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Johnson & Johnson

Process Engineer

Posted Apr 20, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015095
40 hrs/week
1 year
Payrate range

Process Engineer

Location: Galway - Hybrid, 3 days a week on site

Duration: 12 months

Hours: 39 per week

Pay rate range: Depending on experience 

CERENOVUS a Johnson & Johnson company is recruiting for a Process 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 polymer/metal forming and micro assembly processes.

This includes providing technical expertise within the Technical Life Cycle Management and Engineering (TLCME) 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.

roles and responsibilities

  • Demonstrate proven hands-on engineering skills in the development of new processes.

  • Develops and implements equipment and/or process improvements that will improve efficiency, product yield, and equipment reliability.

  • Manage the implementation and validation of new manufacturing processes and equipment to support the assembly of new neurovascular products.

  • Maintains product design and process knowledge for assigned products.

  • Support the selection and validation of new materials, such as polymers, metals, adhesives, for neurovascular applications.

  • Facilitates experiments and capability studies, designs, and procures process tools and develops process specifications.

  • Applies broad scientific and engineering knowledge to the required design changes of medical device products, including associated validations.

  • The candidate will represent Supply Chain on strategic new projects including breakthrough manufacturing technologies.

  • Performs vendor and production evaluation to ensure adequate capability to produce quality products in required quantities at an effective cost.

  • Provides technical support to outside suppliers, vendors, and/or consultants as required, inclusive of supplier visits and identification / implementation of process improvements.

  • Works on proposals and cost estimates of project/process related costs or cost improvements.

  • 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.

  • Generates written protocols and reports to support assigned projects.

how to succeed

  • Mechanical or biomedical engineering degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within a GMP regulated Operations Department environment.

  • Project Management experience or alternatively a key core team member as part of a project team.

  • Knowledge of financial accounting and analysis methods to assess product standard costs, project values, and capital requirements.

  • Inherent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong process validation and statistical analysis experience.

  • Experience in special processes, for example, catheter assembly, polymer processing (compounding, extrusion, fusing), metal processing (machining, laser cutting, polishing), welding, equipment & tool design.


  • Process automation knowledge for small scale assembly.

  • Experience of technology transfer and process optimisation.

  • Project Management qualification (PMP or equivalent).

  • Familiarity with ISO 13485 Design Control, Design Verification and Validation, and manufacturing process qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ) as related to medical devices is preferred.

  • Experience in managing technical relationships with external suppliers and OEMs preferred


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for 12 months and has a strong chance of extension. 

you are welcome here

Cerenovus is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

about Cerenovus

Cerenovus is part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech and an emerging 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. At Cerenovus we offer a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. Contribute to the next healthcare breakthrough with your next project at Cerenovus. 


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.

  • We are a fast growing division within J&J with a demonstrated drive for innovation and a strong new product pipeline. As a testament to this Cerenovus Galway recently won the Medtech Company of the year award in 2022.

  • From a People perspective, we 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.

application process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email. The pay rate for this role will depend on how you are paid. PAYE, LTD & Umbrella options are available. 


If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: Tabitha.Crabtree@randstadsourceright.co.uk

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 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”.

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