Johnson & Johnson Careers

Monofilament Processor (multiple openings)

Cornelia, Georgia

Job Description

Requisition ID: 6034180706

Ethicon, Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is hiring a Monofilament Processor in Cornelia, Georgia.  


The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon Surgical Care 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 open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.


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


The Monofilament Processor reports directly to the department Facilitator and produces absorbable suture strands from PDS and Monocryl monofilament fibers including Rack Winding, Bulk Spooling and Cutting. The Monofilament Processor is also responsible for inspecting sutures for defects and works in accordance with process specifications and procedures. There are multiple job functions separated for cross-training/interim training purposes (outlined below).  Responsibilities include:

  • Use rackwinding machine to wind spools of Monocryl and PDS fibers for further processing
  • Create and verify tickets and labels
  • Open cans as needed; Verify moisture content is within specification
  • Place material into nitrogen/vacuum chambers as needed; Verify chambers are sealed
  • Complete required information on the Device History Record (DHR) and other related forms
  • Follow line clearance procedure
  • Load racks into appropriate annealing oven and select appropriate cycle
  • Place chart on required oven and lock into place
  • Make periodic checks of the ovens to ensure running within specification
  • Verify chart for accuracy and that all requirements are met at cycle completion
  • Keep track of cleaning schedule and identify ovens requiring cleaning
  • Complete required information on the Device History Record (DHR) and other related forms
  • Follow line clearance procedure
  • Unload anneal ovens and transport material to scour tank
  • 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.
Bulk Spooling
  • Load racks onto bulk spooling equipment
  • Create and verify tickets
  • Thread fiber through required guides and onto spool
  • Utilize HMI to select appropriate material and size           
  • Start bulk spooling equipment
  • Verify appropriate defect level at completion of spools
  • Complete required information on the Device History Record (DHR) and other related forms
  • Follow line clearance procedure
  • Inspect the quality of strands on racks; Identify, remove, and replace defective strands
  • Cut remaining strands from racks
  • Measure strand lengths
  • Wrap strand ends together in predetermined amounts and label for subsequent processing
  • Pull samples
  • Verify labels
  • Complete the Device History Record and other related forms using Good Documentation Practices

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • One year of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience in the Medical Device industry preferred
  • Monofilament (PDS and/or Monocryl) preprocessing experience preferred
  • Good computer skills required
  • Experience with Camstar, JDE, and/or LIMs preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills required
  • Good problem-solving skills required
  • General inspection skills required
  • Ability to use snips and scissors required
  • Ability to keep accurate records required
  • Ability to operate production and test equipment required
  • Basic math skills required including:  addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, averages, and tolerances
  • Ability to work in a stressful/fast paced environment required
  • Ability to work and interact with co-workers to accomplish company goals in a team environment required
  • Must be willing and able to meet the physical requirements of the role which includes:  Lifting/carrying up to 30 lbs. (ground to knees/waist/shoulders and waist to shoulders/overhead), overhead work including pushing/pulling/reaching, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive hand motions, and hand/eye coordination
  • Vision requirements include: Far point acuity (microscope), near point acuity (looking at samples), color perception (color distinction) with blues, greens, golds, violets and clear/white
  • Must be able & willing to work 12-hour rotational shift (could be days OR nights) and include some weekends and overtime as needed

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