Posted to MedZilla on 8/20/2017


United States, Supervisor Manufacturing Cleaning Operations US_QA_CF_13057-MZ


A technology-focused pharmaceutical company that operates in the US, China and Scandinavia is seek a Supervisor of Manufacturing Cleaning Operations to join their team in Philadelphia, USA. 

Job Role:

  • This Manufacturing Support Services Supervisor role provides on-the-floor supervision and oversight to ensure that off-shift operations are performed and managed efficiently.
  • Demonstrates strong supervisory skills and contributes to the achievement of company and departmental goals and objectives. 
  • Has a strong working knowledge of the regulatory compliance requirements, especially Good Documentation Practices. 
  • Remains current regarding current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) guidelines, especially as they apply to facility cleaning practices / sterility assurance. 
  • Develops and/or revises documents and SOPs to address compliance issues. 
  • Possesses technical knowledge and understanding of facilities / maintenance management as it applies to maintaining cleanroom environments and cleaning effectiveness. 
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills and actively contributes to training, of off-shift Company or facility cleaning staff.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with cleaner's on-site management to coordinate operations. Supervise off-shift operations for three cGMP manufacturing buildings
  • Provide clear objectives for Company staff and facility cleaners to meet schedule and cGMP requirements
  • Train, direct and supervise personnel in assigned activities. Ensure facility cleaning is performed per applicable SOPs
  • Work closely with support functions (Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Facilities, Logistics, and Supply Chain representatives) to ensure that off-shift operations are properly resourced to perform their assigned duties and tasks
  • Ensure full compliance with cGMP and applicable health and safety regulations (OSHA)
  • Author and revise applicable SOPs
  • Review documentation and logbooks for completeness and accuracy
  • Conduct checks of facility cleaning effectiveness through audits, inspections, spot checks and walkthroughs. Provide timely and professional feedback to facility cleaner's management and Area Management
  • Identify and report major equipment and facility deficiencies
  • Resolve unexpected issues or problems that occur during off-shift operations. Escalate issues to Area Management as necessary.
  • Author and contribute to deviations/investigations, Corrective/Preventative Action initiatives, Change Control procedures, technical protocols and logistical planning
  • Make on-the-spot corrections to address minor equipment and facility deficiencies or alarms
  • Submit work order requests and work with facilities to drive them to completion in a timely manner
  • Assist Area Management with internal pre-audit walkthroughs, cGMP housekeeping, and general organization and upkeep of manufacturing spaces
  • Contribute data to routine metric reports

Role Requirements:

  • High School diploma and at least 6 years of experience working in a cGMP manufacturing facility or Bachelor's degree with major in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related Science major and 4 - 6 years of experience in a cGMP manufacturing facility or equivalent.
  • Meets physical requirements of the job, as follows: must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for long periods, bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders and work in tight spaces in order to complete job tasks.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements for a cGMP manufacturing facility, especially as they apply to cleaning practices / sterility assurance.
  • Experience with facilities / maintenance management, and work order process
  • Possesses a basic mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and to handle problems of a more difficult nature.

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