Process Engineer - Sheet

Location: San Jose CA
Country: United States
Company Order Number: 4731
# of openings: 1


VACANCY: Process Engineer

LOCATION: San Jose, California

Johnson Matthey Medical Components, a recognized global supplier of nickel titanium tube, sheet, and components for the Medical Device Industry, has an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer for our manufacturing operations located in San Jose, CA.


Position Scope:


This position is responsible for develop nitinol sheet rolling process and designing and building fixtures to shape set Nitinol components with a major emphasis on increasing throughput and quality.


Reporting to the Lead Engineer or Engineering Manager, this position will effectively support continuous process improvement by evaluating and implementing new equipment and alternative methods of production.  In addition, performs capacity analyses for assigned production areas and makes capital equipment recommendations to management as well as directs and assists in the design and development of specialized equipment as the need arises or when no commercial equipment is available.


Key responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops nitinol sheet rolling travelers.

  • Routinely utilizes Solidworks for drafting and designing fixtures and machinery

  • Develops component process travelers and work instructions for the production of Nitinol components

  • Collaborates with Engineering and production to identify areas in need of process optimization and/or standardization.

  • Reviews customer components design and specification and provides technical feedback to customer service on the feasibility of manufacturing.

  • Collaborates with sales team in quoting / pricing component development parts.

  • Analyzes identified processes in detail using lean tools (VSM, DOE, etc.) to identify problem areas and potential solutions

  • Prepares justifications and appropriation requests for proposed solutions.

  • Fully manages and/or participates in implementation of solutions including the training of necessary staff and updating process documentation following strict change-control requirements

  • Completes process control documentation (PFD, PFMEA, Control Plan, etc.) for new part qualifications and/or during standard process analyses

  • Manages new part qualification activities, dealing directly with customers when needed

  • Works with outside vendors to provide the best solution to process optimization applications.This includes, but is not limited to, developing a good working relationship with various vendors, while arriving at cost-effective solutions

  • Analyzes production data using process capability metrics in the effort of tracking and improving statistical consistency of products manufactured

  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Strictly follows all equipment installation, operation, and maintenance safety protocols including LOTO, PPE, etc.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations and develops recommendations accordingly.


    Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 3 years of Design Engineering experience. Experience in Nitinol is preferable.

  • Experience with 3D modelling software (Solid Works)

  • Experience working with metals and advanced machine technology equipment

  • Self-directed individual and motivated to achieve goals

  • Ability to build effective relationships and networks locally and globally

  • Ability to effectively influence, negotiate and use conflict resolution skills

Johnson Matthey offers challenging and rewarding careers for highly motivated individuals and are currently seeking top candidates to become part of our team.  We offer an outstanding compensation and benefits package.

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