Senior Principal Drug Product Engineer

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023


Janssen Supply Group, LLC, part of Janssen Supply Chain (JSC), is recruiting for a Senior Principal Drug Product Engineer, to be located in Horsham, PA!

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

We, the Janssen Supply Group, LLC are a part of Janssen Supply Chain, a global organization responsible for supplying medicines to markets around the world. With Quality as our primary focus, our group strives to provide access and affordability through innovation and strong collaboration with our R&D and Commercial partners to deliver life changing solutions for patients in need. JSC Global Planning’s mission is to “Ensure reliable product availability to our patients by applying leading planning processes across the supply chain”.

Position summary:

Support the deployment of the MTO aspiration “to innovate to safely supply quality products and services competitively, faster, always”. Responsible for providing advanced engineering and design of sterile drug product manufacturing facilities, systems, and equipment; and providing Engineering and technical/business support for new complex production technologies and processing equipment, production network analysis, and synthesis of technology and business case analysis. Specifically: Provide integrated equipment, utility, and facility engineering expertise with an operational focus in support of technology transfer and manufacturing projects to support ‘right first time’ execution and start up of sterile drug product facilities. Develop integrated business solutions for new technology strategies and introduction into manufacturing, production network analysis and site analysis, and strategic manufacturing projects.

Develop and deploy Process Fit to Plant (PF2P) methodology that ensures all aspects of the manufacturing process technical transfer are comprehensively and consistently ‘done right’. Leverages internal and external expertise and applies principles of Knowledge Management to drive innovative solutions in engineering support, and process technology. Coordinate with Technical Operations platform to ensure project alignment with technology standards and engineering specifications for manufacturing technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Sterile Drug Product Process Engineering Subject Matter Expert to develop business based technology solutions and provide integrated equipment, utility, and facility engineering expertise with an operational focus to support execution of manufacturing projects, driving ‘right first time’ start up and execution for strategic and key projects.
  • Provides technical interpretation and expertise, ensures adherence to policies, procedures, government regulations, best practices, and customer specifications.
  • Explore and understand Sterile Drug Product Technology and Manufacturing challenges and synthesize business needs, manufacturing requirements, engineering elements, and technology inputs, etc. into business solutions.
  • Provide strong technical leadership and expertise for technology transfers and new technology development projects.
  • Provides technical support and execution of EHS&S policies and procedures.
  • Provides process design end engineering guidance for equipment and processes.
  • Train and mentor technical community personnel to ensure Process Fit to Plant methodology and practices are ingrained into the execution of all projects and consistently used by the technical community.
  • Develop new and continuously improve the Process Fit to Plant practices.
  • Develop and maintain the PF2P Wikipedia website/platform and support knowledge management development with
  • the project teams and technical community through application of the wiki and gathering of lessons learned, examples, and best practices.
  • Coordinate with Technical Operations group to ensure alignment on technical standards and project execution for technical transfer projects/NPI.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational seminars and trade shows, reviewing
  • professional publications and analyzing new trends.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to perform due diligence activities for license and acquisition projects; for network strategy and technology strategy projects.
  • Provide technical leadership of cross functional teams on many different projects/ process improvements and resolves inter-functional issues.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's or equivalent University Degree required; MS/MBA/Ph.D. PE Certificate preferred

Experience and Skills:


  • A minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience
  • Strong technical background in Process and Manufacturing engineering, strong analytical skills to synthesize business needs, manufacturing requirements, engineering elements, and technology inputs, etc. into business solutions
  • Operational and financial fundamentals
  • The ability to lead and/or support multiple projects simultaneously
  • FPX certification and Six Sigma and/or Lean experience are a plus
  • Decision-Making, Problem-Solving competency
  • Defines technical or scientific direction of programs composed of multiple complex projects
  • Engineers new and modifies existing processes to ensure right first time process start up
  • Track record of successful program execution and team outcomes
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in other languages is a plus


  • This position may require up to 25% of domestic or international travel based on project business needs
  • Works in an international environment across different time zones

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .