Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr Supervisor, Production Operations in Greenville, North Carolina

Job Description

Senior Supervisor Production Operations


Supervises work teams and provides leadership to production supervisors in the manufacturing, filling and/or packaging of high quality pharmaceutical products according to schedule, cost, and quality standards while maintaining human relations, safety performance, and ensuring adherence to all regulatory control and documentation procedures. Handles Production/Engineering related projects to increase production efficiencies and add flexibility to adopt new contract work.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides leadership to assigned staff by performing the following: leading organizational change;

developing and empowering staff; cultivating relationships; putting staff in a position to succeed, meeting their personal career goals while also achieving organizational goals; building effective teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals; driving engagement and creating a climate where staff are motivated to do their best.

  1. Ensures that established standards, including production, quantity and quality are met. Takes direct action to correct deviations and report variances and exceptions to the assigned position supervisor and follow up on corrective action.

  2. Ensures that all production operations are validated and fully comply with all Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Responsible for area compliance for the FDA, QAT, and OSHA inspections.

  3. Uses available resources effectively; plans, monitors, meets, and (if required) revise daily production

schedules as measured by comparison of actual production with scheduled production to produce a quality product in an efficient manner.

  1. Administers department safety programs so that operative personnel understand and complies with safety rules and procedures. Works in a safe manner in order to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace. Complies with all job-related safety and other training requirements

  2. Evaluates performance and skills of personnel and communicates same so that performance is continually improved and skills are progressively developed. Takes corrective action including discipline when required. Performs annual employee evaluations.

  3. Assists technical staff and customers in technical issues to ensure new transferred processes are robust and validated. Approves process validation protocols.

  4. Establishes and approves the technical requirement for production documentation including equipment and systems specifications, manufacturing formulas, POMS procedures, filling and packaging work orders, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Environmental Procedures, PMs, etc.

  5. Implements cost reduction programs in order to stay competitive in the present economy.

  6. Tracks employee’s attendance, approval of time cards, trainings, etc.

  7. Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Physical, Biological, Chemical or Production related science is preferred.


Five years of relevant experience is required. Supervisory experience and experience in production setting is highly preferred.


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Technical and operational knowledge of aseptic processing operations, ability to handle multiple ongoing activities, and ability to prioritize tasks. Position is the key interaction with customers in commercial operation of the described lines. Familiarity with a variety of concepts, practices and procedures. Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills. Self-starter, mature, independent and dependable. Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure, able to multi-task and is results-oriented. Demonstrates ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Effective time management and prioritization skills. Requires discretion and independent judgment. Very high degree of interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public, including tact to handle sensitive matters. Highly effective verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to manage and lead professional staff in order to achieve goals, evaluate and resolve complex technical problems. Ability to motivate, energize, and retain key staff by direct interactions with supervisors and staff.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 25-50 pounds, occasionally pushing or pulling more than 100 pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.


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