Manufacturing Supervisor

Posted 06 Mar 2020

Verona, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 203887



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your role:


The primary responsibilities of the Manufacturing Supervisor include: supervision of all production activities, planning & scheduling of production resources, troubleshooting process chemistry, training employees on equipment operation, cGMP, and internal SAFC systems and procedures, and recruitment.


  • Assist in Kilo Lab and Pilot Plant manufacturing of APIs and intermediates when necessary
  • Function as a primary operator for any project and troubleshoot production equipment if needed
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of SAFC Madison procedures
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of synthetic and process chemistry
  • Coordinate project flow between departments to ensure timely completion of manufacturing
  • Author, utilize, and train employee on written procedures, including batch records and OP’s and have a strong working knowledge of electronic documentation systems
  • Coordinate annual inventory counts
  • Perform manufacturing and other related training sessions for staff members
  • Work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, and other regulatory agency guidelines
  • Act as a representative of SAFC Madison for customers and vendors
  • Ensure that employees maintain accurate and concise cGMP records
  • Conduct performance reviews for employees on a regular basis
  • Must work well in a team environment both within and outside of the production department
  • Build effective teams within the production department
  • Compile a weekly production schedule that maximizes available throughput
  • Attend weekly manager’s meeting and provide updates to management on project status
  • Assist PD staff in process scaleup activities and tech transfer
  • Ensure that employees maintain clean and safe working environment
  • Conduct recruitment activities
  • Supervise, train, and motivate staff to meet production deadlines
  • Interpret in-process data results and act as a secondary reviewer of data for off shifts
  • Adhere to SAFC Pharma ethical and behavioral standards as outlined in the employee handbook
  • Be a role model for staff with superior work ethic and excellent occupational behavior
  • Train new employees and cross train current employees
  • Identify gaps and areas for improvement in production systems and work to resolve them
  • Ensure employees adhere to outlined expectations and take disciplinary action when necessary
  • Manage all projects coming through production by assigning chemists and monitoring project progress
  • Must be available by phone in case of emergency


Physical attributes:


  • May involve lifting up to 50 pounds

Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related Life Science




  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical, chemical, or related manufacturing environment


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing leadership role
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or API manufacturing
  • Strong understanding of cGMPs
  • Strong organizational, communication (verbal & written), and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to lead by example, effectively manage resources, delegate, and prioritize tasks


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.





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