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R&D Product Development Engineer
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: West Chester, PA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/04/2021
Expire Date: 11/03/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Computers, Software, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Sports and Recreation, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
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R&D Product Development Engineer

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for an R&D Product Development Engineer located in West Chester, PA


Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing creative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. We touch the lives of over a billion people every single day.

Are you ready to impact surgical procedures?

If you want to leave your personal mark and be valued for who you are, Johnson & Johnson offers an unusual experience for engineers looking for an opportunity to work with hardworking surgeons who share your real passion for improving patient care.

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is the largest, most creative and comprehensive orthopedic business in the world. Our implants and instruments are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat patients with conditions resulting from traumatic injuries, degenerative diseases, deformities, and sports related injuries.

This position for an R&D Product Development Engineer is for the Surgeon Response Group (SRG), within the Research and Development (R&D) organization.

Our mission in SRG is to support the hospitals and surgeons who use our product every single day. This position is focused on the development of new, customized medical devices based on a request from a surgeon. In this position, you will engage with customers to design and develop new instrumentation for orthopedic procedures supporting the DePuy Synthes Trauma and CMF portfolios.

Overall Position Responsibilities:

Help lead the design and development of custom implants and instrumentation. This includes communicating with surgeons and sales consultants, understanding of clinical issues, defining the design parameters, and ensuring the correct product is provided to the customer.

Are you mechanically inclined?

This position allows you to own the project’s entire engineering development lifecycle, from conceptual designs, to crafting rapid prototypes, to releasing the finished good. Problem solving and a deep understanding of patient and surgeon needs is essential for this position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technically lead all aspects of the design process, including the identification of regulatory needs, developing design specifications, mitigating product risks, and building the engineering design history file.
  • Engage with surgeons and sales consultants to define user needs and design inputs.
  • Solve design problems utilizing CAD techniques, rapid and conventional prototyping and other available technologies.
  • Develop layouts and tolerance studies utilizing GD&T, and will participate in performing design evaluations (such as FEA, simulated use testing, dry labs and wet tissue labs etc.)
  • Work with manufacturing engineering and/or suppliers to optimize designs for manufacturability and assembly to produce functioning prototypes.
  • Perform complaint and field investigations supporting patient and customer safety
  • Perform quality/compliance activities in support of audits, remediation projects, non-conformances, regulatory compliance projects.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in designing and producing mechanical products or medical devices
  • Experience with CAD software (Pro-E, Creo, Solidworks, etc.) is necessary
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering. A Master’s degree is preferred
  • Experience in medical device industry and knowledge of Regulatory Design Controls is desirable
  • Understanding of various types of manufacturing, mechanisms, materials, proper tolerancing, drafting standards, and GD&T are required
  • Strong communication and interaction skills, with the ability to talk to surgeons, sales consultants, and marketing personnel
  • Demonstrated creative design ability
  • Proven success in bringing product from design through introduction on time
  • “Hands-on” engineer
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage a varied workload
  • Proficiency utilizing the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required
  • Up to 10% travel required


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.

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United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester-1302 Wrights Lane East
Synthes USA Products, LLC (6317)
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