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Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor

Job Category

Production

Job Industry

Manufacturing

Job Location

Castlebar, Connacht

Date Opened

2022-01-05

Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be working with a growing international manufacturing company located in Co. Mayo to recruit an experienced Production Supervisor.


The Production Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating cleanroom-based production operations in our clients’ manufacturing facility located in Castlebar, manufacturing Single-Use Process Solutions (SUPS).


SUPS are used in the manufacture of cutting edge and lifesaving medicines.  They can vary greatly in terms of size and complexity, and most are unique designs.  Typical production runs are between 10 &1000.  Our clients’ production operations accommodate this flexibility while still ensuring that these products meet the critical quality specifications demanded by their end use. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of production operatives and team leaders. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Train on our clients’ MRP/MES systems to become subject matter expert (SME).
  • Work with the SUPS production team extensively to become familiar with all aspects of production from raw materials to final packaging.
  • Demonstrate understanding of key quality attributes of our products and how to monitor/inspect for the same.
  • Oversees a team which manufactures SUPS according to design specifications which will be communicated via engineering drawings and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Actively participates in the same. 
  • Interfaces with computers/software which facilitates all phases of production activity including tracking of production order status, electronic batch record generation, lot control, inventory control, etc. 
  • Reads SOPs to properly perform necessary manufacturing operations and sign off employees on SOPs once training is complete.
  • Maintains meticulous records of production and defects.
  • Ensure that the quality of all products leaving the facility meets predetermined standards commensurate with that manufactured at our client’s HQ facility. 
  • Carefully monitor capacity to ensure that we are effectively utilizing this, however growing at a measured and sustainable rate and that quality remains the number one consideration.
  • Grow the production team based upon the aforementioned growth, including employee development opportunities and succession management of critical roles.
  • Observes automatic machinery and notifies Production Manager and the Facilities & Maintenance Technician of any irregularities.
  • Facilitates minor routine cleaning & maintenance on production equipment / in the production schedule. 
  • Work with HR & EH&S to ensure adequate and effective training is provided for cleanroom personnel.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

This company has been serving the critical needs of their client base since 1984. They have pioneered filtration technologies for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical marketplace and have been instrumental in developing the standards which govern sterile filtration today. In the early 2000s, they expanded our product offering into the emerging single-use systems market by building our capacity from the ground up. Today, single-use systems, which are used in the manufacture of cutting edge and lifesaving medicines, are the fastest growing part of the business, and these are the products manufactured at the facility.


They are the largest privately held filter and single-use systems manufacturer in the world, and the fastest growing company in both of these market segments. They are fiercely independent as this best serves the needs of our customers. They relish the competitive advantages being a privately held company provides, including the ability to move quicker and execute without the need to answer to public shareholders.


Requirements

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

The Production Supervisor is a management position.  Excellent organization, communication and management skills are required to effectively fill this roll. 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully function in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading a production team.
  • Experience with cleanroom manufacturing is desired.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry is beneficial.
  • Level 7 qualification in Business, Management, production, Engineering or related discipline would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated track record in leading, coaching and training a team.
  • Ability to analyse and resolve problems as they arise using lean /six sigma or other problem solving methodologies.
  • Basic computer skills are essential with ability to quickly learn customized software applications.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software including Outlook, Word, and Excel is desired.
  • Must have strong English Language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to record production results.
  • A personal commitment to produce the highest quality product possible is essential.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


SUPS production is performed in a cleanroom environment. Powder free gloves, face masks, hairnets, cleanroom suits (“bunny suits”) and shoe covers must be worn. Shorts, loose or baggy clothing is not permitted.  Makeup, hair styling products, soiled, fuzzy or frayed clothing must not be worn into the cleanroom. Because smokers continue to shed thousands of smoke particles even hours after smoking a cigarette and these particles will damage our products, only nonsmokers are permitted to enter or work in the cleanroom.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

As smokers continue to shed thousands of smoke particles even hours after smoking a cigarette and these particles will damage our products, only non-smokers are permitted to work in the facility.

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