This week (Feb 22 – 28) marks National Engineers Week in the United States. Johnson & Johnson is proud to recognize our engineers for their dedication, creativity and passion – all of which are focused on bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people around the world.
Today more than 8,000 engineers work in engineering-related roles across J&J. About 6,400 of them are part of the Supply Chain organization, managing hundreds of technologies across the company. We have 1300 women engineers at J&J, and this number continues to grow.
The men and women who make up our engineering team are part of the true innovation force of Johnson & Johnson. As an engineer myself, I know I’m biased, but I believe our J&J engineers lead the pack when it comes to capability and ingenuity. In research & development, operations and Information Technology (IT), we help invent new products and new processes; manage facilities, infrastructure and technologies; drive continuous improvement, and solve the needs and problems that come our way every day. We go the extra mile with analytical skills to find ways to transform healthcare and our operations, and we make a real impact across the organization.
- Our J&J engineers have created and delivered some pretty cool things. To name just a few, they’ve helped develop:
- A completely new tamper-resistant sealing technology – truly a breakthrough in the pharmaceutical world
- A re-engineered contact lens manufacturing platform – increasing productivity and sustainability
Breakthrough mechanical devices and manufacturing systems that transform the hands of surgeons and the healthcare workers’ ability to heal
In early March we will celebrate engineers in several sites across J&J. We will also select a team to receive the esteemed J&J Warren Engineering Award, which recognizes our best engineers and most innovative projects.
I’m proud to be part of a company like Johnson & Johnson, with a strong and diverse engineering culture that helps make life better for billions of people every day.