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Production Supervisor - Night Shift

Req #: 1800067D_en
Location: Alliston, ON CA
Job Category: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 4/2/2018 12:11:10 PM
Baxter International


The Filling Supervisor coordinates the filling of high volume IV codes using highly sophisticated automated equipment.  They monitor the activities of team members and machinery to fill the required amount of product at the least cost, consistent with quality standards and specifications. The position is responsible for the cleaning and sanitization of the equipment and facility in this area. Utilize Baxter’s Shared Commitment’s as a framework to lead their team and help drive a high performing culture.
General Expectations
The top two priorities for all Baxter Alliston employees are Safety and Quality:
Safety:  Support our goal to achieve a “Zero Harm Environment”, by ensuring the safety of yourself and your co-workers through:
  •  following all safety procedures
  •  understanding potential hazards in your area
  •  wearing appropriate PPE
  •  reporting all incidents / near-misses / concerns
  •  embracing 6s 
Quality: Ensure the quality of our products to ensure patient safety and achieve our mission of “Saving and Sustaining Lives”.  This can be achieved through:
  • +++following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) +++
  • adhering to all quality procedures
  • completing training on-time
  • Doing it Right the First Time, and
  • reporting any quality concerns immediately.
As part of the plant’s Enterprise Management System (EMS), all employees must embrace a culture of Continuous Improvement by:
  • participating in improvement activities
  • identifying and implementing continuous improvement ideas
  • participating in Tier meetings
  • recognizing your peers, and
  • embracing 6s.
  • identifying and implementing VIP’s (Value Improvement Project)
  • embrace continuous learning
  • utilize Leader Standard Work
  • utilize Root Cause Analysis tools to identify and prevent problems from recurring and drive measurable results.
Time Spent
Major Responsibilities / Activities
Set-up, adjusts, trouble-shoots and repairs the automated equipment on the line(s). Supply technical support to employees to resolve quality and equipment issues.
Improve the effectiveness of all team members by providing documented training, coaching employees during feedback reviews, and daily activities to improve skills, providing recognition for good performance.  Also ensures company policies are applied consistently and fairly and takes appropriate action to correct unacceptable behaviors.
Identify and implement Value Improvement Projects to reduce product cost or improve quality by monitoring scrap and efficiencies, reviewing results with employees and implementing IDEAs to improve processes.
Ensure all activities and products are in compliance with specifications and GMP’s by reviewing all batch records, taking appropriate actions to respond to out of tolerance produce and identifying corrective actions to prevent non-conformances.  Maintain the facility and equipment to meet all GMP and 6S requirements.
Meet financial commitments by ensuring that the budgeted labour standards are met throughout the year, as well as assisting in establishing budget, production standards and manufacturing expenses for the department for the next year.



Education Level
  • Successful completion of High School or GED
  •  Post Secondary education
Major Subjects / Specialties
  • English, Math, Communications
  • Mechanical and or Electrical aptitude
Type of Experience
  • Experience within a manufacturing operation
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and equipment trouble-shooting ability.
  • Practical experience using Lean tools (6S, LSW, VM, DA, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping).
  • Knowledge of GMP, ISO standards, and regulatory/corporate requirements.
  • Previous supervisory experience within the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry
Years of Experience
  •  3 – 5 years of manufacturing experience.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience in a GMP regulated manufacturing facility.
Additional Skills / Special Training / Technical Skills Required
  • People Management Experience – people management, coaching and team development skills.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take a leading role in the continuous improvement cycle to reduce cost, and improve product quality in the department.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and critical thinking abilities .
  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel & PowerPoint and EBR and AS400\Kronos.
  • Good working knowledge of SOP’s/specs, blueprints, PCS’s and BOM’s
  • APF, Manual Fill, Rovema, Pouch Sealing and Truck loader knowledge
  • T line Days - Dynovation equipment
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