Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior Process Engineer

Limerick, Ireland
Process Engineering

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905711824W

Position Title: Senior Process Engineer   

Department: Engineering

Report to: Engineering Manager   

Location: Vision Care Limerick  


Company Summary:

Johnson & Johnson 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 1000 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 sterilisation systems.


Johnson & Johnson 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 31 production lines manufacturing one-day, fortnightly, monthly and colour contact lenses which are shipped worldwide.


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


Position Summary:

As a Senior Process Engineer, you will report to the Process Engineering Team Lead, with an assigned Value Stream. You will be a core Value Stream team member with specific accountability for the areas of process improvement, providing technical support to solve more complex process issues, and supporting internal and inter site product transfers.

You will ensure the delivery of high quality, new and innovative products to our customers, in a timely -and cost-effective manner across multiple product value streams.

Main areas of responsibility:

·         You will be responsible for providing technical leadership within a production value stream and have ownership for the following:

·         Working within the NPI process to complete process characterization work, complete process worst case challenge testing, complete process capability and stability runs, to qualify new product & processes to achieve annual business plan.

·         Identification and implementation of process related continuous improvement activities that improve product quality and grow overall equipment effectiveness.

·         Engage with personnel in the identification and resolution of corrective/preventative actions that address any process quality related manufacturing issues.

·         You will systematically solve problems and use data in support of your decision making.  You will enjoy taking the initiative and yet possess the collaborative and influencing skills needed to be a key contributor to cross-functional teams.

·         You enjoy working in a team of professionals who, in turn, produce exceptional results and take satisfaction in enabling your team to be successful.

·         You enjoy working in a dynamic and fast paced state of the art medical device manufacturing facility where there is significant scope for career development as an engineer.

·         Lead process redesign projects, from cradle to grave, complete proof of principle activity, assist in the development and installation & qualification of new process equipment.

·         Project management, planning and co-ordination of multiple projects, within a matrix environment.

·         Apply troubleshooting expertise to resolve complex equipment, systems and process problems using strong statistical and analytical methodologies.

·         Communicate details of findings throughout the organization.

·         You will keep up-to-date on the latest process engineering developments and technologies, and will leverage breakthrough ideas that set new performance standards.

·         You will be a key resource in proactively bringing ‘best practice’ methodologies to the organization that will lead to improved process capability, procedures and equipment.

·         You will engage with the appropriate personnel in the identification and resolution of corrective/preventative actions that address quality, technical, and manufacturing issues.


Education & Experience


·         You will have at a minimum a Level 8. B.Sc. or B.Eng. honours degree qualification in Physics/Chemistry/Biological Science or Mechanical/Material/Process Engineering, with a demonstrable track record of delivering results.

·         Previous experience in the use of 'black belt' type statistical techniques (DOE, Process Capability Analysis, Hypothesis Test methods) and problem solving methodologies would be a distinct advantage, as would familiarity with equipment validation in an FDA environment

·         Good Project Management skills, FPx or other, are required with a demonstrated ability to lead cross functional team effectively.

·         Strong communication skills and ability to relate well to your peer group.

·         Minimum of five years work experience in a high volume manufacturing environment.


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