2017 Supply Chain Manufacturing Co-Op: Ethicon Corneila, GA

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Cornelia, Georgia
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 000016MP-en-us

Ethicon Inc. a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for Co-ops to be located in Cornelia, GA


Ethicon is part of the Global Surgery Group within Johnson & Johnson. With annual sales of $11 billion, the Global Surgery Group is the world’s largest, most innovative surgical company. The strength of the Global Surgery Group is illustrated by the fact that more than 80% of our sales come from businesses with #1 or #2 global market share positions. We serve customers around the world, with about 60% of our sales generated outside the U.S., including a fast-growing presence in emerging markets. The Global Surgery Group is committed to innovation, with about 30% of our sales coming from products introduced in the past five years.

The ABS Process Engineering Co-Op will include the following:
  • Work on cross-functional teams to support and lead absorbable process engineering projects and line-support initiatives.
  • Interactions with various manufacturing teams and processes will be required on a daily basis.
  • Projects range from new product introductions and new equipment technology implementations, to process and equipment improvement projects.
  • Chemical, mechanical, and electrical/computer engineering majors are preferred; however, bioengineering and material science (concentration in biomaterials or polymers) majors will also be considered. 
  • Strong leadership, initiative, and time management skills are desired. Experience with Excel and/or Minitab is preferred.
The EHS Co-Op will include the following:
  • Opportunities to support both Safety and Environmental projects as well as day to day activities. 
  • Hazardous waste tracking, profiling and management skills will be learned.
  • Safety programs including near miss reporting processes, machine guarding, lock out Tag out will be supported. 
  • Waste water treatment operational support will include sampling and reporting procedures.  
  • Environmental engineering, Environmental science and mechanical engineering students are typically good fits with this program.
The Quality Co-Op will include the following:
  • Use mathematical skills and engineering/materials knowledge to solve problems and propose solutions. 
  • Analyze large amounts of test data using statistical and mathematical methods to understand manufacturing issues.
  • Investigate nonconforming issues and processes in order to document and solve problems.
  • Have the opportunity to use state of the art tools and take advantage of the many training courses offered on-site.
  • Apply all skills learned to understand the entire stage of a product from design to assembly and stabilization after product launch. 
  • Work with cross-functional teams to analyze and solve problems

Process Excellence Engineer Co-Op will include the following:

  • Performs Engineering projects and other work in support of the manufacturing.
  • Support Process Excellence by performing engineering investigations, performing or overseeing projects or segments of projects in assessment, design, engineering, implementation, validation and documentation. 
  • Follow current compliance regulations and standards.
  • Comply with all federal regulated programs.
  • Support External Plant Activities such as Blood Drive, United Way, Etc.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities, using Lean Manufacturing concepts (Kaizens, 6S, Visual Factory). 
  • Basic or advanced computer and database management skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Prefer knowledge of lean manufacturing and manufacturing processes such as Just in Time (JIT), KANBAN, and Pull Systems.


A qualified candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 Cumulative is strongly preferred
  • Candidate must be actively enrolled pursuing either a Bachelors or Master’s degree ( but not necessarily taking classes)
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation to and from work on a daily basis for the duration of the co-op.
  • Candidate must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) during the duration of the co-op position. 

Our preferred majors are, but are not limited to: 

  • Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Biomedical, Plastics and Computer)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)

Primary Location
United States-Georgia-Cornelia
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
Job Function
General Administration
Requisition ID

Share this Job