J&J Family of Companies Graduate Engineer in Cork, Ireland

Position Title: Graduate Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Manufacturing Engineering Department, DePuy

Reporting to: Engineering Team Lead

Job Purpose:

The successful candidate will join a team focused on supporting manufacturing within the Engineering department. This team ensures all goals and targets of the manufacturing process are achieved through the continuous development of manufacturing processes and the support of day to day operations. This position will provide project experience on continuous improvement, and risk mitigation initiatives and may also include liaison with outside suppliers and other DePuy Design & Manufacturing sites. The candidate will be part of a team responsible for:

  • Supporting the day to day manufacturing operation environment to allow operations to meet its targets

  • Supporting business key metrics with ongoing process improvements and introduction of new technology.

  • Delivering key projects to the Value Stream which will positively impact on the key metrics.

  • Driving process improvements/capacity increases through NPI/New technology/equipment introductions

  • Perform validations on new equipment introductions/processes/process changes

  • Design & develop tools, fixtures, gages and special equipment for manufacturing operations and new product / process introductions in conjunction with Toolroom Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers.

  • Identify capital spend and budget requirements for process improvements.

  • Preparation and maintenance of all relevant manufacturing specifications.

  • Preparation and project management of line moves/ transfers including supporting documentation.

  • Focus on reduction of unit cost of production, through accountability for specific cells i.e. Consumable Cost, Scrap Cost and Cell Efficiency.

  • Support ongoing Safety Incident corrective actions and ERGO team initiatives/actions.

Key Skills and Competencies required:

  • Ability to approach projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability self-motivate and operate independently

  • Customer focused

  • Innovative and quick thinking

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

About the Johnson & Johnson University Hire Programme

The University Hire Programme is a collaborative programme across all Johnson & Johnson Campus Ireland Sites (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, DePuy, Janssen Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceutical Sciences, EMEA Development Centre, Johnson & Johnson Medical and Consumer Divisions)

The Successful Candidate will receive:

  • An opportunity to develop relevant technical skills within their area of expertise

  • Cross functional exposure both on site and within Campus Ireland

  • Regular one to ones and feedback from programme manager

  • Personal development and effectiveness training

  • Skills development in influencing & communication

  • Project and Project Management experience

  • Introduction to new and innovative technologies

  • Exposure to Senior Management Team

Please note this is a 23-month programme starting in September 2018


Education and Experience:

  • Recent Graduate (2017 or due to graduate in 2018). Must hold a minimum of a third-level degree in a Mechanical/Production/Manufacturing Engineering related discipline

  • Capable of working within a project team to achieve results

  • Skilled in the use of problem solving tools/techniques an advantage

Primary Location



Depuy (Ireland) Limited (7386)

Job Function

Engineering (Generalist)

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