This position is responsible for all aspects of the Technical Services department at the Gig Harbor manufacturing plant. Primary responsibilities include technical design of all formulations to be manufactured within the GH mfg plant as well as troubleshooting in-process batches. This position is also responsible for establishing new and existing equipment needs at the plant. This may also include offering technical support to contract manufacturers who provide Metagenics with products and services.
•Condition of employment requires knowledge and conformance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as applicable to the position.
•Assist with formulation and/or approve all capsule, tablet and bulk powder products to be manufactured and/or packaged in Gig Harbor.
•Monitor tablet and capsule blend density information and blender capacities and make changes as needed to ensure proper blending.
•Calculate proper batch size options on all new incoming formulas to be manufactured at Gig Harbor mfg and pkg facilities.
•Provide Technical Expertise to Sales/Marketing regarding new products and/or packaging configurations.
•Supervise Manufacturing & Formulation Technician and/or Manufacturing Technician.
•Troubleshoot current batch production and make adjustments to WIP production batches on the floor as needed.
•Review MCO changes and approve production masters.
•Evaluate current production runs and implement formula changes to improve efficiencies.
•Evaluate current excipient profiles and adjust profile to improve production while reducing costs.
•Monitor all new incoming raw material specifications and make recommendations for material/supplier changes that result in cost reductions and/or where changes may result in increased productivity through formula enhancement.
•Network with Product Development and approve tablet/capsule formulas prior to manufacturing scale up.
•Guide and oversee departmental processes and procedures in support of team goals.
•Maintain relationships with peer companies to leverage their successes and learn from setbacks.
•Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for new Technologies deployed in Manufacturing and Packaging.
•Monitor the scale calibration process throughout the MFG process
Contacts and Relationships:
•Internally - Production, Purchasing, QC, & Product Development
•Externally – Raw Material Suppliers and Clients
•Sr. Manager, Plant Operation
•High school diploma or equivalent
•10+ years Manufacturing/Formulation experience in nutritional supplement field
•Knowledge and theory of manufacturing processes, GMP guidelines, and production flow
•Knowledge of blending, tablet compression, tablet coating, & granulating processes
•Extensive knowledge of industry related equipment and technologies
•Excellent Computer Skills
•Strong Mechanical Inclination
•Strong problem solving skills
•Able to work independently
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