Under direct supervision of the production supervisor, the basic purpose of this position is to provide technical direction and leadership in assigned areas. Responsibilities will include troubleshooting product and process related issues, assigning work tasks, resolving employee issues, ensuring a safe workplace through proper training of the work force, maintaining compliance status and determining support group interventions as needed.
Adheres to production schedules, assigning staff to ensure that production quotas are met for finished goods inventories
Mentor, motivate and counsel associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth
Uphold regulatory requirements (GMPs, FDA, OSHA) and company technical requirements (SOP(s), Work Instructions, etc.) in the production of assigned product
Participates and recommends improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods for special projects and/or as opportunities arise
Ensures that all GMP and safety standards are followed in compliance
Oversee operating area(s) and responsible for converting raw materials into finished product in a safe, sanitary, cost-effective, and efficient manner that meets company quality standards
Communicate to management progress of the department, problems, employee actions, new ideas, and all other relative information to the shift and department
Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems
Interface with other department Team Leaders and employees in a professional manner to coordinate the activities and issues
Serve as proxy for production supervisor(s) and assume responsibilities of other job functions as needed
Supervise personnel and monitor equipment on assigned shift.
Ensure all related soft gel department functions are carried out and that materials meet specifications.
Training of employees on assigned shift.
Operate all related Soft Gel equipment.
Monitor all support equipment and adjust as required.
Ensure flow of raw product.
Order and complete all necessary batch record paperwork.
Ensure that only quality products are made which meet all required specifications. Take disciplinary action whenever necessary.
Knowledge and compliance of company policies and SOP’s.
Knowledge and understanding of cGMP’s relating to this position.
Identifies the temporary staffing needs of unit for the following day or week, and arrange for the presence and assignment of temporary or regular labor to the unit prior to line start-up
Participates in GMP, sanitation and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct any identified deficiencies
Adjust ingredients to machine runs in accordance to master batch record (MBRs) formulations
Recommend and assist in authoring deviation request(s)
Utilize company ERP system (AS400) for inventory transactions, scanning, label creation, verifying additions to batch records and data entry
Utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) to log production outputs, create product start-up documents to record relative standard deviations (RSDs), friability, disintegration, reliability/quality testing)
May use (but not limited to) power equipment such as a forklift, hand tools, and other devices operated in a warehouse environment (i.e. electric jacks, sit down, stand ups, and cherry picker forklifts for applicable area(s)
Always maintain clean work environment, including and not limited to hygiene practices
Ensure rooms and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained and coordinate / perform all cleaning duties as required
Ensure all inventory issues are monitored and resolved
Interface with other departments as required (i.e. product development, maintenance, engineering, etc.)
Maintain proper recording and usage of batch records per established compliance processes
Ensure SOPs, work instructions and cGMP(s) are always followed
Work overtime and perform other duties as required
Ability to function effectively at both strategic and tactical levels
Proven leadership skills including the ability to coach, assess, evaluate, develop, motivate, and empower others
Other duties as assigned.
Overtime as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent
2 years’ experience in a manufacturing operations role
Proficiency in MS Office applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook
Understanding of MAPICS, i5 production software or related AS400 systems
Knowledge of FDA regulations, GMPs, sanitation processes and procedures and HAACP
Understanding of production scheduling and other production variables such as run-rates, processing times, change-over times, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), throughput delivery and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
Detailed oriented with good problem-solving skills
Established evidence of leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to execute work assignments autonomously
Ability to maintain composure in stressful environment with sometimes conflicting priorities
Ability to meet department deadlines
External Company Name: International Vitamin Corporation
External Company URL: http://www.ivcinc.com
Street: 1050 Woodruff Road
Shift: C Crew - 12hr Night