5th Shift Manufacturing Supervisor

Posted 14 Sep 2020

Madison, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 209659


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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:


Supervision of all production activities, planning and scheduling of production resources, troubleshooting process chemistry, training employees on equipment operation, cGMP, and internal SAFC systems and procedures, assisting or compiling project quotes, and recruitment are some of the main responsibilities of the position.


  • Assist in Kilo Lab and Pilot Plant manufacturing of APIs and intermediates when necessary
  • Function as a primary operator for any project
  • 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 QUMAS
  • 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
  • Will operate and troubleshoot production equipment
  • Generate cost models for project quotes
  • 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 review of data during 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
  • Lead assigned shift to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely and safe manner
  • 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
  • May be available by phone in case of emergency
    Physical Attributes:
  • Sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch or crawl for long periods of time, and utilize speech, hearing and smell
  • Lift and carry weight of up to 50 pounds regularly
    Who you are:


  • Minimum Qualifications:    
  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology or other scientific discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing production or R&D experience
  • 2+ years of experience working with quality systems and requirements (ISO standards, semiconductor practices, GMP, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience working with safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance along with equipment maintenance




  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing production or R&D experience
  • 6+ years of experience working with quality systems and requirements (ISO standards, semiconductor practices, GMP, etc.)
  • 6+ years of experience working with safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance along with equipment maintenance
    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Background in a cGMP manufacturing setting, preferable pharmaceutical
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership ability are required
  • Leadership by example, self-motivation, multitasking, computer skills, critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, strong work ethic, resource management, identifying talent, delegation, prioritizing 

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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