Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is currently recruiting for n Associate Engineer for the Product and Process Tech Ops group in Cornelia and Athens Georgia.
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 delivering outstanding results to our customers? Apply now for this exciting opportunity!
Plans and conducts activities related to the development of new processes including researching current and emerging technologies, evaluating process cost, quality, and capability alternatives, and performing process characterization and optimization using designed experiments, problem solving, and decision-making tools. Provides technical expertise in troubleshooting, design, and construction of manufacturing processes, systems and equipment. Ensures fulfillment of all regulatory, safety, industrial hygiene and environmental requirements for implementation of new products, processes, and equipment.
- Conducts validation studies on manufacturing equipment and processes.
- Plans, coordinates, and implements all qualification of new and/or improved manufacturing processes and equipment.
- Provides troubleshooting and technical assistance to the site operations.
- Effectively uses control charts and operational indicators, such as OEE, downtime, yield, and develops improvement actions as needed.
- Effectively manage resources allocated to assigned projects to meet quality, financial, EH&S, and product/process improvement targets.
- Create and participate in a work environment in which change is embraced and collaboration is the foundation of success.
- Prepare oral and written technical and progress reports regarding projects.
- Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to various management levels
- Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures
- Works within a team environment; behaving in a CREDO-based, supportive manner.
- Adheres to J&J environmental and safety policies and guidelines.
- Follows quality system requirements as defined within procedures and instructions.
- Accurately completes records as defined within the job procedures (e.g. manual and/or electronic documentation).
- Participate in formulating quality/performance standards or product/processes.
- Support efforts to develop and sustain a culture of waste reduction and affect an ongoing and sustained improvement in product and process quality.
- Assist in preparation of annual budget, including identification of new projects to drive growth and cost control for both enterprise and operating company success.
- Originate Capital appropriation Requests (CAR) for capital required project work.
- Fulfill all business plan and CAR obligations for assigned areas of responsibility.
- Drive identification and successfully implement cost improvement projects (CIP).
- Plan, conduct, and direct validation studies, including complete projects requiring advanced knowledge of equipment and processes.
- Coordinate activity of suppliers and divisional contacts within the company.
- Accountable for ensuring the completeness of training programs for craft associates on equipment modifications and new machinery
- Accountable for assuring product and equipment designs are capable of meeting ETHICON, Inc. quality standards.
- Accountable to the Johnson and Johnson Standards of Leadership (Credo Values, customer/Marketplace Focus, Innovation, Masters complexity, and Organizational and People Development).
- Investigate and manage customer complaints, as necessary.
- Experience and Education:
- This is an entry level engineering role requiring 0+ years of experience. Prior engineering Co-Op or internship experience preferred.
- Bachelor Science (BS) Degree or Equivalent Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or similar
- Computer and database management skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellence communication and interpersonal relation skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Project is preferred.
- Experience with Minitab is preferred.
- Knowledge of Statistical and analytical problem solving methodologies.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required.
- Ability to initiate and lead change as well as build effective teams across manufacturing and support areas in multiple facilities.
- This position is located in Cornelia, GA but may require up to 10% travel domestically.
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.