Johnson & Johnson Careers

Line Facilitator

Blackpool, United Kingdom

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1700209291W

Line Facilitator

DePuy has been a pioneer in the fields of orthopaedics, spinal care and neuroscience therapies for decades.

From non-surgical pain management to complete surgical solutions, it’s range of treatment options include those for treating or reconstructing damaged or diseased joints, caring for traumatic skeletal injuries, treating spinal disorders and deformity, and repairing injured soft tissue. In addition, DePuy offers a wide range of state-of-the-art therapies for neurological and central nervous system care.

DePuy Synthes at Blackpool specialises in the manufacture of bone cement and related chemical products supplied to a global market, primarily for joint replacement surgery.

A member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, the world’s leading healthcare company, DePuy is dedicated to providing patients all around the globe with a lifetime of movement solutions.

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Line Facilitators to join our manufacturing team based in Blackpool. In this role, you will lead a production team, monitoring all losses to ensure optimum efficient production support your production area.  You will ensure that your team deliver against the agreed plan set by VSL and planning.  

In order to achieve this you will manage & momplete DBTH boards, hourly line facilitation updates and will proactively own and constructively resolve issues relating to DBTH alongside the VST.  This is a real opportunity to be part of innovational transformation within our business.

What you’re great at:

You will be a confident and reliable person who acts as an ambassador for the business.  You will be excellent at making informed decisions in order to hit the agreed numbers.  It goes without saying that to work with this operational environment you will be flexible and have a real ability to motivate others to deliver robust results.

As a Line Facilitator, your typical day may include: 

Accountable for all aspects of GMP and Housekeeping within the work cell
Ensure equipment is operated as per procedures and JBS/JES
Responsible for raising NCs , Lead and proactive investigation of NCs.
Challenges all acts of non-compliance (H&S, WI, SOPs)
Responsible for zero errors on batch records/DHS/WO/Pressure Sheets etc.

Health and Safety
Ensures conformance with all H&S regulations within the work cell

Able to Support lean / continuous improvement activities for the area
Ensures process cycle times are met within the work cell
Analyses and tracks downtime alongside VST & POL. Capability to lead Kaizen events to reduce areas of significant downtime.
Understands cycle time, monitors and escalates to VSL when cycle times deviates
Rotate and perform all duties and responsibilities to job standard in manufacturing areas. Develop working relationship and ensure proactive communication with planning, stores, maintenance and quality control teams to maximize the areas safety, quality, and efficiency.
To undertake machine / process start up, routine and non-routine material changes and material shut down as required.
To work up to 70% of time directly on the line as needed to adhere to plan
Capability and willingness to multi skill / upskill so competent to rotate into other areas of manufacturing as required, or on Rota as prescribed by VSL.
Ensures all Standard Operations are followed in the work cell and completes daily process confirmations for standard work

Leads by example – coaches/helps others within manufacturing, identifies issues and pursues through to closure. Positive role model for change.
Escalates timekeeping and attendance issues to Value Stream Leader
Works with Value Stream leader to provide feedback on operator’s performance.
Identifies training needs within the work cell
Responsible for ensuring tasks are only carried out by trained operators 
Challenges all acts of poor behavior when observed and notifies Value Stream leader


To be part of this new way of working you will have a good educational background teamed with manufacturing management experience within a highly regulated environment. Together with:

Logical decision maker
Knowledge of modern manufacturing & maintenance techniques
Highly motivated to deliver a top class service
Excellent coaching skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Team player

It would be an advantageous if you had:

HNC / HND qualified
CMMS experience
Knowledge and experience of Lean/CI tools and techniques

In return for all this great work, you’ll own and you’ll grow by: 

We will give you on the job training and development to become the pulse of the business.
You will further your coaching and mentoring ability and become the SME of your work cells/production lines.  You will also be given the opportunity to gain a Johnson & Johnson certification in Green Belt Business improvement techniques.

What we’re about: 

We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each:

Committed to caring
Responsible to our communities
Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how
Unique in our background and experiences
The drivers of our own success
Passionate about doing what’s right
Make a unique mark in your career

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Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-Blackpool
Depuy Int'l Ltd. (8722)
Job Function
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