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J&J Family of Companies R&D Senior Technician III in Redwood City, California

Robotics & Digital Solutions is part of Ethicon, Inc., is recruiting for a R&D Senior Technician III.

Robotics & Digital Solutions is part of Ethicon, Inc., a global leader in surgery with products and solutions found in almost every operating room around the world. Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including robotics, digital solutions, sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit


R&D Sr Technician will support R&D and Manufacturing Engineers to set up manufacturing pilot line for new product development, assemble devices, execute engineering experiments, perform testing and document testing results. The technician will assist the engineers for builds and provide feedback for improvement of manufacturing processes. In addition, the technician may support instrument testing and production for training and production builds.

The Sr Technician will work with other members of the Instrument Engineering team to conceive, develop, prototype, test and debug novel catheter delivery systems in accordance with established policies, goals, and objectives. The Technician must have experience in an R&D and manufacturing setting and has proven ability to follow both verbal and written instructions.

Attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively are essential traits of a good Technician that will help J&J evaluate design concepts and improve our manufacturing processes.

Core Job Responsibilities:

The position requires a wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in the functional engineering field plus a working knowledge of other related disciplines. This individual must have a strong technical background in the design of catheter and flexible instrument technology and the ability to guide the process of creative design from design inputs through sound experimental design.

  • Assemble various catheter designs and assist in developing design improvements and assembly approaches & fixtures/tool design for articulating catheter devices.

  • Utilize small hand tools and/or precision devices and microscopes to aid in the manufacturing process.

  • Communicate status of R&D activities, key learning’s and make any recommendations to project team members and other functions.

  • Support experimentation to uncover key relationships between process variables and product performance.

  • Set up and work on pilot line to support engineers in new product development and able to build prototypes and provide feedback to engineers.

  • Execute protocols and document test results or draft/redline work instructions

  • Coordinates with the needs of the research team to provide them with early prototype design, concepts for testing as needed.

  • Assist engineers for material inventory control, failure analysis, and troubleshoot material issues

  • Provide feedback or ideas for continuous improvement

  • Perform testing, experimentation, and analysis.

  • Support verification activities.

  • Support process and equipment qualification work.

  • Support product design which meets requirements regulated by FDA, UL, CE, and other governing bodies as defined by management.

  • Sharing and training of other operators/assemblers of process and techniques.

  • Maintain work stations, Research & Development equipment and all areas utilized by lab, along with other relevant individuals. Duties as required or directed as necessary for achieving overall company goals

  • Maintain a legible, signed and documented laboratory notebook to protect and ensure any and all patentable advances in technology

  • Train manufacturing operators on processes and techniques

  • Understand the job specific quality system procedures and processes as defined in the training matrix and adhere to the requirement listed in those documents

    Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are flexible Monday through Friday, generally 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


  • High School diploma or GED is required

  • A minimum of 4 years work experience is required

  • 10+ years of experience as an assembly operator or technician in the medical device industry is required

  • Experience in medical device assembly in cleanroom environment is required

  • Experience in supporting engineering prototyping and pilot builds is required

  • Experience in catheter assembly process is required

  • Electronic board soldering, experience in handling ESD sensitive components is preferred

  • Extensive knowledge and proven track record of Mechanical design and rapid product development and its application to disposable & reusable medical devices is required

  • Expertise in SolidWorks including creating models, assemblies, and detailed drawings is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams is required

  • Comfortable working with and seeking optimum solutions with other Instrument and Manufacturing team members.

  • Proficiency in basic computer skills such as Word and Excel is desired

  • Experience working with ISO requirements, GMP guidelines, FDA regulations, medical device design control, and manufacturing scale-up processes is preferred

  • Previous start-up experience, a plus.

  • Strong creative ability (as demonstrated by a number of patents) as well as IP knowledge is 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.

Primary Location

United States-California-Redwood City-150 Shoreline Dr


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