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Associate Quality Engineer

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Johnson & Johnson

Associate Quality Engineer

Somerville, NJ
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices-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. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Based in Somerville, New Jersey, Ethicon Inc. was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., which was created 20 years ago, in Cincinnati, Ohio, develops innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery and continues to lead this industry today.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Associate Quality Engineer will participate in a range of initiatives within the Wound Closure business including:

    • Serve as the Quality lead on multi-functional product development teams in matters relating to Quality Engineering supporting sutures, meshes, needles, tissue skin adhesives, and combination products.
    • Support and Lead life cycle management activities including product design changes, updates to risk documentation, complaint trending, assessment of quality signals, remediation activities, and integration of regulations such as the EU MDR.
    • Support design control and process validation activities for new products and change products.
    • Partner with more senior Engineers to ensure effective and efficient use of Quality Engineering techniques such as risk analysis, test method development, statistical data analysis, and the development of sampling plans.
    • Lead and ensure the development of comprehensive risk management plans for the product and process.
    • Ensure effective and comprehensive quality strategies.
    • Ensure the development and validation of appropriate test methods for design and manufacture of products and components
    • Assist in thorough investigation of quality issues and effective corrective and/or preventive action.
    • Provide guidance to project teams, suppliers and other disciplines to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures as well as medical device and/or combination products regulations.
    • Identify areas of opportunity for improved customer experiences through the evaluation of available post-market customer data and trending of complaint data.
    • Participate in cross-functional teams towards the implementation of a combination products program in compliance with 21CFR part 4 (FDA Regulation for combination products).
    • Support the development of combination products including elements of pharmaceutical GMP’s such as annual product stability, tracking of drug degradation, establishment of yield targets, supporting cleaning validations, and developing sampling plans for the inspection of reserve samples.
  • Qualifications


    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Life Science, Physical Science or a related field is required; A Master’s Degree is preferable
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship in the future.
    • MS computer skills including Power Point, Word, and Excel are required.
    • A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 (based on 4.0 scale) is required.


    • Prior experience in Medical Device or other regulated industry is preferred
    • Related experience through Co-ops, Internships, or other Industry/Academia experience is preferred
    • Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in campus/community service activities are preferred
    • Knowledge of statistical analysis and statistical analysis tools such as Minitab is preferred


    • Position location: Somerville, New Jersey;
    • This position may require up to 25% travel: Domestic (US) and International
  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care
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  • About Us
    When you join Johnson & Johnson, your next move could mean the next innovation. In the next ten years, healthcare is predicted to radically transform more than any other industry, with old models being disrupted in favor of new methods to make the world a healthier place for everyone. Johnson & Johnson has long excelled in times of transformation. Its history of firsts—from Band-Aids to feminine care to treatments for HIV, cancer, Ebola, and, most recently, Alzheimer’s — demonstrates how J&J combines passion, science and technology to create game-changing innovations. Those epic innovations were discovered, developed and distributed by people just like you. And when you apply your talent to Johnson & Johnson's shared purpose, there’s no end to the lasting impact you can make, together. And that changes everything.