Process Validation Engineer

Job#: 2014429

Job Description:

The Robotic And Digital solutions group, part of the Ethicon Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Process Validation Engineer NPI, located in Santa Clara, CA.
Pay: $70-90/hour on W2
1 Year Minimum Contract
The Process Validation Engineer NPI is responsible for acting as a team member on process and product development projects conducting various assignments in cooperation with direction of team & team leader.
Scope of responsibility included characterizing, qualifying and validating equipment and process needed for robotic assembly, dispensing, and/or packaging components and/or products. Conducts and drives Process Characterization, TMV (Test Method Validation) and Risk assessment activities.

  • Supports investigations to determine root cause of failures, presents results, and proposes corrective and preventative actions as required to support CAPA.
  • Collaborates and interacts with other company teams, including NPI Engineering, Development/Operation Quality, Regulatory, and Program Management.
  • Provide engineering, risk assessment, and statistics support in the development and maintenance of the company’s quality systems.
  • Follows domestic and international regulatory standards (e.g., GxP and ISO 13485).


  • Works under general supervision.
  • Perform process validations as required, IQ/OQ/PQ; generate protocols and test reports.
  • Act as technical liaison between Quality Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Complete validation assignments involving TMV, Process Characterization, DOE.  
  • Understands and applies test methods to locate, reproduce, identify, and analyze complex failures.  Develop Process Failure Mode and Effects Analyses. 
  • Apply comprehensive & diverse knowledge of engineering principles to assignments.
  • Co-ordinate activities with internal & external customers and suppliers.
  • Authors and reviews technical protocols, reports, standards and change orders.
  • Participates in presentation of progress and results to all levels of organization.
  • Generates monthly status reports on individual activity.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical field (for example, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc.) is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a technical field is preferred.
  • Experience with GR&R, FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis), DOE and process characterization is preferred.
  • Experience with Process Validation (IQ/OQ/PQ), able to generate protocols and test reports.
  • Experience with statistical analysis software tool such as MiniTab is preferred.
  • Knowledge of LEAN/ Six Sigma and Process Six Sigma is preferred.
  • Understanding of Statistical Analysis used to identify issues in post-market surveillance, complaints, and servicing is preferred.
  • Understanding of Risk Management (Medical Device) is preferred.
  • Strong integration skills to identify Manufacturing and Supplier related issues of Medical Device Capital Equipment is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams for qualifications, verifications, validations, complaint investigation, root cause analysis, identification and implementation of CAPAs is preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task with an established track record of meeting milestone schedules is preferred.
  • Prior experience or training in Validation Engineering is preferred.
  • Experience working in an ISO13485, GMP, or FDA regulated environment is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively interface within a cross-functional teams.

























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Employee Type:

Santa Clara, CA, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
February 5, 2024

Pay Range:
$75 - $85 per hour