Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior Quality Engineer

Limerick, Ireland
Quality Control

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805686218W



Vision Care (Ireland) is located in Limerick and produces the world’s leading contact lens product in the Acuvue range of lenses.  Our site uses the industry’s most advanced technology and directly employs over 900 people. We produce a diverse array of contact lenses using our highly automated production process.  Key to our success has been the combination of state-of-the-art material science with technologies such as precision injection moulding, robotics, vision systems and data analytics.


Headquartered at Jacksonville, Florida, Vision Care Ireland was established in 1995 in the National Technology Park, close to the University of Limerick.  The facility opened with six production lines that manufactured one day disposable contact lens for the European and Japanese markets.  Since then we have been on a continuous expansion and improvement path and now have over 40 advanced production lines, manufacturing over 8 million contact lenses a day, which are shipped to customers worldwide.


1. Reporting to the Quality Team Lead, you will provide leadership and support to root cause investigation activities, and ensures good Quality

Engineering practices are used in investigations. Drives continuous improvement through data driven approaches and monitoring of quality systems.


Main areas of responsibility

  • Provides complex product team support for quality system design and audit, compliance assessment, and for support of steady state manufacturing processe
  • Utilizes multifaceted industry and process excellence standards on an expert level in daily quality operations, including good manufacturing practices (GMP), equipment engineering system (EES), and international organization for standardization (ISO).
  • Addresses and corrects product and process complaints
  • Reports on contract manufacturer performance metrics and ensures management reviews.
  • Oversees audits of all quality system categories to assess compliance to process excellence standards.
  • Ensures comprehensive measurement systems to monitor effectiveness of quality and reliability systems to identify, bracket, correct and prevent defects, presenting reports to management
  • Handles complex technical issues for manufacturing processes that are to be transferred to satellite facilities.
  • Responsible for supporting the activities of Operations/Engineering/information management in building quality into our products and assuring compliance to the pertinent regulations while at the same time attaining operational effectiveness.
  • Leads and executes upgrades to Quality System
  • Support QA programs in assuring compliance to the pertinent regulation
  • Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the departments’ continuous improvement program.
  • Provide key inputs and leadership into transformational process developments.
  • Project Management - provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities.
  •  New Product Introductions & Product Transfers
  • Lead or actively participate in cross-functional teams to ensure New Product Introduction/Research and Development projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Actively interfacing with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating requirements
  •  Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the team.
  • Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the group
  • Ensure effective closure on Quality System documents (Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s, Maps, etc).
  • Ensure all process developments, NPI etc are managed in accordance with the Quality management system.
  • Implementation of safety/environmental requirements on purchase of all new equipment.
  •  Work with team leader to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives.
  • Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives.
  • All employees are responsible for minimising both the Environmental and Health & Safety effects of the work that they perform
  • Maintains and develops Risk Management Lifecycle.
  • Ensuring continuous improvement and understanding of measurement systems used on-site , driving down variance in test methodology.
  • Develops site knowledge on manufacturing process knowledge, and monitors inputs and outputs to the processes , and implements and drives corrective actions.
  • Sustains and advocates Credo based standards in all aspects of work.
  • Supervise others if required.


 EEducational & Experience required for this position.


  • Degree Qualified with 3-5 years relevant experience in Medical Devices/Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexible work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent working knowledge of process excellence / QE tools such as pFMEA , SE , statistical analysis , SPC
  • Equipment Qualification experience
  • CAPA and RCI experience
  • Excellent IT skill eg , experience in minitab Empower 3, Excel reports

 Desirable :          

  • Risk Management Experience
  • Automated process controls experience
  • Good presentation skills
  • Supervision of others




Responsibilities and accountabilities will vary for all positions and the scope of individual roles may not be limited to the contents of this position description.  QUMAS procedures will define responsibilities from time to time and each manager is responsible for complying with these processes, which supplant any responsibility outlined within.  As such, adherence to company procedures is also a responsibility of any roles encompassed within this Job Description.



Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)
Job Function
Quality Control
Requisition ID