Ethicon is currently recruiting for an Assistant Designer - Robotic Instruments, Surgical Robotics, located in Cincinnati, OH.

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made meaningful contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. This is an opportunity for a key role in bringing exciting new products to market to support the J&J / Google robotics venture. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

Our R&D team of engineers, designers and technical experts are at the forefront of technology in the medical device industry. You will be making a vital contribution to the New Product Development pipeline and transforming patient care through innovation. Our Designer executes specific & general assignments/projects that provide innovative, functional, cost effective & validated product designs in a team based environment. This is an opportunity for a key role in bringing exciting new products to market to support the J&J / Google robotics venture.

R&D Designers are responsible for executing specific & general assignments as an active member of an R&D team. You will provide innovative, functional, cost effective & validated product designs through CAD (Computer Aided Design) support on a design team. You will create and maintain documentation related to design & development of a broad range of products & intellectual properties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing products from conceptual design through production. Design & develop mechanisms (cams, linkages, gear trains). Contribute to concept identification, selection & development.

  • Create 3D solid models from dimensioned sketches. Create detail drawings, sub-assemblies & layouts from sketches or markups.

  • Apply basic principles to plastic component design (draft, core & cavity) & metallic component design (stampings, wire EDM). Utilize DFM/A (design for manufacturing & assembly) principles in product design. Apply principles of mold design to device component designs (parting line, shutoffs, gates). Apply knowledge of precision metallic design to device component designs (progressive die, laser, wire EDM, stamping).

  • Apply GD&T to component drawings & design. Establish, check, & document component tolerance analysis.

  • File component design documentation. Release designs to appropriate status as required by schedule.

  • Mentor, organize & plan workflow of other designers and contractors.

Other responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned



  • 2-year (associate) degree in technical drafting or design, required

  • 4-year degree in mechanical engineering preferred

Experience and Skills:

Entry level experience performing comparable duties & responsibilities in a product development or engineering environment


  • Self-directed, ability to work with minimal supervision. Adaptable to shifting priorities, Ability to handle rapid pace environment.

  • Design principles & techniques, DFMA, FMEA (failure mode evaluation & analysis).

  • Proficient in standard drafting conventions and GD&T (geometric dimensioning & tolerance) for component drawings & design.

  • Team interaction skills: including working with engineering, marketing & industrial design.

  • Ability to organize & complete committed deliverables.

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.

Primary Location

United States-Ohio-Cincinnati-

Other Locations

United States-Ohio-Cincinnati


Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)

Job Function

R&D Engineering (R&D)

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