Cambrex Production Supervisor in Charles City, Iowa

Production Supervisor

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Cambrex is an innovative life sciences company with a refreshingly human approach. Driven by passion, our pharmaceutical products, expertise and technologies are accelerating small molecule therapeutics into the market to help businesses grow.

  • We are tried and trusted across branded and generic API markets

  • We put all of our energy and experience into being a partner of choice

  • Our people are the experts customers enjoy working with

Headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Cambrex supports its customers worldwide with a network of API R&D and cGMP manufacturing facilities across the US and Europe.

As the number one contract manufacturing organization (CMO) for small molecule APIs in the USA and one of the fastest growing CMOs in Europe, we are leading the way in terms of small molecule API development and manufacturing. Not only that, our passionate people love what they do and always go the extra mile for our customers.

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Known for our manufacturing excellence, experience and innovative science, we offer a range of career opportunities across our global network of locations. As a team, we share one goal – to improve quality of life for our customers’ patients across the world.

Cambrex Charles City, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cambrex and develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients, fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates for a wide range of applications.

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Cambrex Charles City, Inc. is seeking a Production Supervisor to work at our manufacturing plant in Charles City, Iowa who shares the values and principles that characterize who we are and how we work. It's time to join our world-class team.

Job DescriptionReporting to the Assistant Production Superintendent, the Production Supervisor will be expected to supervise operating personnel for efficient, safe and profitable. The incumbent will be responsible for administration of day to day manpower, equipment and processing needs of the area. The Production Supervisor will work closely with all departments to ensure timely shipment of quality products, meetings or exceeding customer expectations.

Job ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide daily supervision of site production personnel.

  • Participate in the production planning process and ensure coordination on materials and arrangement of appropriate resources to support the production plan.

  • Review and approve issued and executed batch records and insure cGMP is maintained in production operations.

  • Perform process investigations, document process deviations, initiate CAPAs and minor equipment change controls.

  • Write batch record supplements and perform minor batch record revisions.

  • Generate maintenance work requests and participate in the scheduling of maintenance work.

  • Issue safe work permits required for areas of responsibility.

  • Control site security, investigate security breaches and participate in actions to maintain a secure site.

  • Lead the emergency response effort until relieved by a more senior manager.

  • Administer and perform training for production employees, and qualify these employees for their job functions.

  • Conduct employee performance evaluations.

  • Provide coaching to employees to enhance performance.

  • Ensure a safe workplace is maintained.

  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies (OSHA, DEA, EPA, DNR, and FDA).

  • Provide additional production support and assistance to process engineers and production operators during new product campaigns.

  • Perform laboratory tests on samples of in-process and waste materials.

  • Monitor the generation, identification, and packaging of solid waste for disposal.

  • Check raw material and in-process inventories.

Job Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or similar technical field is preferred

  • Experience with HIPO handling is beneficial

  • API or cGMP manufacturing experience required

  • Prior supervisory experience beneficial

  • Sound written and oral communication skills

  • Strong computer knowledge in Windows based software required

  • DEA background check required

  • Respirator use required

Cambrex Charles City offers an extraordinary opportunity, a competitive salary, and an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision care and prescription, life, LTD, STD; 401(k) with employer match; tuition reimbursement; and the 'Arthur I. Mendolia Scholarship Program. Post offer physical and drug screen are required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter online:

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Job Location

Charles City, Iowa, United States

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