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Posted: Friday, October 6, 2017 7:06 PM


Ethicon Inc. is currently recruiting for a Senior Development Engineer to lead Metal Component development and qualification activities for surgical instruments in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ethicon offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, energy devices, clip appliers, and trocars - that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity.
Our team of engineers, designers, and technical experts are in the forefront of technology in the medical device industry. You will be making a vital contribution to the New Product Development (NPD) pipeline and transforming patient care through innovation. Our Development Engineering staff works with NPD teams and Suppliers to develop robust component designs and manufacturing processes that meet or exceed all product requirements at the lowest possible manufacturing cost. This is an opportunity for a key role in bringing exciting new products to market to support the EndoMechanical franchise while also providing the opportunity for significant professional growth.
In the Senior Engineering role, you will:
  • Lead component development activities within New Product Development projects, primarily supporting activities within the Ethicon EndoMechanical business unit but may have assignments within Ethicon Robotics or Ethicon Energy.
  • Work with our Supply Base to provide metals components and sub-assemblies that meet established cost, quality, and performance requirements.
  • Provide project planning, design support, process development knowledge, and qualification / validation / stabilization execution.
  • Utilize their prior work experience, Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) techniques, Lean Six Sigma process knowledge, and the Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool to drive the product design to its most efficient outcome.
  • Have significant experience with several of the following metal processing technologies utilized by Ethicon’s suppliers: Swiss Screw Machining, Metal Injection Molding, Stamping, Milling, Welding, Powdered Metal Forming, Sintering, Heat Treatment, etc.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with an Engineering focus is required.
  • A minimum of (5) years of work experience in manufacturing process development or operations is required.
  • Prior experience with Metal component manufacturing processes is required
  • Application of statistical analysis techniques is required (Process Stability / Control / Capability methods, etc.)
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) experience is preferred.
  • Development and Application of gauging techniques and subsequent Measurement Systems Analyses (G&RR) is required.
  • Prior experience in New Product Development, Project Management, and Risk Management experience is preferred.
  • Experience within a medical device production environment or other regulated environment is preferred.
  • Previous experience with Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is preferred.
  • Experience with tooling design / build of metal injection molding, stamping, or machining processes is preferred.
  • Experience with Process Excellence Six Sigma, Green Belt or Black Belt is preferred.
  • Knowledge of GD&T (ASME Y14.5) is preferred.
  • This position is located in Cincinnati, OH and may require up to 30% travel.

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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