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Laboratory Supervisor

San Angelo, Texas
Quality Control

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4349190910

Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Companies, is recruiting for a Laboratory Supervisor. This position is in San Angelo, TX and eligible for relocation assistance. 
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

The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible of leading and coordinating the activities of the Quality Control associates engaged in sorting, testing, and inspecting products and raw materials. The Laboratory Supervisor is also responsible for operating in compliance within current GMPs. This includes the ability to understand, write and apply SOPs to meet GMP requirements for documenting, testing and maintaining accurate laboratory records.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of the Quality Control associates engaged in sorting, testing, and inspecting products and raw materials in order to ensure compliance with quality standards and production schedules with a sense of urgency.
• Work closely with COE and/or R&D in support of development, troubleshooting, validation, instrument qualification and transfer of test methods to a commercial QC laboratory.
• Use of scientific techniques to provide innovative approaches to solve technical problems and troubleshooting with limited guidance from management or other scientific personnel while maintaining a high level of cGMP awareness.
• Develop, write, update, review & implement test methods, SOPs, protocols and specifications as required.
• Technical writing techniques knowledge to perform laboratory investigation and root cause analysis while working with the laboratory resources and/or cross functional teams to successfully resolve audit findings, product non¬ conformances, customer complaints, to execute Corrective/Preventive Actions and/or to improve product design.
• Support Laboratory Instrument/Software Lifecycle Management.
• Knowledge on wet chemistry techniques, Spectroscopy evaluation, microbiology analyses (sterility test) principles, theories, practices and methodology to align with current procedures and Pharmacopoeias.
• Support process improvement teams for departmental and company continuous improvement activities (Lean, compliance laboratory processes, etc.).
• Communicates metrics and systems used to measure and guide improvements to product and system quality and customer satisfaction to quality control staff. Evaluates performance and provides opportunities for growth. Communicates department objectives and metrics.

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science, Microbiology or equivalent is preferred.
• A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.
• Knowledge and proficiency in sterilization methods and environmental testing.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in quality processes and regulatory requirements.
• Strong organization skills as a leader on a laboratory environment.
• Experience working in an FDA regulated environment (21 CFR Part 211 and 211, 21 Part 820, ICH Q7, 21 CFR Part 4, ISO-10993, ISO-11137, ISO-20857, ISO-14644 and ISO-11138)
• Technical writing techniques knowledge to perform laboratory investigation and root cause analysis
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, LIMS, Empower and other computer software recommended.
• Ability to handle multiple items concurrently.
• Less than 5% domestic and/or international travel may be required.
• The San Angelo Plant is a 24/7 operation; weekends and holidays are included in the work schedule

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.

Primary Location
United States-Texas-San Angelo-
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Quality Control
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