21 May, 2024

Senior Continuous Improvement (OpEx) Engineer

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Danvers, MA, USA
Improvement Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Johnson & Johnson is currently seeking a Sr. Continuous Improvement (OpEx) Engineer to join our Production and Planning Team located in Danvers, MA. 

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/ .

Principle Duties and Responsibilities :

  •  Identify, coordinate, execute, and track continuous improvement activities and projects in production, quality inspection, and logistics by utilizing standardized Lean tools and methods to achieve scale-up goals.
  •  Utilize data analysis and establish metrics to measure the effectiveness and impact of process improvement initiatives and utilize analysis to make data-driven decisions.
  • Develop and implement global standards for OPEX tools, Efficiency, and Kaizen programs in a fast-paced, highly regulated environment.
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of and serve as contact person to all in Operations regarding Lean tools (e.g. VSM, Kanban, line balancing, theory of constraints, single piece flow, standard work, SMED, 5S, Quality at the Source, process capability, rolled throughput yield management, inventory reduction, etc.)
  •  Lead and facilitate process improvement workshops and events, including Kaizen events, to drive continuous improvement in the organization, drive quick implementation, and follow up on action items.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally (production management, process engineering, quality management, and others) at the location to understand site specific business priorities/goals to prioritize improvement activity.
  •  Work directly with associates/operators with a “hands-on” mentality to identify, assess the impact (i.e. potential efficiency/capacity gains, etc.), prioritize, and present improvement activities to the management team.
  • Drive the development of training programs and ensure all employees receive lean training. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing/ operations environment, preferably in the medical device industry
  • Demonstrate experience in implementing lean methodologies and continuous improvement techniques, such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, or similar.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with data analysis and metrics.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams
  • Experience with regulatory compliance requirements, including ISO 13485 and FDA regulations.
  •  Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint with strong presentation skills.

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.

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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