Lead Operator 2nd Shift

United States, Tampa (Florida)

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.

Lead Operator, GMP Manufacturing is responsible for direct oversight of staff operations on behalf of the Shift Supervisor of all GMP clinical manufacturing, GMP commercial manufacturing and packaging operations assigned. Lead Operator is responsible for ensuring that all projects assigned are executed in a compliant and efficient manner. Lead Operator is responsible for leading the personnel assigned to their unit. They are intimately involved with the technical aspects of all assigned projects per direct supervision and ensure that their unit works across the entire organization to facilitate the successful development and completion of all projects, which ultimately meets the objectives and goals of Lonza.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Able to perform all tasks associated with Operators l, ll and lll.

  • Help organize workflow for assigned unit and delegate tasks to team members.

  • Communicate with direct supervision regarding goals, targets, deadlines and plans accordingly to accomplish tasks and bring projects to completion.

  • Lead, train and advise personnel as applicable.

  • Represent Management as “Designee” for process-related signatory duties.

  • Peer review executed batch records for completeness and clarity.

  • Perform and or assign equipment set-up and daily checks to support the manufacturing operation.

  • Interact with client representatives as necessary to address project needs.

  • Write, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), specifications, and other procedures as required.

  • Participate in and recommend staff hiring. Provide recommendations for staff changes and improvement.

  • Execute batch record instructions and oversight of team execution (including but not limited to: dispensing, operating equipment, testing, inspection, packaging as required, general support of the manufacturing operation in any capacity.)

  • Work cross-functionally with supervision, QAU, PM, Technical Services (Mfg. Technical Specialists, Purchaser, Planner, Equipment & Instrumentation Engineer, Process Engineer, Validation Engineer), PDS, EHS, WH, etc. to achieve goals of the team and organization.

Key Requirements:

  • A high school diploma required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a leader or in a management position is required.

  • Pharma cGMP Experience is required.

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: R56396