Facilities Electrician

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Job Description

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is hiring for a Facilities Electrician.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
• Perform highly specialized troubleshooting and repair work with little or minimal direction.
• Lead control systems projects as assigned (for projects containing PLC and PC based operator interfaces) from concept phase to implementation phase.
• Support engineering groups in the design and development of new equipment controls. Assume technical ownership of maintenance and troubleshooting of computer control systems as assigned and function as a main point of contact and center of expertise for those systems.
• Support engineering group in developing System Design Specifications (SDS), and Control System Validation (CSV) documentation, and in conducting equipment process control software qualifications per written protocol.
• Layout and install electrical wiring, controller systems, and electronic components working from blueprints, sketches, diagrams, etc. Utilize trade knowledge and familiarity with plant and equipment to suggest improvements as applicable.
• Diagnose and correct electrical equipment failure, including electrical components, controllers, motors, etc., and process controller equipment, including programmable controller components, peripheral devices, printers, etc.
• Ensures departmental practices, work areas, and equipment is kept in a safe and orderly fashion.
• Perform all work within safety requirements inherent to chemical, electrical, and mechanical processes, including high voltage electrical work and within all safety codes, including but not limited to NFPA, NEC, applicable building and safety codes, ETHICON requirements, etc.
• Work within engineering safety guidelines, checking with Engineering on material and operation acceptability of all parts used inside classified hazardous areas.
• Does any other work of a related nature and performs other work related duties as assigned.
• Follow current compliance regulations and standards.
• Support manufacturing in the day-to-day troubleshooting situations and activity and participate on Integrated Production Teams (IPT) as required.
• Interface with appropriate manufacturing representatives to ensure manufacturing operations and projects receive effective technical support.
• Maintain departmental electrical test equipment and supplies.
• Perform work in a safe manner in accordance to the National Electric Code (NEC), OSHA Electrical Safety related Work Practices Standard.
• Comply with all applicable quality management system, environmental, safety and occupational health policies. (for example, ISO 13485, ISO14001 & OSHAS18001).

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement in a union environment with an hourly rate of $21.85/hour.


Required Qualifications:

• A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
• A Minimum of two years of technical school, military training, or equivalent OJT (On the job training) in electrical/electronic controls.
• Basic computer and database management skills.
• Standard testing techniques and practices for general purpose test equipment (volt ohmmeter, current clamps, etc.).
• Basic knowledge of electrical design/drafting with ability to clearly and accurately annotate electrical schematic diagrams.
• The ability to identify creative solutions while conforming to specifications and safety requirements.
• Provide adequate information on installation for complete documentation.
• Keep abreast of changes in process control methods and practices, especially as they may apply to ETHICON installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting using proper equipment.
• The ability to interpret computer based diagnostic data for predictive maintenance and other applications.
• This position requires the ability to pass and maintain training certification examinations as required.
• Associates are required to wear gowning as per established Quality Procedures.
• This position requires the ability to support 24 hour, 7 day a week manufacturing operations, with the ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts.

Preferred Qualifications:

• The ability to consistently manage a variety of tasks, some being very time consuming while under pressure of the process.
• The ability to work independently towards a general result, with creative new methods.

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)
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