Engineering and Scientist Graduate Programme (Orthopaedics)

What type of mark will you make?

Your unique talents and perspective can make a vital contribution to innovative products that improve the lives of people everywhere. Career opportunities within Johnson & Johnson companies may provide you with an ideal setting to build your experience; express your passion and touch the world.

Position summary:

Being at the forefront of innovation and development means we are able to maintain our position as one of the top global healthcare companies. Our engineers and scientists bring so much to our organisation and have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare through their work.

Our technical graduate programmes offer graduates the chance to become world leaders in their chosen field and gives you the tools to start you on your journey.

DePuy Synthes offer the world’s largest portfolio of orthopaedic and neurological products and services designed to advance patient care and deliver clinical and economic value globally. Inspired by the opportunity to help people return to living active and fulfilling lives, we bring surgeons and healthcare providers together to create value by increasing patient satisfaction, improving clinical outcomes and reducing costs. As an Engineering Graduate you will join ‘The DePuy Synthes Research and Development’ in Leeds. This is one of the world’s leading orthopaedic development facilities, designed to stimulate innovation, communication, and collaboration so we may advance medical device solutions that deliver value for healthcare systems and improve people’s lives. You will be part of a team focused on the development of joint reconstruction implants for the hip and knee, the surgical process and instruments used during surgery.

During the course of the programme you will have the opportunity to develop yourself and your skill set through Continued Professional Development using internal Johnson & Johnson courses and selected external courses providing internationally recognised qualifications. Engineering and Scientist graduates are also encouraged to enter a Professional Development scheme, leading to corporate membership of an Institution and registration with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer. In addition to this, you will participate in training where you will learn new leadership and technical skills, which will be combined with the opportunity to apply this business knowledge in a challenging manufacturing and development environment. This is an opportunity that will take you and your career further.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Materials: Supporting Product and Process material supply i.e. Polyester, adhesives, precious metal technology with a working knowledge of the mechanics of materials and material performance
  • Support new equipment programs and existing equipment upgrades to allow Operations to have up to date performance information
  • Opportunity to support a wide variety of highly specialised teams
  • Process product and system improvements - utilise formal problem solving tools and methodologies to actively lean out and improve processes, improve products, raw materials and reduce customer complaints
  • Reduce the cost of quality and non-compliance to the business
  • Conduct risk analysis and management to reduce any risks
  • Potential to pursue a number of internal developmental training programmes as well as externally recognised qualifications such as Process Design Excellence

Requirements of the role:

To be considered for this programme you must have:

  • Graduated within the last 2 years with a bachelor's/master's degree in one of the following Engineering or scientific disciplines:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering
  • Bio-engineering
  • Product Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Degree qualification at 2:1 or above.

Key skills and competencies:

  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Pro-active approach to achieving success
  • A strong desire to work in Orthopaedics
  • Willingness to relocate to Leeds
  • Eligible to work within the UK on a permanent basis

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