J&J Family of Companies Senior External Process Engineer in Monument, Colorado

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Senior Engineer for External Technical Operations. This position is to be located in one of the following DePuy Synthes locations: Monument, CO; Raynham, MA; or Warsaw, IN

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today's evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.

This process engineer will support Suppliers Manufacturing Implants & Instruments for DePuy Synthes. He or she will be responsible for external supplier support activities who manufacture, clean, and package DS products or components including verification/validation activities as well as process optimization. The process engineer will partner and collaborate with Supplier Quality and Procurement to improve supplier reliability, resolve technical issues that affect Quality or Delivery of product, and reduce cost of manufacturing.


  • Deliver Supplier Reliability through Process/Technical Issue Remediation

  • Lead Process Development and Improvement at Suppliers

  • Deliver J&J Owned Equipment/Tooling Qualifications

  • Deliver Modified Supplier BOMs as Required

  • Execute Quality System requirements for Supplier Activities including: MPIs, Change Orders, PFMEA, engineering studies, verification/validation protocols and reports

  • Support Quality Event Resolution

  • Support Supplier Process Verification/Validation

  • Support Raw Material/Part Drawing Reviews and Changes

  • Support Test Equipment Validation and Gauge R&R

  • Support Cost Gap Modeling to Use Stronger Negotiations for Price Reduction

  • Assess supplier cost of manufacturing to ideal state and find opportunities

  • Direct and support PFMEA for supplier process and lead risk assessment effort for overall process

  • Develop project timeline and tasks to be completed as part of supplier projects

  • Develop strategic alliances across functions, business units and geographic boundaries to achieve effective outcomes over the long-term

  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities

  • Evaluate and implement processes and programs to improve product quality, reduce cost at supplier

  • Ensure supplier process parameters are capable for qualification, verification, and validation activities

  • Route and approve Supplier Non-conformances and Corrective actions as required



  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 4 years of manufacturing, quality engineering, or manufacturing or process engineering experience

  • Strong understanding of process engineering

  • Ability to work with Suppliers and their employees (operations, engineers, and managers) to resolve problems and make improvements

  • Ability to read and understand drawings/part prints

  • Ability to write and suggestion improvements using PFMEA approach

  • Ability to support Supplier’s process validations/verifications

  • Ability to read and understand technical documents

  • Ability to be trained and use computer business systems – i.e. SAP, Agile/ADAPTIV, ETQ, Windchill, etc.

  • Strong project management Skills is helpful

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Lean Engineering knowledge

  • Ability to travel up to 25% domestic and international

This position is to be located in one of the following DePuy Synthes locations: Monument, CO; Raynham, MA; or Warsaw, IN

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location

United States-Indiana-Warsaw

Other Locations

North America-United States-Colorado-Monument, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Raynham


DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)

Job Function

Process Engineering

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