Johnson & Johnson Careers

Engineering Team Leader - Injection Moulding

Limerick, Limerick
Engineering (Generalist)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805647269W

Senior Molding Engineer, Vision Care Ireland, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies



Vision Care Ireland is located in Limerick and produces the Acuvue range of contact lenses which is the leading contact lens product in the world. Our Limerick site uses the most advanced technology in the industry and we now employ over 1,000 people directly. Using our highly automated production process, we produce daily disposable contact lenses while utilizing state of the art technologies such as injection moulding, robotics, vision systems and sterilization systems.


Vision Care Ireland was established in 1995 in the National Technology Park close to the University of Limerick. The facility was originally fitted with six advanced production lines to manufacture one daily disposable contact lens for the European and Japanese markets. Since then we have expanded a number of times and now have over 36 production lines manufacturing over 8 million one-day, fortnightly, monthly and cosmetic contact lenses per day which are shipped worldwide.


Vision Care is accredited by Engineers Ireland as being among the companies in Ireland that adhere to best practices in continuing professional development (CPD). This fits with the company’s commitment to give all its employees opportunities for professional development and advancement.


Each year, we have increased output because of the increase demand for our Acuvue lenses throughout the world. Continued expansion of our product lines utilizing latest advanced Injection Moulding technology and extensive NPI, engineering and retrofit projects ensure that this growth is sustained well into the future.


 As Senior Molding Engineer, your typical day may include: 

Primary responsibility to provide polymer processing and or Advanced Automation engineering expertise for the range of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care products and plastic raw materials.

Also responsible for identifying and implementing innovative engineering technologies, which will deliver highly efficient and cost effective processes and equipment improvements.


Key to the success of the Vision Care business is the ability to deliver new, innovative, quality products to our customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. A vital part of this success is the use of our scientific injection Moulding process development approach utilizing six sigma data analysis (Minitab) of molding processes to optimize new raw materials, optical tooling and technologies.

You will be a lead team member in New Product Introduction and Manufacturing Platform Development projects with specific accountabilities for the areas of equipment and tooling selection as well as process development.

You will be encouraged and expected to keep up to date on new developments and technologies in the field of Optical Injection Molding and present on new ‘Best Practice’ methodologies, procedures, processes and equipment to the company in a proactive manner.

To facilitate you in keeping up to date with new technological developments and to maintain / develop molding standards you will be part of a global Injection Molding community within the Vision Care business incorporating R&D and Manufacturing functions.

In support of existing Injection Molding platforms within the Vision Care business you will lead projects to optimize optical molding processes and cell equipment to facilitate high levels of quality, reliability and capability.

You will also engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of Corrective/Preventative actions to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues.


What you’ll own and how you’ll grow: 

This role is recognized within the organization as being of key strategic importance in terms of enabling the business to remain competitive and grow market share.

You will be responsible for providing technical leadership in the field of Injection Molding with specific ownership for the following:

·         NPI Process Development

·         Identification and implementation of process related continuous improvement activities to improve product quality and increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

·         Optimizing optical molding processes and cell equipment to facilitate high levels of quality, reliability and capability.

·         Engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of Corrective/Preventative actions to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues

·         Perform planning, development, facilitation of design and installation of Injection Molding equipment, automation transfer systems and processes.

·         Project Management and co-ordination of Multiple Projects in parallel in a matrix environment.

·         Provide troubleshooting expertise to resolve Injection Molding equipment, systems and process problems using strong statistical methodology


What we’re about: 

We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each

·         Committed to caring

·         Responsible to our communities

·         Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how

·         Unique in our background and experiences

·         The drivers of our own success

·         Passionate about doing what’s right


Make a unique mark in your career: 


This is an opportunity to work with a Johnson & Johnson company, in an FDA Regulated Environment, as a technical leader at the cutting edge of Injection Molding, in a Clean room environment, with medical device company with a strong record in employee continuous professional development and Business continuous improvement.



BE VITAL - What you’re great at: 

You will have a minimum qualification of Level 8. B.Sc. or B.Eng. honours degree in Materials/Polymer Science or Plastic/Mechanical/Process Engineering with a proven track record of delivering results.

Green/Black Belt Certification preferable but not essential.

You will have a passion for Process Development with a strong background in systematic problem solving and data analysis techniques.

You enjoy working on your own initiative while also possessing the collaborative and influencing skills to be a key lead contributor within cross functional teams.

Injection Molding is a key core competency in our business and as such you will be looked to for technical leadership in the continuous effort to improve existing processes, develop new processes and improve equipment performance.

Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)
Job Function
Engineering (Generalist)
Requisition ID