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J&J Family of Companies Senior Mechanical Development Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Auris Health, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Development Engineer , located in Santa Clara, CA

Robotics & Digital Solutions is part of Ethicon, Inc., a global leader in surgery with products and solutions found in almost every operating room around the world. Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including robotics, digital solutions, sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com .

Our Senior Mechanical Development Engineer is responsible for the definition, design, development, and implementation of manufacturing solutions for new instruments within our Endomechanical franchise. They have responsibility for the development and qualification of components and manufacturing processes. This role will work with internal and external teams to develop advanced surgical instruments and may be responsible for leadership of junior development engineers within the project.

This person will be joining a hardworking and focused team on a high priority, must-win project within the Robotic and Digital Solutions organization. Are you interested in challenging yourself and shaping the future of surgery? Apply today!

Key Responsibilities:
  • Own and deliver the development, process characterization and validation of the mechanical components and assembly process for new product development (NPD) projects within the Robotics and Digital Solutions franchise.

  • Lead scale-up understanding from Concept to Proof of Principle of engineering unit operations. Ensure successful integration and start-up of manufacturing lines, molds and tooling to yield components and products that meet design specifications.

  • Collaborate with the design team to provide DFX (manufacturing and assembly, cost) input and enable translation of product design inputs to product and process outputs.

  • Collaborate with multi-functional partners for supplier selection, project and product risk management and design & process transfer to manufacturing site(s) on NPD projects.

  • Responsible for test, development, error proofing and qualification.

  • Own the inputs for manufacturing related activities (prototypes, build, tooling and validation) within the NPD project plan. Successfully transfer knowledge to manufacturing of unit operations enabling transition to daily production.

  • Creates process flow charts, FMEAs and control plans for new products.

  • Participate in technical design reviews for new products.



  • Minimum B.S (Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or science/engineering equivalent) and 4 years' of relevant work experience or M.S. and 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Strong DFM knowledge, including component manufacturing methods (e.g., injection molding, machining, stamping, etc.).

  • Work experience within a regulated industry (e.g., automotive, aerospace, medical, pharmaceutical, etc.).

  • Experience with process and measurement/gaging system design along with application of statistical analysis techniques to develop a stable and capable manufacturing process and qualifying component manufacturing processes.


  • Development and manufacturing experience.

  • Experience within medical products/device industry or another highly regulated industry.

  • Experience in development of plastics (injection molded and machined), metals, and mechanical components and assemblies.

  • Experience in Design of Experiments, Root Cause Understanding and application of the Scientific Method and having strong problem solving skills.

  • Experience with Design for X (Manufacturing & Assembly; Cost) and Risk Mitigation (e.g., FMEA).

  • Experience with managing hardware, software and controls development in relation to manufacturing and test systems.

  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification.

  • Project Management certification (e.g., FPX or PMP).

  • Experience working on projects within design control regulations.

  • Experience executing engineering builds (i.e., assembly, end-of-line test, etc.).

  • Advanced equipment development and/or external manufacturing & supplier management.


  • Up to 10% domestic travel.

  • light lifting may be required at times.

  • Assembly work, engineering build execution & testing.

    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.

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Primary Location

United States-California-Santa Clara-5490 Great America Pkwy


Auris Health, Inc. (6267)

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