is a must and French is a big advantage.

Emplacement principal
Medos Sarl (8575)
Quality (Eng)
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