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THROUGH THE LENS OF SUCCESS: VANESSA YEPEZ
“Steve Job’s commencement speech: Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”.
Sr. Quality Engineer - Product Issue Escalations at DePuy Synthes
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Vanessa Yepez is a successful Senior Engineer for Johnson and Johnson for the Product Issue Escalation & Field Actions team. Vanessa supports both TECA (Trauma, Extremities, CMF and Animal) and Power Tools organizations investigating product non-conformances, safety signals, complaint trends, and other product issues impacting field inventory; utilize investigation results for evaluation of medical and regulatory compliance risks to identify if field action is recommended. Most recently, Vanessa held the position of Process Quality Engineer within the Quality Operations department of Depuy Synthes Power Tools. Within this role, she supported and led cross-functional teams working on cost improvement projects, and supported Manufacturing Engineering in the creation of travelers, routes, bills of material, print changes, and specifications for in-house manufacturing. Additionally, helped write and contributed in the review process and product validation protocols and reports, equipment qualifications, engineering change orders. Prior to Johnson and Johnson, Vanessa held the roles of Quality Engineer and Process Engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems (now Raytheon Technologies). She also held the position of Process Engineer for Intel. Vanessa has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. Outside of her career, Vanessa spent 7 years participating in Bodybuilding competitions, in which she got to develop, challenge herself, travel and experience a way of living unlike any other! Vanessa lives in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and loves to run, go to the beach, and spend time with her family.