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J&J Family of Companies Associate Manufacturing Operator in Athens, Georgia

Associate Manufacturing Operator - 2206061826W


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a division of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for Associate Manufacturing Operator located in Athens, Georgia.

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

Job Description

The Associate Manufacturing Operator performs duties related to the preparation and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, and/or medical devices. These responsibilities include using equipment for the assembly and processing tasks to produce finished products according to established specifications and in accordance with standard operating procedures, as regulated by quality, environmental, and safety agencies (FDA, EPA, OSHA, DEA, etc.).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Possesses 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.

  • 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.

  • Interprets instructions and specifications and uses to set up equipment.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates effective operation of dryers, centrifuges, mills, reactors, water systems, DCS and PLC control systems and appropriately responds to alarms and interlocks.

  • Transports materials of varying weight in accordance with established safety guidelines using material handling equipment and additional assistance as required.

  • Performs area safety inspections to identify safety hazards and report findings in accordance with company protocols.

  • Performs all duties with attention to quality, safety and environmental matters including: 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.

  • Completes process sampling requirements following applicable schedules and techniques.

  • Demonstrates adherence to safety procedures by monitoring personal and peer behaviors, work environment and housekeeping.

  • Responsible for handling controlled substance in compliance with applicable State and local law and J&J requirement.

  • Ensures products are correctly manufactured and removes defects as required.

  • Compiles records and reports on quality inspection results.

  • Performs minor troubleshooting on equipment such as dryers and centrifuges as well as DCS/PLC controls and failure issues and recognizes abnormal operation of instrumentation.

  • Participates on site investigative teams and where applicable, in VSAs, PSSRs, PHAs, and behavioral safety assessments; Corrects and/or mitigates findings from assessments.

  • Live Our Credo and the Janssen Purpose by putting the need of Our Credo stakeholders first, pursuing the highest standards of compliance, quality and ethics.

  • Connect inclusively within the department, with other departments, and within the company to address customer needs.

  • Shape the future through innovation by inspiring new ideas, trying new things, and demonstrating resilience and agility to adapt to change.

  • Grow by developing self and others to reach goals by engaging in open and honest conversations, managing energy, and taking ownership for outcomes.

Additional position requirements:

  • Assumes responsibility for the environmental effects of work performed and for the identification and recording of environmental problems as they arise.

  • Follows all applicable aspects of the site Environmental Management System as it pertains to normal job duties.

  • 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.

  • Carry out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA, OSHA and DEA. Maintain compliance with all company and site policies and procedures and the intent of our Credo.

  • Completes RCRA training within first six months of employment and annually thereafter

  • Completes all regulatory training as assigned (cGPM, ISO14001, OSHA, DEA, etc.)

  • Completes Operator Training Program according to established guidelines.

  • Accountable to ensure the Area is prepared for internal and external audits. Participates in audits as necessary. Comply with documentation and housekeeping practices to assure a continuous state of inspection readiness.

  • Works with the team to look 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.

  • Be available for overtime work on a scheduled or emergency basis.



  • High school diploma

Experience and Skills:


  • At least 1 year experience in a manufacturing industry or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is required

  • Must be able to read, write, and understand Basic English and read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, government regulations and procedure manuals.

  • Basic math skills required.

  • Ability to communicate and effectively work as part of a team.


  • A minimum of 6 months of work experience in chemical, pharmaceutical, or other industry that complies with cGMP environment.

  • Operating skills of manufacturing equipment, tools, and hand/forks trucks preferred.

  • Knowledge of DCS and SAP systems.

  • 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 highly preferred.


  • Must be willing and able to meet the physical demands of this job which include: standing, walking, climbing, bending, stopping, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently required to talk, hear, taste and smell; 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 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Must be able to qualify for respiratory protective equipment use.

  • While working in this job the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as needed.

  • Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts required which may include days and/or nights, in support of continuous operations.

Sign on Bonus and Relocation assistance available


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, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, 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. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

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.

Primary Location NA-US-Georgia-Athens

Organization Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (6062)

Job Function Production

Req ID: 2206061826W