Supervisor I, Manufacturing Operations
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Job SummaryOversees the daily planning, implementation and
maintenance of the manufacturing activities of a specific area.
Ensures the effective use of materials, equipment and personnel in
producing quality products at minimum costs. Selects, develops, and
evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the
function. May assist higher level supervisor.MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Supervise the activities of the manufacturing employees.
May supervise the activities of other departments (production,
Plan, schedule, and coordinate departmental activities (including
staffing) to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements, and
deliver manufactured products in accordance with established
procedures and approved processes.
Responsible for site security, safety and proper shutdown of site
at conclusion of shift.
Supervise and participate in the production operations.
Monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of
manufacturing processes through observations and measurements as
well as by collecting and interpreting data
Ensures proper manufacturing processes are followed in accordance
to written documentation (i.e., Batch Records, cGMPs, SOP's, Work
Maintains and revises procedures associated with production
processes to ensure accuracy, consistency and product quality.
Create, edit, and maintain necessary documentation (SOP's, Work
Ensure all manufacturing safety policies and procedures are
implemented and maintained at all times.
Investigates and eliminates departmental non-conformities in
manufacturing processes by employing root cause analysis and
implements corrective and preventative actions.
Analyze and design lean manufacturing cells using effective systems
to optimize use of space, equipment, material, personnel and
Assist in developing plant layout in planning rearrangement of
facilities, equipment and operations for better utilization of
space and to increase capacities.
Supports process validations by defining process to quality
parameters, executing protocols, collecting/interpreting data and
supporting protocol summary where needed.
Monitors work for accuracy, neatness, and conformance to policies
Trains, motivates, monitors and evaluates performance of
Develop and implement departmental cross training initiatives to
allow for flexible resources and aid in improved capacities.
Actively participates with internal and/or customer audits.
Participates with activities directly related to ISO certification,
and on-going conformance.
Works closely with internal departments to assure commitment to
customer is met in a timely manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and
Bachelor's degree in a technical field, preferably life science,
chemistry and/or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
Minimum 5 years of progressive manufacturing experience and
responsibilities, 1 of which must be in a supervisory capacity; or
equivalent combination of education and experience
Life science, chemistry, chemical engineering or chemical
production experience required
Experience in cGMP manufacturing a plus
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job
Familiarity with Chemical and/or Aseptic production processes and
applications within similar industry preferred
Highly organized and self-motivated individual who can work
independently with little supervision
Must have strong leadership skills and problem solving
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to perform risk assessment of products and processes and
develop corrective measures
Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily
adapt to changing situations
Computer literacy applied to scheduling, procedure revisions and
data management is required
Ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and lead people in a
team environment essential
Proven track record of reducing costs through process improvements
Must be hands-on, team oriented and committed to business
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical
Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and
ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
Although the associate primarily works in an office environment,
while performing the duties of this job, the associate can be
exposed to an industrial warehouse environment. The associate may
work near moving mechanical machinery and/or vehicles and the noise
level in the work environment can be loud.
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are
used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but
does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or
carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this
classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
of employees assigned to this position.
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