Monofilament Processor- Overnights (1 of 6)

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Cornelia, Georgia
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 7020170123-en-us

Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Monofilament Processor- Overnights (1 of 6), located in Cornelia, GA.

Ethicon, Inc. is a trusted, world-wide leader in surgical care. For over a century, Ethicon has continuously introduced innovations in wound closure, general surgery, wound management, women's health and urology and aesthetic medicine that fulfill the company's vision: Restoration of Body and of Life.

The Monofilament Processor 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

Monofilament Processor responsibilities will 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.
Other Responsibilities:  
Work in 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, 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).
Perform other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor. 
Consistently meet required Training due date targets.
Maintain certification for testing.
Knowledge of hand tools helpful
Follow written specifications to manufacture products.

High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent skills, experience, or training.
Computer skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills.
Problem solving.
General inspection skills.
Ability to use snips and scissors.
Accurate record keeping.
Ability to operate production and test equipment.
Basic math skills:  add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages, averages, and tolerances.
This position may require lifting up to 30 lbs, pushing, pulling, reaching, standing, sitting, or walking for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work a rotating 12 hour shift (6:45pm – 7:15am).
The ability to work occasional overtime and some holidays is required.  
One (1) year of manufacturing experience is preferred.
Medical Device experience is preferred.
Monofilament (PDS and/or Monocryl) preprocessing is preferred.

Primary Location
United States-Georgia-Cornelia
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Requisition ID

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