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Needles Anode Operator

  • Job Title Needles Anode Operator
  • Function Operations
  • Sub Function Production
  • Location Cornelia, Georgia, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2206058181W
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Ethicon Inc.,  member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies is currently recruiting for  Anode Operator (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 operating machinery to produce parts, tools and equipment using sketches, prints or instruction manuals. Accountable for adhering to all quality and safety guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under general direction, and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position:
  • Sets up and operates machinery to produce parts, tools and equipment.
  • Inspects parts visually and dimensionally to assure conformance to requirements.
  • Cleans and maintains machines as necessary.
  • Troubleshoots and corrects simple manufacturing problems in a timely manner.
  • Maintains supplies and calibration records for pertinent equipment.
  • Notifies supervisor when machinery needs maintenance or repairs.
  • Maintains currency on all quality and safety requirements.

Essential Functions (Full Anode Operator Position)

  • Electro-polish all needle types using anodes.
  • Responsible for start-up, monitoring, processing, troubleshooting, and maintaining of all anode finishing equipment.
  • Mix chemicals for blackening and blacken needles.
  • Process electro-polished needles through cleaning, siliconizing, and curing.
  • Responsible for performing weekly Preventative Maintenance.
  • Responsible for performing required attributes and variable testing of needles.
  • Associate must be able to perform all functions of the job by using CIM and MRP system.

For Crosstraining/ Interim Training Purposes:

Essential Functions (ELECTRO-POLISH ONLY)

  • Electro-polish all needle types using anodes.
  • Responsible for start-up, monitoring, and processing all Anode finishing equipment.

Essential Functions (SILICONIZING ONLY)

  • Process electro-polished needles through cleaning, siliconizing, and curing. 


  • Responsible for performing required attributes and variable testing of needles.

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Work in team environment behaving in a CREDO based respectful manner.
  • Comply with all federally regulated programs.
  • Adhere to J&J environmental and safety policies and guidelines.
  • Comply with all job specific safety procedures and utilize PPE when necessary.
  • Comply with quality system requirements as defined within procedures and instructions.
  • Use microscope and scale as required.
  • 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 Six Sigma Initiatives.
  • Support Maintenance Excellence (ME2) including 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 assigned by supervisor/facilitator.
  • Consistently meet required Training due date targets.
  • Assist process engineers and facilitators in trouble shooting and process improvement activities.
  • Support the Plant Diversity Process
  • 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


  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent skills, experience, or training.
  • Generally, Requires 2-4 Years Work Experience
  • Anode electro-polishing experience preferred.
  • Chemical safety training or general chemical knowledge preferred.
  • Computer knowledge is required: Associate must be able to perform all functions of the job by using CIM, and Ethicon computer systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills.
  • Statistical and analytical problem solving.
  • Good math skills are required.  Must be able to add, subtract, divide, percentage, decimals, fractions and mechanical aptitude.

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, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, 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. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

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