05 Oct, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Cornelia, GA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is recruiting for a Sr. Process Engineer based in Cornelia, GA.

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

Responsible to identify process improvement initiatives and develops proposals for problem solving improvement or optimization.  Support process improvement projects that have the objectives of developing more cost efficient and quality enhanced processes.  Establish the machine hour’s standards and Overall equipment efficiency.  Assist in the development of more effective operational control system. Evaluate data generated through studies using statistical analytical methods Responsible for the development and/or revision of production standards and Manufacturing/Packaging process to assure utilization of best process.  Performs duties encompassing all process transfers and other projects in an assigned engineering specialization for the development, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of products, production processes and/or equipment, packaging, and other related activities.  Coordinates work in conjunction with personnel assigned to specific projects.

Key Responsibilities:  

•    Works in the optimization of process output and throughput, equipment utilization, equipment downtime, waste reduction/yield improvements, budget management, standard cost, and capital investment management.  
•    Provides technical support to the Production areas in evaluating process deficiencies, process changes, modifications, and equipment failure.
•     Defines, analyzes, reviews, and evaluates problems for prompt solutions.  
•     Determines, adapts, and modifies methods and standards to control all aspects of assigned projects or portions of major projects.  
•    Coordinates phases of work with other departments within the company (San Lorenzo) and with other Ethicon divisions. 
•     Perform Investigation and writes NC Reports following the established timeline. 
•     Routes and follows up the NC Reports through the evaluation, review, and approval processes to comply with the established timeline.  
•    Coordinates and participates on Cross Functional Investigation (CFI).  
•    Performs and evaluates established Production Operation metrics for Manufacturing and Packaging Areas.  Supports manufacturing in the day-to-day troubleshooting of equipment’s. 
•    Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Company Policies and Federal, State and Local Government Regulations.  
•    Revise and maintain engineering, equipment’s, and process procedure. 
•     Participates in GMP audits regarding equipment recording and machine performance. 
•     Develops new ideas within incoming processes. 
•     Coordinates communications and interfaces within end users (Ethicon San Lorenzo) and machine manufacturers or suppliers.  
•    Participates in projects involving other departments and activities (CIM, QIP, CFM, etc.).  Evaluates and reports machinery trends and OEE reports. 
•     Writes, develops, and implements validation procedures. 
•     Plans and develops own methods. 
•     Takes actions in the absence of specific instructions.  
•    Develops and presents new or improved methods.  
•    Solves manufacturing problems in a timely manner. 
•    Quality - Services must be of high quality to prevent or reduce to a minimum production's downtimes.  
•    Engaged in contacts with personnel at all levels within the organization.  Considerable contact with quality control departments and headquarter offices.  
•    Interface with appropriate manufacturing representatives to ensure manufacturing operations and projects receive effective technical support in alignment with EPS. 
•     Other miscellaneous duties as assigned by supervisor.
•    Comply with all environmental, safety and occupational health policies (i.e., ISO14001 & OSHAS 18001)



  • Bachelor Degree required; in Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical and Chemical majors preferred

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years of Experience in a process improvement or maintenance engineering role
  • Advanced computer skills and use of software application(s) including MS Office
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Medical devices or pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience with automated assembly and packaging equipment in the medical device manufacturing environment
  • Experience in developing manufacturing standards
    Process Excellence (Green Belt or Black Belt) and Lean certifications


  • This role is based in Cornelia, GA and will require travel International and Domestic up to 10%

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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