05 Jan, 2022

Process Engineer

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • San Lorenzo, Paraguay
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Job Description

Ethicon LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting one (1) position for Process Engineer - for the facility located in San Lorenzo, PR. 


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.

Are you interested in joining a diverse team that is helping improve patient care and drive innovation? Apply today!


Responsible for providing Base Business Support. 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:

  • The Process Engineer 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).  P
  • Performs and evaluates established Production Operation metrics for Manufacturing and Packaging Areas.  Supports manufacturing in the day-to-day troubleshooting of equipments. 
  • Leads mitigations to determine the root cause, provide recommendations and may lead NCR’s and CAPA depending on the need or root cause.
  • Revise and maintain engineering, equipment 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.



  • Minimum of an Engineering Bachelor’s degree required; focused degree in Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical majors preferred

Skills & Experience:


  • From 0 to 2 Year working in highly regulated industry is required.
  • Previous engineering COOP and/or internship experience highly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated agility to learn and adapt, lead change, and work under pressure to achieve consistently high results in quality, efficiency, and compliance through individual and team efforts
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Also, able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.


  • Requires English and Spanish fluency (read/write/speak)
  • Requires ability to meet the physical demands (stand/walk/crouch/kneel, work with hand tools) and environmental demands (moderate noise, wear gowning in adherence with Quality procedures)
  • Requires up to 10% travel, domestic and international
  • Requires ability to work standard business hours, with flexibility to support other shifts as needed
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and other employees of the organization

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.


For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com.

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