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Supervisor I, Manufacturing Operations

Company: Avantor
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

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, maintenance, shipping).
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 Instructions).
Maintains and revises procedures associated with production processes to ensure accuracy, consistency and product quality.
Create, edit, and maintain necessary documentation (SOP's, Work Instructions).
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 increase capacities.
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 and procedures.
Trains, motivates, monitors and evaluates performance of manufacturing employees.
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 Certifications)

Bachelor's degree in a technical field, preferably life science, chemistry and/or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience required
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 competently)

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 abilities
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 and efficiencies
Must be hands-on, team oriented and committed to business improvement processes


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 resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

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 lbs.DISCLAIMER:
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.
Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Santa Barbara , Supervisor I, Manufacturing Operations, Other , Carpinteria, California

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