North America Plant Hygienist

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Job Description

Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a North American Plant Hygienist, located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. 

The Plant Hygienist is accountable for providing leadership to and guiding the Quality Assurance, Engineering and Production Operation activities related to hygienic equipment design, operating practices, cleaning, and sanitization.

You will participate in the development of the organization’s hygienic implementation strategies, goals, and objectives in accordance with J&J standards to assure that all products produced at Guelph, Lititz, PA, Los Angeles, CA and Dominican Republic manufacturing sites meet company and regulatory microbiological standards. This includes collaboration with Procurement, MAKE Science and Technology, Quality Assurance and contractors to assess hygienic design, equipment and processes across the sites, including travel to these sites.

You will participate on regional and global project teams with peers, collaborating with the J&J Microbiology Center of Excellence, and influence microbial procedures for “Fit for Purpose” for consumer products (cosmetics, OTC drugs, medical devices).

Key Responsibilities:

Provide technical expertise to colleagues regarding the interpretation and/or implementation of cGMP hygienic practices. This includes review of change control and ensuring hygienic design principles are included and protocols include applicable hygienic test cases. 

Review procedures, equipment and methodologies; communicate microbiological risk to customers. Support investigations and root cause problem solving. 

Establish Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) to reduce microbiological risk within the test laboratory and production environment; provide review or approval of SOP’s as assigned. 

Travel to sites to support plant hygiene activities. Remain current with industry practices/regulations by periodically attending conferences (PDA, PCPC, PMF).

Minimum degree in Science, Engineering or related discipline.
Eight to ten years of GMP experience (or 6-8 years of experience in a Quality role) in either Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, OTC Drug, Cosmetic and/or Food and Dietary Supplements Production.
Broad-based experience, or combination of experience, in cosmetic/pharmaceutical manufacturing, facility/utility engineering, microbiology laboratory operations, quality operations, and regulatory compliance.
Significant knowledge of Microbial Quality Assurance in Toiletries, Cosmetics, and Non-sterile Pharmaceuticals. 
Ability to develop network, collaborate and influence.
Strong computer skills and system knowledge (Empower, LabWare LIMS, SAP)

Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.  Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success.  We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

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