Production Supervisor - 1st shift
Covidien - Georgia

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ABOUT COVIDIEN
Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Covidien – both in the lives of others and your career.
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary
The Production Supervisor, who works under the direction of a Factory Manager, supervises a diverse team of employees, coordinates work assignments to meet production schedules, evaluates department and individual performance, maintains documentation of department policies and procedures and ensures compliance with CGMP regulations, ISO, FDA, OSHA safety regulations and company human resources policies, works with management staff and superintendents to ensure the department operates in a safe and cost-effective manner, coordinates professional development of department employees, investigates and acts upon production related quality issues.

Principal Accountabilities

Responsible for manufacturing operation in assigned factory areas

Manufacture products that meet quality specifications in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.
Schedule work activities for production employees, review employee work performances and provide feedback, coordinate safety activities for production areas, and coordinate employee training activities.

Provide technical advisement and process troubleshooting.

Review and maintain documentation to support production of medical drugs and devices.

Identify and implement cost savings and method improvements.
Provide working environment that promotes employee safety, morale and communication.
Train and develop production workforce, including Teamleaders and Manufacturing Associates.
Drive continuous improvement in product cost and manufacturing processes.
High Performance Organization – Drives shift, including but not limited to, safety performance, housekeeping, employee morale, OEE, direct labor, service and quality performance. Sets, measures and monitors performance and productivity for production processes and support functions to achieve budgeted standards.
Learning/ Change Agility and Continuous Improvement – Uses root cause analysis tools to analyze/resolve/prevent opportunities. Implements corrective action plans based on data driven decisions.Continuously looks for ways to improve performance. Provides feedback and root cause with corrective action for production misses
Time Management/ Organization- Timely completion and processing of required paperwork, including but not limited, to Time and Attendance, safety reporting, training, corrective actions, and quality documentation
Accountability- Holds people accountable; Maintains adherence to company policies, safety standards, 5s and good housekeeping practices. Holds himself and others accountable in regards to safety, quality, and production.
Building Effective Teams- honest in identifying their employee's weak points & give them the necessary tools to improve in those areas. Communicates issues timely and closed loop. Respectful; listen to and address employees concerns. Sets realistic expectations and communicates expectations. Creates strong morale and shares wins. Fosters open dialogue.
Customer focus- Effectively manages shift and staffing. Facilitates workflow management, workforce scheduling, and team placement to maintain service and production planning requirements. Efficiently and effectively utilizes manpower – including cross training to minimize impact of absenteeism and discipline issues. Coordinates personnel & equipment per agreed to schedule for completion of project activities as needed (validations/project work, etc).
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) is a major cornerstone of this Company’s beliefs. Working safely and protecting the environment are an essential part of an employee’s job performance and all employees are responsible for adhering to plant EHS policies/procedures, report hazardous conditions or risks follow department EHS rules, PPE requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), ISO 13485 regulations and Good Housekeeping procedures. All employees shall operate in a manner that protects the health and safety of its employees/visitors and operate in a manner that conserves energy, natural resources and protects the environment. In addition, all safety related incidents, no matter how slight, must be reported immediately.

Requirements Education required:
Bachelors degree from a four year college or university, preferably Interdisciplinary Engineering Management or Industrial Engineering Technology.

Experience:
Preferably manufacturing related experience in a medical device, pharmaceutical or related industry.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Computer skills (MS Office); critical thinking; oral and written communications, probability and statistics, decision-making skills.

Skills/Competencies:
Effective communication skills in one-on-one and group situations. Ability to understand manufacturing processes, and to identify improvements. Skills to prepare written policies, procedures and reports. Ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere. Ability to handle various responsibilities simultaneously.

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As a global healthcare leader, we drive advances in medical devices and medical supplies. Thanks to our scale, scope and pioneering spirit,...