Sr. Engineer, Polymer Processing Job

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Sr. Engineer, Polymer Processing
Ethicon, Inc., now part of the Global Surgery Group of the Medical Device and Diagnostics sector of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Senior Engineer - Polymer Processing, located in Somerville, NJ.
The Global Surgery Innovation organization has recently integrated in 2012 to support all 7 business units under Global Surgery, including General Surgery, Biosurgery, Energy, Acclarent, Mentor, Cardio Vascular, BWI and Sterilmed. Global Surgery Innovation functions include Business Unit R&D;, Regulatory, and Clinical and Medical Affairs.
Ethicon Products, part of the General Surgery business unit, has a long history in both absorbable and non-absorbable polymers and leverages this expertise in designing clinically relevant medical devices, including sutures, meshes and films.
The Senior Engineer - Polymer Processing will be responsible for leading and contributing to cross-functional / multidisciplinary project teams (R&D;, manufacturing, marketing, regulatory, etc.) in the design, development, and manufacturing of the surgical sutures, surgical devices, and related products and processes. The Senior Engineer will conduct research toward new product or process development or development efforts toward improvement of existing products or process. The individual in this position will contribute inventions, new designs, new processes and techniques to solve technical problems based on customer needs. This position will interact directly with customers (surgeons) to determine and identify unmet needs and work towards producing products to support these conditions. The individual in this position must be a creative, hands-on engineer needed to design and develop new medical devices from concept through product launch.
The Senior Engineer - Polymer Processing will need to have the ability to incorporate manufacturability into new product development and interact with manufacturing to scale up R&D; prototype equipment to manufacturing capacity. This role will frequently interact with outside vendors and academia to bring state of the art technologies, techniques, processes, and equipment in-house for new product development. Additionally, this position will provide technical support to manufacturing and marketing, and the incumbent must have the capability to handle multiple projects and tasks, simultaneously.
A minimum of MS degree in Polymer Science and/or Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or an allied field with a minimum of 5 years of industrial experience as a technical contributor is required. A Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science and/or Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or an allied field with a minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial environment preferred. Adept, hands-on experimentalist with extensive experience in polymer processing is required, where the preferred areas of expertise including compounding, film extrusion, fiber spinning, injection-molding & associated down-stream processes of crystalline resins. An understanding of polymer physics, material characterization, structure-property relations and utilization towards application development is required. Experience in medical devices product/process development with the technical acumen to reach fellow level is preferred. Experience working with bioabsorbable polymer based materials is desired. Knowledge of medical devices regulations is preferred. Experience incorporating manufacturability into the new product development is preferred. Knowledge of Design/Process Excellence (Six Sigma) is preferred.
The ability to work in a team-oriented environment that embraces change, risk, and flexibility is needed. This individual must be capable of handling multiple projects/tasks at the same time. A demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team with sense of urgency against timelines is needed. Demonstrated ability to listen to customers' needs, develop solutions to meet their requirements, trust and respect is needed. Must be an adept, hands-on engineer, and be willing to do hands on lab work. This individual will have the potential to lead project team as either a technical leader or project leader. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. A passion and enthusiasm for innovation will be an asset. Proven problem solving skills and good interpersonal relationship and people skills will be needed.
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Primary Location: North America-United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Organization: Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function: R&D; Engineering (R&D;)
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Date: Wed, 29 01 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Country: US
State: NJ
City: Somerville
Postal Code: 08876
Locale: en_US

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