GEAR (Graduate Engineer Accelerated Rotational) Program, Engineer 1, Ethicon, Inc.

Auris Health

Auris Health

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023


Are you looking to get a jump start on your engineering career at Ethicon? The Graduate Engineer Accelerated Rotational (GEAR) program looks to develop early in career talent to gain hands-on experience and build an encouraging network! This role will support our Global Technical Operations (GTO) team within the Ethicon franchises. If you are looking to further your engineering skills and make a positive difference in peoples' lives, we want you to join our team!

GEAR is a two-year entry level rotational program to develop a pipeline of technical leaders for Ethicon. It offers unique, technically focused experiences across the three Ethicon franchises: Endomechanical-Energy, Wound Closure & Healing, and Biosurgery. This key role provides an opportunity to bring significant improvements to Ethicon products and processes, while also providing the opportunity for significant professional growth within the technical track. You will have the opportunity to support and learn about several product families and make our mission of innovating patient care a reality.

In GTO, our team is on the forefront of technology in the medical device industry. Our engineering staff collaborates with R&D teams, multiple Manufacturing sites, and Suppliers to develop/maintain robust component designs and manufacturing processes to ensure our patients get the products they need when they need them.

Program Components:
The opportunity to build technical depth via various, technical curriculums. Curriculum(s) may include, but may not be limited to:
Assembly & Automation
Component Development
Chemical Processing
Fiber Processing
Wire Processing
The opportunity to spend a guaranteed minimum of 8 months (maximum 16 months) working in an Ethicon Manufacturing Site
Combine on-the-job experience with technical, leadership & personal development training
Rotational assignments across multiple NA/US sites that deliver real and impactful business results
Exposure to multiple Ethicon products and manufacturing processes (Endomechanical-Energy, Wound Closure & Healing, Biosurgery)
Global networking and virtual collaboration with fellow associates around the world
Building technical skills in many areas, including process development, manufacturing operations, quality and regulatory compliance, project management, and product/process improvement methodologies (six sigma, lean, design excellence)
You will be responsible for:
Conducting assignments within an assigned technical curriculum based on business needs, project criticality, and/or prior experience. Example assignments include, but are not limited to:
Process Design, Development, and/or implementation at selected site(s)
Manufacturing Operations Support
Manufacturing Operations Improvements
Site improvement initiatives (i.e. Construction and installation support for new manufacturing technology)
Lifecycle management support for existing, base business products with cross-functional partners
Demonstrating leadership imperatives
Taking ownership of project outcomes
Learning and applying skills
Supporting transition processes between assignments
Providing feedback and recommendations on program effectiveness


Requirements and Education:
Permanent US work authorization without sponsorship
Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related field obtained by June 2024
· Interest in cross-franchise engineering assignments within Ethicon

Geographic flexibility over the course of the GEAR Program, up to and including final placement upon graduation from the program
Eligible to begin full-time employment with J&J by the assigned start date in June 2024
Preferred passion to pursue a career on the technical track
A minimum of 3 months of work experience, inclusive of co-op, internship, and post-graduate employment is preferred
Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
Proven leadership and technical skills
Willingness and ability to learn in a dynamic environment
Highly effective communication skills
Good basis in statistical analysis of data – e.g. experience with Minitab tool (or equivalent)
Full proficiency in MS Office applications (including MS project)

Location, Travel, and Pay Requirements
Location: Multiple across North America (Cincinnati, OH / Raritan, NJ / Athens, GA / Cornelia, GA / San Angelo, TX / El Paso, TX / San Lorenzo, PR)
Travel: This position travels occasionally.
Relocation Packages will be provided if you are requested to move more than 50 miles
Base Pay: $75,000

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.