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Job Title:  Supervisor, Production I

Req ID:  21050
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country/Region:  CA
State:  ON
City:  WHITBY
Zip:  L1N7B1
Description: 

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

At STERIS, the Production Supervisor, supervises all the activities of production personnel engaged in all facets of the manufacturing function during assigned shift.  You will assume authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations to a group of professionals or skilled operational and technical employees.  The ideal candidate will rely on your extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and assist the Production Manager in the processing of Customer products. The Production Supervisor contributes to the performance management of shift personnel and addresses issues pertaining to training, wages, hiring and terminating.  This is a night shift position. The rotating schedule is 8pm - 8am M, T, F, S, S and 8pm-8am W, TH.

Duties
  • Implements operational tactics and plans by collecting, analyzing and preparing reports for review by appropriate company management.
  • Ensures Customer product is properly received through monitoring movement and storage of unprocessed and processed product in a manner to permit accurate tracking and eliminate product damage.
  • Ensures Customer product is processed according to specified procedure by maintaining machines and equipment for proper operation and minimized downtime and deviations; perform minor repairs when needed until maintenance is required for more complex repairs.  
  • Leads assigned staff through coaching, counseling, motivating and disciplining as needed; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; directing and maintaining activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale; fostering intra- and inter-department cooperation.
  • Maintains mechanical and technical skills, knowledge and abilities by attending workshops, reviewing trade publications and participating in training operators and material handlers to conduct minor, basic repairs to equipment, machinery, etc.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and secure working environment by enforcing procedures, rules and regulations; monitoring all safety and security systems and procedures on a regular basis; advising management of unsafe work practices or conditions; supporting plant safety meetings that evaluate plant machinery, equipment and working conditions.
  • Drives safe working behavior by demonstrating and promoting safe work performance, ensuring effective communications and recognitions, as well as identifying and anticipating safety training needs, and counseling and training employees.  Leads by example.
  • Ensures compliance with Corporate QSRC and GMP procedures by monitoring established programs; monitoring production and scheduling activities on a daily basis; maintaining frequent contact with Production Manager, Quality and Maintenance staff.
     
Duties - cont'd
  • Contributes to organizational communications by maintaining frequent coordination with Production Manager to review methods and approaches to effective implementation of work instructions, to freely exchange of ideas, to review shift activities and paperwork and initiate corrective actions as needed.
  • Conducts pre-shift meetings with shift personnel.  Ensures continuity of production from shift to shift by communicating person-to-person daily with other shift supervisors including discussion of safety, processing, maintenance or quality problems occurring during the preceding shift.
  • Supports appropriate processing documentation by assisting Validation Technician as needed.
  • Contributes in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, the GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supporting the directives and decisions of higher level management and accomplishing other duties as assigned. 
  • Communicates in an effective manner by utilizing accepted business practices in a courteous and professional manner to provide timely and accurate responses and service oriented offers of assistance.
  • Provides protection to employees by promoting personal protection and issuing monitoring devices in hazardous areas as required by safety rules and laws.
  • Protects company confidential information by properly storing, retrieving and disseminating such information only to those authorized.
  • Exhibits a commitment to Lean principles and continuous improvement through ensuring defect-free workmanship, assisting others to meet the Customers’ needs, searching for efficient and effective ways to reduce waste, being active and accountable for Customer satisfaction, and satisfying the Customers’ needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Supports Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) activities in conjunction with maintenance to ensure proper operation and maintenance of equipment and meet Customer requirements for processing of product.
     
Required Experience & Education
  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) to three (3)  years of lead or supervisory experience in an operations/production position with FDA  and/or ISO  and/or regulated industry with strong Customer focus.  Will accept five (5) years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English. 
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  • Requires computer literacy to include word processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.
  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  • Above average organizing and analyzing skill and Level 2 math skill (four basic arithmetic functions in all units of measurement, decimals ratios, rates, percentages) to determine organizational, Customer and regulatory problems and formulate corrective action plans; attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to changing duties, responsibilities, and stressful situations.
  • Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitude or judgements; ability to generalize, evaluate and make decisions in stressful situations.
  • Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.


 

 

STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.