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Johnson & Johnson

Manufacturing Engineer

Posted Oct 6, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00012455
40 hrs/week
1 year
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Title: Manufacturing Engineer 


Reports to: Principal Process Engineer  


Location: Cerenovus, Galway 


Work type: Hybrid - 3 days on site, 2 days remote 


Start date: As soon as possible


Contract duration:12 months 


Hours: 39 hours a week


Hourly pay rate: €27.21 PAYE 



About the Company:


CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is a global leader in neurovascular care. Our commitment to changing the trajectory of stroke is inspired by our long heritage and dedication to helping physicians protect people from a lifetime of hardship. CERENOVUS offers a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. 


What is it like to work at CERENOVUS Galway? 


  • Culturally, we are putting the needs of Our Credo stakeholders first through pursuing the highest standards of quality, compliance, and ethics, ensuring everyday actions contribute to Our Purpose.
  • We are continuing to better our understanding of clot science, through our Neuro Thromboembolic Initiative (NTI). This is a commitment to advance the treatment of stroke through interdisciplinary collaboration and investment in clot and stroke research. How we understand clots and their behaviour enhances our opportunity to design devices that improve patient outcomes and, overall, advance the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
  • Strong new product pipeline and the fastest growing medical device company within J&J in 2021.
  • From a People perspective, we invest in our people, and take great pride in providing a positive work environment which respects diversity, supports wellbeing, and embraces innovation. This is empowered through our employee resource groups (ERGs) focused on further balances of gender, nationality, capability and more, including the additional attracting of qualified diverse candidates for our open roles.



Job Summary: 

CERENOVUS a Johnson & Johnson company is recruiting for a Technical Life Cycle Management (TLCM) Product Development Engineer located in Galway, Ireland.

The role works as part of a multi-functional team in the development and production of medical devices used for the treatment of stroke. This position works as a recognized manufacturing and process technical expert who can provide process engineering knowledge and oversight particularly in the areas of metal forming, catheter manufacture and micro assembly processes.

This includes providing technical expertise within the supply chain team tasked with the production of acute ischemic stroke devices.

As this position will be responsible for running a portfolio of projects, strong project management skills and experience of working in a matrix organisation are highly desired.


The responsibilities and the impact YOU will have: 


  • Develops process excellence techniques to identify systematic issues.
  • Tracks trends, develops and implements equipment and/or process improvements that will improve efficiency, product yield, and equipment reliability
  • Demonstrate proven hands-on engineering skills in the development of new processes
  • Manage the implementation and validation of new manufacturing processes and equipment to support the assembly of new neurovascular products. 
  • Support the selection and validation of new materials, such as polymers, metals, and adhesives, for neurovascular applications.
  • Solving problems and resolving equipment, systems, and process problems to prevent the occurrence of product and process nonconformities
  • The candidate will represent Supply Chain on strategic new projects including breakthrough manufacturing technologies.
  • Generates capital equipment appropriations required for new process implementation and controls expenditures to ensure compliance with timing and budget requirements
  • Liaises with appropriate functions and external suppliers to provide financial cost evaluations for projects.
  • Applies verbal and written communications skills in periodic and special reports and presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Performs analytical problem solving and utilises structured decision-making skills.


We would love to hear from YOU, if you have the following essential requirements: 


  • Mechanical or biomedical engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within a GMP regulated medical device design and/or manufacturing environment.
    • Note experience >2years is desired, candidates with all levels of experience >2years are encouraged to apply for the role. The job title, role and responsibilities can be adapted to match the candidate's experience. 
  • Task management experience and team member experience as part of a project team.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting and analysis methods to assess product standard costs, project values, and capital requirements.
  • A strategic team-player, with deep-rooted initiative and accountability.
  • Inherent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in processes such as polymer processing (compounding, extrusion, fusing), metal processing (machining, laser cutting, polishing), welding, equipment & tool design.
  • Experience with new product development design development process. 



  • Process automation knowledge for small scale assembly. 
  • Experience of technology transfer and process optimisation.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System requirements as per ISO13485 and FDA 21 CFR 820
  • Specific experience of laser cutting welding, adhesive bonding and catheter manufacture.


This is what awaits YOU at J&J: 

This is an opportunity to work with a ground-breaking biomedical operation and to be a member of a Johnson & Johnson company, with an excellent record in employee continuous professional development and business improvement. 

We are passionate about our work; we play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson, our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. 

Whether you’re one of the people who already work here, or you’re considering joining the team, we offer: 

  • An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.
  • A dynamic and inspiring working environment.
  • Opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.
  • Possibilities for further personal and professional development/education.
  • Excellent benefits.



Live Our Credo & Pursue Our Purpose: 

As part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, Our Purpose is ‘We blend heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.’ We are guided by the values in Our Credo. With responsibility to patients, employees, communities, and stakeholders, Our Credo puts the needs of each of those first. 


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:


For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.


Thank you very much and we look forward to receiving your application.


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