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Monofilament Preformer (multiple openings)

Cornelia, Georgia

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4293180223

Ethicon, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Monofilament Preformer located in Cornelia, GA.


The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemostasis products, surgical staplers, trocars, energy devices and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of surgery.


The Monofilament Preformer will safely and efficiently execute daily tasks related to the production of absorbable Stratafix suture in an FDA regulated environment. Typical tasks include preform, rackwinding, annealing, scouring, bulkspooling, and inspection.  Monofilament preformers cross-train on all jobs in department based on business needs and fill in for associates as needed.

  • 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.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Disconnect and connect wiring on dies as needed.
  • Align dies during installation and change over.
  • Perform all testing and recordkeeping.
  • Set up and teardown performer/equipment.
  • Load rackwinding machine and wind material onto racks.
  • Create and verify tickets and labels.
  • Load racks into appropriate anneal oven and change programs if 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 with appropriate cycle per specification.
  • Mix scour sample standard.
  • Execute standard comparison as required per specification
  • Clean anneal ovens as needed
  • Complete required information on the Device History Record (DHR) and other related forms.
  • Follow Line Clearance Procedure.
  • Take completed spools out of the vacuum chamber.
  • Can and box completed spools as per specification.
  • Complete required information on the Device History Record (DHR) and other related forms.
  • Follow the Line Clearance Procedure.
Other Responsibilities
  • Comply with all federally regulated programs.
  • Adhere to J&J environmental and safety policies and guidelines.
  • Comply with quality system requirements as defined within procedures and instructions.
  • 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 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).
  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying, evaluating, and resolving problems with the department.
  • Possess ability to work independently toward published targets.
  • Use hand tools where applicable.
  • Maintain certification for testing.
  • Follow written specifications to manufacture products.
  • Package and prepare product for shipment.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

  • A minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years related experience is preferred.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Statistical and analytical problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to set-up, operate, and perform basic maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
  • Basic math skills:  add, subtract, multiply, divide, averaging, percentages, rounding, tolerances are required.
  • Ability to use measuring devices such as micrometers, scales and balances, calculators, tachometers, computer, and Instron test units.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools.
  • Ability to work independently without continuous supervision is required.
  • General inspection skills.
  • Aptitude for electric skills is preferred.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records is required.
  • Capable of innovative thinking to resolve problems and recommend corrective actions
  • High level of attention to detail is required.
  • Manual dexterity and ability to work with small and intricate parts with precision.
  • Strong background in math or science, SPC skills, and/or post high school is preferred.
  • Knowledge of extrusion, molding, or PDS preprocessing operations is preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to meet the physical requirements of the job which include:  Standing, sitting, walking, grasping, talking/hearing, pushing, lifting/carrying up to 30 lbs. (lifting from ground to waist, waist to shoulders, waist to overhead).
  • Must be willing & able to perform the vision screening requirements of the job which include:  Far point acuity (microscope), near point acuity and color perception.
  • Must be able & willing to work 12-hour rotational night shift, and overtime as needed.

Primary Location
United States-Georgia-Cornelia
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
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