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General Utility (Operator 1)
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Cornelia, GA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/14/2021
Expire Date: 07/13/2022
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Quality Control, Medical, Environmental, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
General Utility (Operator 1)

Ethicon Inc., member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies is currently recruiting for General Utility (Operator 1, Manufacturing/Production), located in Cornelia, GA.



Company Description:

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

Responsible for using equipment for the assembly and processing tasks to produce finished products according to established specifications. Accountable for adhering to all quality and safety guidelines

The General Utility operator is responsible for producing bobbins of absorbable fiber in preparation for the braiding department. The operator must act in accordance with process specifications and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Under limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position:

  • Operates production equipment to produce subassemblies or finished products.
  • Assists with set up of equipment.
  • Assists with quality control inspections of products on assembly line.
  • Cleans equipment as needed.
  • Notifies supervisor of maintenance and/or repairs needed on equipment.
  • Prepares accurate records/documentation related to work in progress.



  • Select appropriate color bobbins and material for product, per production wheel. Assign lot number.
  • For Absorbable product, open cans, check moisture level and record.
  • Load Hacoba machine with yarn and empty bobbins.
  • Verify tension of hacoba line and hacoba strokes.
  • Prepare identification labels and place on trays of material for lot identification.
  • When placing fiber in vacuum chambers record time in appropriate logbook, if necessary.
  • Complete the Device History Record and other related forms using Good Documentation Practices.
  • Follow the Line Clearance Procedure.


Braider Cleaning

  • Clean braiders, benches, and other related equipment using specified solvents and cleaning materials.
  • Maintain a cleaning log.
  • Schedule and communicate braiders due for cleaning.
  • Blow off fiber lint from braiders using an air hose.
  • Assist Braid Operators with set ups/doffs as time permits.



  • Accurately mix chemicals for rack washing in manual tank.
  • Check level of HT-DH15E in wash tank and level of water in the rinse tank.
  • Place racks for washing in automatic rackwashing tank or in manual tank.
  • Return racks to proper bin locations.
  • Drain and clean washing tanks as needed.


  • 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.
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level
  • For those who supervise or manage a staff, responsible for ensuring that subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition, if applicable
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Performs other duties assigned as needed







  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent skills, experience, or training.
  • Generally, Requires 0-2 Years Work Experience
  • Computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Ability to use tensiometer, tachometer, pyrometer, read ruler, label making equipment, copier and calculator.
  • Maintain production records.
  • Basic math skills:  add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages.


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.


Primary Location
United States-Georgia-Cornelia-655 Ethicon Circle
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
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