Manufacturing Operator (multiple positions)

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3700160817-en-us

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.  We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a division of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Operator at our Athens, Georgia manufacturing facility.  Please visit for more information.


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

Under direct supervision, trains to perform duties related to the preparation and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, and/or medical devices in accordance with standard operating procedures, as regulated by quality, environmental, and safety agencies (FDA, EPA, OSHA, DEA, etc.).

  • Under supervision, operates chemical production processes by following detailed instructions.  Sets up, operates and cleans production equipment used to produce intermediate or finished products for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Narcotic products, medical device raw material components, or other products as directed.  Completes all associated support activities in the production of these products.
  • Possess a basic understanding of a limited number of chemical production processes within area of assignment and a working knowledge of manufacturing equipment and chemical processing principles.
  • Follows and accurately completes batch records/logs, SAP transactions and other documentation associated with all production processes to ensure efficient operations and compliance with cGMP and standard operating procedures.
  • Under supervision, demonstrate effective operation of dryers, centrifuges, mills, reactors, water systems, DCS and PLC control systems and appropriately respond to alarms and interlocks.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting on equipment such as dryers and centrifuges as well as the ability to troubleshoot DCS/PLC controls and failure issues and recognize abnormal operation of instrumentation.
  • Complete process sampling requirements following applicable schedules and techniques.
  • Follow process and utility flow diagrams.
  • Partners with Supervisor and Quality Department in making recommendations to modify existing procedures, instructions and batch logs within the assigned production processes as well as developing new procedures, instructions, and batch logs.
  • Transport materials of varying weight in accordance with established safety guidelines using material handling equipment and additional assistance as required.
  • Perform area safety inspections to identify safety hazards and report findings in accordance with company protocols.
  • Demonstrates adherence to safety procedures by monitoring personal and peer behaviors, work environment and housekeeping.
  • Participate in internal audits and support additional team activities as requested.
  • Ensures DEA requirements are met with regard to sampling, documentation, and accountability of product. (Not applicable to ORC)
  • Participate on site investigative teams and where applicable, in VSAs, PSSRs, PHAs, and behavioral safety assessments. Correct and/or mitigate findings from assessments.
  • Provides overtime as needed
  • Performs all duties with attention to quality, safety and environmental matters. Items include: wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, recognizing, reporting, and appropriately responding to hazards in the work area (spills/accidents/near misses), maintaining proper housekeeping at all times, and properly labeling and storing chemicals.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, ISO, EPA, OSHA and DEA.  Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for the environmental effects of work performed and for the identification and recording of environmental problems as they arise.
  • Follow all applicable aspects of the site Environmental Management System as it pertains to normal job duties.
  • Complete RCRA training within first six months of employment and annually thereafter.
  • Complete all regulatory training as assigned (cGPM, ISO14001, OSHA, DEA, etc.).
  • Complete Operator Training Program according to established guidelines.
  • Be available for other projects or assignments as requested by management.
  • Continuously looks for ways to simplify or improve products, services, systems, and processes to achieve business goals, e.g., improve yield, cycle time, quality, and productivity.
  • Makes a positive contribution through demonstration of ability to seek out assistance from co-workers as needed; to suggest ways to improve upon current operations practices and systems; and to learn new skills, procedures and processes.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required 
  • 6 months of work experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Work experience in chemical, pharmaceutical, or industry that complies with GMP is highly preferred. 
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand Basic English.
  • Operating skills of manufacturing equipment, tools, and hand/forks trucks is preferred
  • Basic PC navigation such as the ability to enter data into programs/software applications as instructed and use software applications for mail, word processing, spreadsheets and other job specific needs is preferred.
  • Knowledge of DCS and SAP systems is preferred
  • Possesses a sense of duty; is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done is preferred
  • Ability to communicate and effectively work as part of a team is required.
  • Must have the ability to work from ladders or platforms up to 30 feet in the air and the ability to lift, push or pull up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to qualify for respiratory protective equipment use.

Primary Location
United States-Georgia-Athens
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc (6062)
Job Function
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