Johnson & Johnson Careers

Sterilization Specialist I- 1st Shift

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Description

Requisition ID: 8342180104

Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Sterilization Specialist- 1st shift to be located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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.

Overall responsibility for irradiation units
Daily production and operation of units
Maintain record keeping of unit (i.e., maintenance records, safety records)
Coordinate and plan material flow for unit
Maintain product dosimetry process.
Participate in on-going training
Responsible for radiation safety of self and all others who come in contact with the units
Place, retrieve and read dosimeters
Oversee material handler(s)
With limited supervision, respond to emergencies
Assure all activities related to units (i.e., visitors, contractors, inspections, audits) are conducted appropriately
Set standards for safe behavior.  
Recognize and reward safe behavior in others. 
Ensure that team members employ safe practices.  
Enforce safety policies and procedures.  
Report to Radiation Safety Officer and/or Sterilization Facilitator
Other responsibilities may be assigned and not all responsibilities listed may be assigned.
Environmental – Participate in implementation of the EMS management system including continual improvement; pollution prevention; objectives and targets; and regulatory compliance. Implement and follow all applicable EMS procedures. Adhere to the site’s EHS Code of Conduct.
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written 
Intermediate algebra competence 
Able to accurately report operational trending
Discipline, initiative, assertiveness, leadership and project management
Interest in contributing to design improvement upgrading existing equipment
Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and pneumatic/hydraulic systems and controls (preferred)
Able to interact with work groups.
Positive interpersonal skills
Work history that demonstrates required skill set
Able to identity issues/problems with sterilization operations/systems and provide effective communications that help in the development of solutions. 
Basic understanding in the use of hand tools.
Knowledge of mechanical systems, automated equipment and electrical controls in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

Associates Degree, or equivalent preferred.
Previous manufacturing experience required.
Knowledge of GMP and ISO requirements.
PC skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
Working knowledge of plant systems (AQR, E1, etc.)
Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and pneumatic/hydraulic systems and controls preferred.
Long walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching
Physically demanding requirements on a daily basis including, but not limited to, lifting of up to 50 lbs., climbing on rigging and ladders, and being at different heights.
Some office deskwork, requiring sitting, walking, using the phone and computer 
Must have completed, or be willing to complete approved Radiation Safety Course. 
Standard hours are 6:00am to 2:00pm Monday- Friday, but requires some flexibility for weekends and holidays.

Primary Location
United States-New Mexico-Albuquerque
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
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