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Operator 2

Company: J&J Family of Companies
Location: Cornelia
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Ethicon Inc., member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is currently recruiting for MONOFILAMENT PREFORMER (Operator 2, Manufacturing/Production)-located in Cornelia, GA.

Company Description:

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant 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. For more information, visit

Ethicon offers a broad range of products, platforms, and technologies-including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars, and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer, and obesity. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.

Job Summary

Responsible for using equipment for the assembly and processing tasks to produce finished products according to established specifications. Accountable for adhering to all quality and safety guidelines.

Safely and efficiently execute daily tasks related to the production of absorbable Startafix suture in accordance with process specifications and procedures. Typical tasks include Preform, rack winding, annealing, scouring, bulkspooling and inspection.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position:

+ Operates production equipment to produce subassemblies or finished products.

+ Interprets instructions and specifications and uses to set up equipment.

+ Checks products on assembly line to confirm that they are properly assembled and removes defective products.

+ Cleans and maintains equipment as needed.

+ Notifies supervisor of maintenance and/or repairs needed on equipment.

+ Prepares accurate records/documentation related to quality and work in progress. Troubleshoots minor production problems.



+ Operate the preformer process.

+ Perform testing per specification requirements.

+ Prepare record, close out, review, and maintain Device History Records.

+ Constantly monitor preform lines & perform corrective action.

+ Mai ntain and troubleshoot equipment.

+ Disconnect and connect wiring on di es as needed.

+ Align dies during installation and change over.

+ Perform all testing and recordkeeping.

+ Set up and tear down preformer/equipment


+ Load rackwinding machine and wind material onto racks.

+ Create and verify tickets and labels.

+ Load racks into appropriate anneal oven and change programs i f necessary.

+ Open cans as needed. Verify moisture content is within specification.

+ When placing material in vacuum chambers, verify that vacuum chamber is sealed after closing.

+ Place chart on required oven and lock chart into place. Make periodic checks of the oven to ensure they are running within specification .

+ After cycle is complete, verify chart status for accuracy and completeness.

+ Keep track of anneal oven cleaning schedules for every anneal oven. Flag ovens that need cleaning with appropriate form.

+ Complete required data on the Device History Record and other related forms.

+ Follow Line Clearance Procedure.

+ Load rackwinding machine and unwind racks on to spools

+ Load spools into vacuum chamber


+ Unload anneal ovens and transport cart of material to scouring.

+ Scour material per specification.

+ Mix scour sample standard.

+ Keep check of sample as required and compare to standard.

+ Clean anneal ovens as needed.


+ Take completed spools out of vacuum chamber

+ Can completed spools as per specification and box

+ Complete required data on the Device History Record and other appropriate logs.

+ Follow the Line Clearance Procedure.

Essential Functions:

+ Comply with all job specific safety procedures and utilize PPE when necessary.

+ Comply with quality system requirements as defined w i thin procedures and i nstructions.

+ Use test equipment (Starett Gauge, Mitutoyo Gauge, Microscope, instron etc.) where applicable.

+ Utilize applicable software systems as needed for the job (e.g. ComplianceWire, ADAPTIV, etc.)

+ Consistently meet required work performance targets (RE's), if applicable

+ Support LEAN and Si x Sigma initiatives .

+ Support Maintenance Excellence (ME2) i ncluding 6S and Operator Asset Care.

+ Accurately complete records as defined within the job procedures (e.g. manual and/or electronic documentation).

+ Perform other work-related duties as ass i gned by supervisor.

+ Consistently meet required Training due date targets.

+ Knowledge of hand tools helpful

+ Maintain certification for testing.

+ Use associated test equipment.

+ Follow written specifications to manufacture product.

+ Package and prepare product for shipment.

+ Knowledge of tracking data systems for EDHR purposes

+ Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level

+ For those who supervise or manage a staff, responsible for ensuring that subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition, if applicable

+ Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures

+ Performs other duties assigned as needed


Required Experiences and Qualifications:

+ High school education, G.E.D. or equivalent skills, experience, or training.

+ Generally, Requires 2-4 Years Work Experience

+ Computer skills.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills.

+ Statistical and analytical problem -solving ability.

+ Basic math skills: add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages.

+ Strong background in math or science, SPC skills, and/or post high school i s desirable.

+ Ability to use measuring devices such as micrometers, scales and balances, calculators, tachometers, computer, and Instron test units .

+ Knowledge of extrusion or molding operations desirable.

+ Abi lity to use basic hand tools.

+ Ability to work independently without continuous supervision

+ General i nspection skills.

+ Aptitude for electric skills

+ Ability to maintain accurate records.

+ Capable of i nnovative think i ng to resolve problems and recommend corrective actions.

+ H i gh level of attention to detail

+ Manual dexterity and ability to work with small and intri cate parts with precision.

At Johnson & Johnson, we're on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world's healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit]

Primary Location

United States-Georgia-Cornelia-655 Ethicon Circle


Ethicon Inc. (6045)

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Keywords: J&J Family of Companies, Athens , Operator 2, Other , Cornelia, Georgia

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