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Supv I, Manufacturing (2nd Shift: 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm)

Req # JR - 024314 Location Irvine, California, United States Additional Locations 40 Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 07/14/2020

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Position Summary:

The Supervisor I, Manufacturing position supervises daily activities in the production area to ensure manufacturing goals and project deadlines are met while maintaining compliance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), SOPs, environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that may apply. Monitor and insure efficiency and effectiveness in various areas and train employees. Perform all duties with a focus on optimizing safety, quality, service and cost.  Recommends manufacturing policies, procedures and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicates guidance, support, direction and leadership through effective interactions with all personnel during daily operations.
  • Establish systems, metrics, leader standard work, and controls for the execution of manufacturing activities such as productivity (efficiency, scrap, labor, resources, schedule adherence), quality (defects, exceptions, complaints) and human resources (motivation, absenteeism, interpersonal conflicts, people development).  Implement changes as needed based on assessments.
  • Interviews, hires, coaches, motivates, develops, recognizes and manages performance of direct reports.  Provides regular feedback to all direct reports. Assist in setting performance objectives, development plans , and monitoring employee performance progress. 
  • Leads initiatives to maintain a continues improvement environment around the Manufacturing operations by implementing and innovating with six sigma, lean manufacturing, VSM’s, 6s, and any other philosophies that will reduce waste, increase productivity, quality and safety.
  • Define, evaluate, and revise procedures for according to regulations, internal and corporate procedures, and Baxter specifications and policies.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Lead technical reviews, investigations, and process improvement projects. 
  • Resolves technical, quality, material, and cGMP problems that may impact production targets and/or project deadlines. 
  • Provide guidance and troubleshooting assistance as needed during a deviation in the process.
  • Review, approve, and manage documentation for batch and system records.  Assist in release of product for distribution.  Assist in meeting product release time goals.
  • Supervise the day-to-day production, scheduling, staffing, material management, compliance, training and auditing activities – to meet customer requirements including deadlines and quality standards.  Identify/prioritize/provide resources as appropriate.
  • Facilitate and verify appropriate training for employees in the area (including but not limited to cGMPs, job skills, safety, HR policies, and EHS regulations. 
  • Works closely with Maintenance Supervisor to set up the right procedures and activities to assure world class equipment availability indicators and a clean and safety environment.


  • BS degree (preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline) with 0-3 years of manufacturing experience or equivalent manufacturing experience.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to interface well with other departments and lead effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific, and statistical data.

  • Ability to collect and analyze data and information to determine paths for process improvement and potential root cause/corrective actions in the case of exceptions.

  • Ability to supervise multiple groups/shifts.
  • Strong professional writing skills and ability to prepare technical reports.
  • Strong assessment and troubleshooting skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use enterprise software.
  • Ability to respond to detailed inquiries, and present information to groups and senior management.
  • Basic understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Basic process knowledge of related manufacturing equipment and processes
  • May be required to supervise multiple groups.
  • Understand verbal and written safety and quality instructions and read and comprehend written work instructions including words and drawings.
  • Must have basic English written and oral communication skills adequate to communicate with other team members.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

  • Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Physical requirements of this position

  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position

  • The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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