28 Jun, 2024

Process Engineer

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Johnson & Johnson is currently seeking a Process Engineer to join our Ethicon team.

This position will be based at the San Lorenzo facility for approximately 3 months following the start date. Subsequently, the position will be based at the Manatí facility. Ethicon is expanding its manufacturing operations to Manatí, Puerto Rico. Resources hired will work in San Lorenzo temporarily until the Manatí Manufacturing Facility is operational. 

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/. 

The Process Engineer will be 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.



·       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).

·       Performs and evaluates established Production Operation metrics for Manufacturing and Packaging Areas. Supports manufacturing in the day-to-day troubleshooting of equipment.

·       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.



  •   Bachelors degree in Engineering required with experience within process improvement or maintenance engineering functions highly preferred. Will consider College Hire (recently graduated Dec 2023 - May 2024) with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and with at least six (6) months of experience in the manufacturing regulated industry is preferred; previous COOP and/or internship experience will be considered.
  • Experience with automated assembly and packaging equipment in the medical device manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Experience in developing manufacturing standards a plus.
  • Requires working / visiting all shifts and flexibility to work holidays, irregular hours including weekends per the operational needs.
  • Fully Bilingual (Spanish/ English) is required.
  • Process Excellence (Green Belt or Black Belt) and Lean certifications are preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills and use of software application(s) including MS Office is required.


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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