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Post Date:Dec 27, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/27/2017Salary:
Location:US-OH-Cincinnati Job Reference:7510171218-en-us

Job Description:

Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Staff Supplier Quality Engineer in the new Supplier Quality Development Engineering Organization, located in Cincinnati, OH.

The team will partner

with the Research & Development, Product Management and Advanced Sourcing & Innovation teams throughout both the development & qualification processes as well as the development of the supplier's quality systems. Key areas where this team will partner with AS&I and Product Mgmt are supplier selection, CTQ cascade, component development, test method verification, and component qualification. There are 1,000+ components currently being developed across the ETH/CSS supply chain and this will require the team to take a risk-based approach to focus on key suppliers and components.

The Staff Supplier

Quality Development Engineer primary function includes but is not limited to:

  • Component development as part of New Product or Process Introduction.


Selection of suppliers

for highly engineered components.


Implementation of

Critical to Quality requirements for externally manufactured components ensuring robust processes at suppliers that meet CTQ's.


Qualification of highly

engineered components including validation, requirements review, risk management such as FMEA's and Control plans, Test Method validation and measurement system analysis, Development of inspection strategies.


Demonstrating strong

proficiency in applying established tools and methods (for example, Six Sigma, Lean) to identify and realize new product or process introductions, as well as process and business improvements.

- Leading and/or contributing to the utilization of various risk management and risk mitigation tools and practices (for example, mistake proofing, critical control points, failure mode and effects analysis).


Leading or contributing

to the reliability assessments of product design.

- Leading and/or contributing to root cause investigations using various problem solving techniques and tools (Ex. K-T analysis), and assesses effectiveness of corrective actions.


Conducting and

supporting the development of, test methods in equipment, process, and product qualifications/validations.

- Developing, implementing, and/or maintaining process Quality control plans that are in accordance with product or process risk level, and ensures those plans are consistently followed.

- Developing, implementing, and/or maintaining production and process controls using appropriate techniques and tools (for example, advanced process monitoring and control tools, methods of statistical process control, process performance metrics). Perform or guide Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).


Mentoring others in

various technical capabilities.


Interpreting standard

and non-standard sampling plans.


Participating in

technical reviews as appropriate.


Supporting execution of

strategic vision or plan by collaborating with other quality leaders to identify required Quality Engineering skills and competencies.


Supports the application

of quality engineering and quality compliance in support of demanding projects.


May also be involved

with Quality Systems initiatives as a primary assignment or additional assignment.


Will have more advanced

understanding of the expected output of quality processes and be able to assess the adequacy of objective evidence.


Will be able to take

more complex CAPA issues and drive to completion.


Plan and perform basic

reliability testing and analysis.


Experience managing

projects and demonstrating project leadership abilities.


A minimum of BS in

engineering from an accredited engineering or relevant science is required.

A relevant advanced

degree is preferred.

A minimum of 6 years of work experience is required.

Experience in a highly regulated

industry is required.

Applies advanced Quality

Engineering/Scientific Method techniques and principles to daily tasks and activities. In addition, applies relevant regulations, standards, GxP requirements, and industry best practices to assignments.

Plans and conducts

projects with moderate to high technical responsibility, complexity, or strategic input.

Receives summary

instructions from technical Quality leaders at various levels, in addition to other functional stakeholders.

Black Belt in one or

more of the Process Excellence roadmaps (DMADVV, DMAIIC, or Lean) strongly Preferred.

Certifications - Certified Quality Engineer from ASQ and additional certifications are preferred.

Advanced knowledge of

Quality Engineering/Scientific Method techniques and principles. Applied

statistics of increasing complexity

Strong technical

understanding of manufacturing equipment and processes.

Understanding of new

product or process introduction processes, and expertise in component qualifications/process validations.

Experience implementing

appropriate risk mitigation with knowledge of product or process and process Risk Management (FDA & ISO standards).

Experience working in a

regulated environment. This includes knowledge of, and experience with, applicable standards, GxP requirements and regulations.


Design control


Good documentation practices


Good manufacturing practices


Organizational requirements

- Root cause analysis and Corrective Action / Preventive Action (CAPA)



Staff Quality Engineer

will be called to mentor less experienced quality engineers. At times the Staff QE may be required to supervise external contractors.


Up to 25% travel required in support of projects.

Primary Location

United States-Ohio-Cincinnati


Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)

Job Function

Quality (Eng)

Requisition ID


Contact Information
Johnson & Johnson

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