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Position: Materials Engineer

Reporting to: Sr. Engineering Manager

Location: Limerick

Contract: Full Time/Permanent

Johnson & Johnson Vision (JJV) is currently hiring a Materials Engineer to join its Materials & Supplier Engineering team located in its manufacturing plant in Limerick, Ireland.

JJV is committed to improving and restoring sight for patients worldwide. Since debuting the world's first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, it has been helping patients improve their sight through their world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. In 2017, J&J diversified into cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK) and consumer eye health and now serves more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries with its eye health portfolio. Growing on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About J&J:

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 and every 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"

Job Position Summary

The Materials Engineer will be directly responsible for leading contact lens raw material and packaging related projects.

You will be an integral member of the Materials & Supplier Engineering team and be accountable for Business Continuity, Cost Improvement, and Supplier Enabled Innovation projects and leading Supplier Process Changes.

You will work closely with key business partners including Source, Process, Supplier Quality, Engineering, R&D, Operations, and Quality Assurance to deliver on business goals and objectives.

The role entails working in a medical device environment and applying Materials and Engineering knowledge to deliver innovative solutions to the business, both internally and at external supplier manufacturing sites through feasibility and scale-up. The Engineer will act as an advocate for continuous improvement of technology and processes, minimising lifecycle cost, and adhering to environmental policies and procedures.

The responsibilities & the impact YOU will have:
  • Accountable for raw material characterisations/qualifications, and developing/updating the appropriate specifications
  • Lead multiple material-based projects and multi-functional project teams
  • Develop project and qualification plans and lead projects to established timelines and budgets
  • Conduct risk assessments and lead detailed product / process design reviews
  • In depth understanding of contact lens manufacturing processes, polymer processing, and packaging.
  • Materials subject matter expert
  • Build positive relationships with other business functions across the Franchise to ensure alignment and support for business Goals and Objectives
  • Implement cost effective manufacturing solutions to drive end to end manufacturing efficiencies in partnership with Source and strategic suppliers
  • Partner closely with R&D to characterise materials and support new product introductions
  • Technical leadership of supplier process changes in partnership with Supplier Quality
  • Support Regulatory Affairs with submissions to Regulatory bodies and associated enquiries
  • Knowledge of advanced material characterisation techniques and interpreting data
  • Conduct feasibility studies to assess new technologies or process improvements
  • Strong technical writing skills and ability to present work clearly and with the appropriate content for the given audience
  • Apply appropriate statistical and validation techniques based on overall risk
  • Apply a methodical approach in solving complex problems and in support of root cause analysis activities related to materials and associated processes
  • Support the development of business cases for new materials and process development projects
  • Ensure all activities align with GMP, ISO, and quality system requirements
  • Ensure that all health, safety and environmental requirements are fulfilled


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

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering or science subject area (e.g. Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science) is required; Advanced degree (MS or PhD) is helpful
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in relevant area us required
  • Experience within regulated medical device, pharmaceutical, or consumer packaged goods industry preferred
  • Successful track record of project management
  • Knowledge of statistical design and analysis of experiments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • International collaboration experience is desired

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

This is an opportunity to work with a groundbreaking medical device 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 1000+ people who 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

This role is open to all suitable candidates, including those who have been on a career break:

The Johnson & Johnson Re-Ignite program is for experienced professionals ready to return to work after a career break of two years or longer. Get back to your career alongside others who have been where you are, who understand and appreciate non-traditional career journeys, unique skills, and life experience like yours. Guided by mentors and feedback from those who have successfully completed the program, Re-Ignite also includes:

• Comprehensive onboarding and industry-specific skills training

• Projects based on your goals

• Building confidence and fluency in key workplace tools through on-the-job learning

• A network of support for the next phase of your career journey and beyond

• We believe pausing your career to pursue something else important shouldn't stand in the way of your next breakthrough-it should enhance it.

Re-Ignite is for people rejoining the workforce after:

Starting or raising a family/ Caring for a family member/ Continuing education /Teaching/ Community service/ Political office/ Military service/Entrepreneurial ventures/ Volunteer work or many other professional or personal pursuits




Job ID: 73072469

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