Production Associate, 3rd Shift (3 Openings)

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Job Description

Mentor, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies’ Medical Device portfolio, is hiring Production Associates for 3rd shift. Along with outstanding career advancement, Johnson & Johnson promotes a healthy work-life balance where employees are eligible for a generous annual bonus, pension, maternity/paternity leave and full benefits on their first day of employment.

This opportunity will allow you to gain experience in a highly automated state of the art robotic manufacturing facility for Class III Medical Devices. The selected associate will have the opportunity to closely work with service technicians in operating automated spraying equipment and gain experience in a GMP environment. The production associate will also be part of a growing team looking to change patient lives through the manufacture of highly regulated medical devices.

Mentor is a leading supplier of breast implants in the global aesthetic market. The company develops, manufactures, and markets innovative, science-based products for surgical and non-surgical medical procedures that allow breast surgery patients to improve their quality of life. The company is focused on two strategic areas: breast reconstruction and breast augmentation. MENTOR® is the only manufacturer whose silicone breast implants are made in the U.S.A. For over 20 years, more than 5 million women have chosen MENTOR® Breast Implants.

The Production Associate assembles various materials into subassemblies or finished products using appropriate tools and equipment. Interprets instructions and specifications and uses to set up equipment. Maintains accurate records/documentation related to work in progress and quality checks. Checks products on assembly line to confirm that they are properly assembled and removes defective products. Cleans and maintains equipment as needed. Works with production supervisor and/or engineers to resolve line issues. Troubleshoots minor production problems. Notifies supervisor of maintenance and/or repairs needed on equipment. Packages and labels product according to manufacturing specifications.

As a Production Associate, you will: 
  • Identify, inspect and prepare for adequacy of use, the required-mandrels for production.
  • Prepare, monitor and test dispersion / materials for production.
  • Dips mandrels in materials and remove shells from mandrels after processed.
  • Interface/operate computer-controlled shell forming equipment used in the coating of mandrels with dispersion. Remove shells from conveyor line, load and operate cure oven.
  • Perform visual and thickness inspection of shells. Interface/operate MES computer system, interpret SPC data output and respond as appropriate.
  • Operates soak tanks and dryers.
  • Flexibility to cross train to other departments / areas within Shell Processing (HTV/ RTV/ SPRAY) and outside Shell Processing according to business needs.
  • Perform equipment cleaning procedures as needed.
  • Monitors and responds to equipment and process issues that may lead to non-compliance. Notifies shift/team leader and area technician when tools or equipment need maintenance or repairs.
  • Monitors and responds to equipment and process issues that may lead to non-compliance. Notifies shift/team leader and area technician when tools or equipment need maintenance or repairs.
  • Reviews device records, follow established procedures, and prepares necessary documentation as required. Must maintain good manufacturing and documentation practices in accordance to procedures outlined according to cGMPs.
  • Flexibility to cross train to other departments according to business needs. Provide training to new employees or other team members as requested; in manufacturing processes with the support of the Manufacturing Technical Lead. Maintains an updated and current training record and adheres to training timelines.
  • Participates in Safety initiatives and programs by either joining Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) or reporting unsafe practices/conditions to shift/team leader.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for process and equipment. Helps to meet daily efficiencies by focused approach to performing tasks compliantly and safely according to procedure/process.
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level.
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures. This includes but not limited to all applicable regulations and standards for maintaining the quality management system, such as 21CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485.
  • Demonstrate independent understanding and application of core GMP fundamentals, including but not limited to: Data Integrity (DI), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDPs).

  • A minimum of a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience is required.
  • Production experience is required.
  • Basic computer skills, including Windows Operating Systems and applications or equivalent are required.
  • While performing the duties of this job, you are frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms and will require the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds is required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment, wear clean room gowns and operate specialized equipment.
  • This position operates under a rotational 3rd (third) shift hours of 6 PM – 6 AM and may require overtime. Requires shift and weekend work.
  • This role is located in Irving, TX.
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-Irving-
Mentor Texas LP (6182)
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