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Microbiology Lab Senior Supervisor
Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Anasco, PR
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/31/2021
Expire Date: 10/13/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Microbiology Lab Senior Supervisor

Johnson & Johnson Vision, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for Microbiology Laboratory Senior Supervisor, located in Añasco, Puerto Rico.

Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to improving and restoring sight for patients worldwide. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, it has been helping patients see better through their world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. In 2017, J&J expanded into cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK) and consumer eye health and now serves more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries with its eye health portfolio.

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

The selected candidate will:

  • Validate and implement microbiological test methods and procedures for, testing and evaluation.
  • Mentor, train and supervises the quality laboratory control staff.  Evaluates associate performance and provides opportunities for growth, define developmental plans.
  • Communicates department objectives and metrics.
  • Validate and implement changes in production methods, tooling and equipment, space allocations, workforce utilization, production schedules, lines and other factors required to maintain or improve compliance with quality standards of existing products and to establish initial and continuing compliance with quality standards for new and/or redesigned products.
  • Initiate audits to verify that prompt and appropriate actions and associated corrections are taken.
  • Communicate quality metrics and systems used to measure and guide improvements to product and system quality and customer satisfaction to quality control staff.
  • Provide input to quality control reports, requirements and other information in response to requests for proposals, quotes and other business opportunities.
  • Provide input to budget planning process. Utilizes cost control initiatives to reduce expenses.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding ways to improve manufacturing processes and increase product quality and delivery while reducing production costs.
    • Provides leadership in the development and management of the QC function through motivating and developing reports in addition to developing and setting measurable and challenging goals for the group.
  • Reviewing and approving relevant Microbiology Laboratory  SOP’s.
  • Document laboratory in microbiology test excursion and out of specification (OOS) investigation.
  • Anticipating and planning for future requirements in the area.
  • Ensuring Microbiology Laboratory activities are carried out in compliance with cGMP and company quality and safety standards.
  • Participating in relevant internal and external Microbiology Laboratory related audits.
  • Developing and implementing safety procedures within the laboratory.
  • Manage and develop staff reporting to the position.
  • Communicate effectively so that all relevant stakeholders are kept informed.
  • Establish effective partnerships with other individuals, departments so that Microbiology Laboratory activities are well understood and coordinated.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of laboratory methods and emerging technologies.

  • Bachelor of Science is required; preferably in Microbiology or other biological science such as Biology with lab work in Microbiology.
  • Previous experience using aseptic technique, microscopy, using an autoclave, preparing media, isolating and identifying microbes is required.
  • Experience in interacting with Regulatory Authorities is preferred.
  • 6-8 years related experience including 2-4 years specific experience in a management/supervisory role is required.
  • Fully bilingual (read, write and speak English/Spanish).
  • Understanding of USP and GMP is required.
  • Proven track record on troubleshooting process non-conformances and out of specification test results and providing resolution to issues by a robust CAPA process.
  • Strong knowledge of standards including EU, USA and ISO is required.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to work effectively on cross-functional project teams, interacting with a diversity of disciplines such as R & D, Packaging Engineering, Quality Engineering, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, etc.
  • Independent organizational and time management skills is required.
  • Proven track record in team management.
  • Competent in using computer software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and analytical software.


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United States-Puerto Rico-Anasco-
AMO Puerto Rico Manufacturing, Inc. (Branch) (7239)
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