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Process Engineer EST

Zuchwil, Switzerland
Process Engineering

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905737068W

"Caring for the world… one person at a time” … inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. This culture of caring is the focus of our corporate philosophy, that are anchored in the internationally applicable Credo


DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of technology, devices, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we created one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today’s evolving health care environment. Our broad array of inspired, innovative and high-quality offerings help advance the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

in our headquarters in Zuchwil we are looking for a:

Process Engineer

Your Responsibilities:

  • Support attainment of key business metrics through the provision of engineering support for value stream processes. 
  • Elimination of safety and quality risks in the process through the delivery of robust engineering solutions. 
  • Manage costs through the delivery of scrap, reprocessing and consumable projects. 
  • Design & develop tools, fixtures, gauges and special equipment for manufacturing operations in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and outside vendors. 
  • Develop stable and capable manufacturing processes through a structured process development approach. 
  • Preparation of all relevant manufacturing specifications. HS&E • Actively promote a safety culture. 
  • Manage contractors / vendors working on site to ensure full compliance with site safety requirements. 
  • Ensure production equipment meets all relevant national and J&J Health, Safety and Environment requirements through completion of required assessments and documentation. 
  • Competent in validation requirements for new consumables / materials and process changes. 
  • Updates and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for process steps. 
  • Ensure timely closure of quality actions such as Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s. 
  • Ensure all process development, validation, etc. is managed in accordance with the Quality management system.
  • Support day to day operations through attendance at pulse walks and the timely closure of actions. 
  • Root Cause Analysis and implementation of robust solutions to supply and quality issues as they arise through tools such as 8D and Six Sigma.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities ensuring projects are delivered to agreed timelines.
  • Manage the consumables budget for the assigned value stream identifying opportunities for cost reduction and managing the delivery of savings.
  • Lead scrap reduction within the value stream through a structured approach to data capture, analysis and problem solving. 
  • Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the department’s continuous improvement program. 
  • Provide process input into the value stream mapping process which is used to develop the business plan for the value stream. 
  • Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified. People 
  • Actively interface with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating and project requirements. 
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the Engineering team. 
  • Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioral Standards based culture within the Engineering team. Strategic 
  • Work with Team Lead and/or Manager to develop and implement strategic engineering Goals & Objectives. 
  • Support the implementation of all engineering and plant strategic initiatives.

  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering / Science discipline or equivalent
  • 2+ years relevant experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead significant projects to completion, on time and within budget. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues and provide practical and cost-effective engineering solutions.  
  • Ideally have surface finish experience or knowledge of metals
  • Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc. 
  • Certification in Six Sigma or Statistical Engineering desirable
  • fluent English required

If you feel attracted by this challenge and want to be part of a successful and growing organization, then please send us your online application (CV, Motivation Letter, Working References etc.).


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Primary Location
Synthes Produktions GmbH (7117)
Job Function
Process Engineering
Requisition ID