Manufacturing Nightshift Supervisor

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Manufacturing Nightshift Supervisor is responsible to oversee the production of therapeutic proteins (API) under cGMP conditions. Supervisors are expected to plan and prepare for production, schedule tasks, and assign duties to operators to meet the production schedule, assess production records and meet release timelines to deliver quality product to our customers. Supervisors are expected to set the example safety and compliance for their teams, and demonstrate expertise and breadth of knowledge in executing process recipes across a variety of production activities. They own performance and the quality of the work of the team, ensuring adherence to written procedures (SOPs), housekeeping, 6S, daily management system (DMS), monitoring equipment and processes, laboratory tasks, product sampling, and equipment sanitization tasks to maintain facility are performed to the expected standards. Supervisors are expected to train and coach their team members, review and manage performance, and support career development for employees. They are expected to demonstrate expertise and technical leadership in cGMP compliance and an in-depth understanding of process flow and be able to make decisions based on that experience. Supervisors are able to coordinate activities across multiple departments to troubleshoot complex and non-routine equipment events, communicate effectively, initiate assess and close low minor deviations, review batch records and logbooks. May be asked to assume responsibilities for covering run Manager absences/vacations.

Key responsibilities:

  • This is a Nightshift position

  • Supervise group of 6-8 Manufacturing Associates ensuring adherence to production schedule and performance of operations in a GMP manner at all times.

  • Performance management and personnel development required.

  • Oversee GMP operations such as operating equipment, and monitoring production processes, including large and small scale media and buffer preparations. Maintain close communication with Upstream and Downstream suites to ensure overall production schedule is maintained.

  • Review electronic documents in accordance with good documentation procedures (GDPs).

  • Maintain individual training plans for all direct reports to ensure shift is able to complete all operations scheduled.

  • Maintain facility and equipment in audit-ready status at all times and support 6S programs

  • Attend shift exchange, meetings, send/receive emails, and participate in projects as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent minimum;  AS/BS preferred

  • Preferred area of study:  Science related discipline

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.

  • Proven logic and decision making abilities, critical thinking skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required

  • The employee is living the cultural beliefs with the flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities.  Is open to and actively seeks out feedback on their performance and translates that feedback into action.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R31852