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Monofilament Extrusion Specialist-3rd Shift

  • Titel Monofilament Extrusion Specialist-3rd Shift
  • Functie Operations
  • Sub functie Production
  • Locatie Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Gepost
  • Referentie 2206077638W
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Ethicon Inc., member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for  Monofilament Extrusion Specialist (Operator 3) , located in Athens, GA.

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 www.ethicon.com.

Ethicon 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. 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.

Job Summary

Safely and efficiently executes daily tasks related to extrusion manufacturing of synthetic absorbable and non-absorbable monofilament products. Typical tasks include set-up, tear-down, & cleaning of equipment, start-up, running, and shut-down of extrusion processes, testing of products, troubleshooting of equipment and processes, as well as maintenance of equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate at least one extrusion process.
  • Perform calibration checks on instrumentation used in the Department, especially Instron, TMI, Federal Gauge, Lasermike, and Mititoyo.
  • Use the DMACS, Honeywell and Eurotherm Extrusion control   systems.
  • Perform testing per specification requirements.
  • Prepare, record, close out, review, and maintain Device History Records (electronic  or hard   copy).
  • Constantly monitor extrusion  lines & perform  corrective action.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Set up and tear down extruders/equipment.
  • Operate at least two extrusion processes.
  • Operate at least three extrusion processes.
  • Operate at least five extrusion processes if applicable
  • Operate all lines including Film extrusion processes if applicable.

Other responsibilities:

  • Work in a team environment behaving in a CREDO based respectful manner.
  • Comply with all federally regulated programs.
  • Adhere  to  J&J environmental  and safety policies  and guidelines.
  • Comply with all job specific safety procedures    and utilize PPE when necessary.
  • Comply  with quality  system  requirements  as defined  within procedures  and instructions.
  • Use test equipment  (Starett  Gauge,  Mitutoyo  Gauge,  Microscope, Instron,etc)  where applicable.
  • Utilize applicable  software  systems  as needed for the job (e.g. ComplianceWire, ADAPTIV,   etc.)
  • Consistently meet required  work  performance  targets  (RE's),  if applicable
  • Support LEAN and Six Sigma Initiatives.
  • Support Maintenance Excellence (ME2) including 6S and Operator  Asset  Care.
  • Accurately complete records as defined within the job procedures (e.g. manual and/or electronic documentation).
  • Consistently meet required Training due date targets.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor/facilitator.
  • Follow current  compliance  regulations  and standards.
  • Adhere to  FDA quality and worldwide quality   systems.
  • Support Plant Diversity Process.
  • Ensure safe working conditions and practices in the department.
  • Demonstrate ability to consistently meet required work performance targets.
  • Demonstrate teamwork in identifying, evaluating, and resolving problems within the department.
  • Cover  for other  operators during breaks, absences, leaves, vacations,   etc.
  • Package,  transfer, and store resins in cans, port-a-vacs  and  hoppers.
  • Perform  physical  inventory  and cycle counting.
  • Perform SPC charting and troubleshooting.
  • Perform documentation, testing, and doffing.
  • Perform  line clearance  and maintain  segregation  of product and lots.



  • High school diploma,  G.E.D. or equivalent  skills, experience,  or  training.
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent  communication  and  interpersonal  relation skills.
  • Statistical and analytical problem solving ability.
  • Basic math skills:   add, subtract, multiply,  divide,   percentages.
  • Strong background in math or science: SPC skills, and/or post high school is desirable.
  • Ability to use measuring devices such as Micrometers, scales and balances, calculators, tachometers, computer, and Instron  test  units.
  • Knowledge of extrusion or molding operations desirable.
  • Ability to  use basic hand tools.
  • Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.
  • General inspection skills.
  • Ability to  maintain accurate  records.
  • Capable of innovative thinking to resolve problems and recommend corrective actions.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit  www.careers.jnj.com.

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