Downstream Pleated B Shift Production Supervisor

Posted 23 Jul 2019

Jaffrey, New Hampshire - United States

Req Id 194955


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:


This position manages the C Shift production staff (Sunday-Friday 11pm-7am) in the Durapore Pleating and testing work center at our Jaffrey, NH facility, reporting to the Production Manager. The position is responsible for leading the day-to-day operation of the work centers, maintaining production output, and product quality.


Direct the implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods and standard operating procedures on the production floor. Ensure the effective use of material, equipment and personnel in producing quality products. Drive continuous improvement efforts in productivity and performance metrics through the use of lean tools and operator engagement. Promote a culture of quality, engagement, safety and problem solving. Act with a true sense of urgency for results. Actively manage employee performance through coaching and counseling, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Continually enhance the skill level of the organization by investing in the development and learning of the organization's employees, and by actively participating in the identification and selection of accountable staff. Able and willing to work in a production environment and be present in the manufacturing area(s). Develop technical expertise in various manufacturing technologies. 


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Minimum of Five years progressive experience within an FDA-regulated industry/manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership position or a position of increasing responsibilities with demonstrated leadership skills and responsibilities.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in manufacturing technology, engineering or similar field is a plus.
  • Clear understanding of Lean tools and principles. Working knowledge of Six Sigma preferred. Lean or Six Sigma certification (Green or Black Belt) a plus
  • Familiarity with EHS, ISO, cGMP, and other regulatory requirements in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to lead and influence cross organizationally with and without authority; able to interface with cross functional groups including Engineering, Planning and Quality.
  • Strong leadership characteristics, people management skills and ability to motivate and retain talented people. Ability to deal with employee feedback and discipline in a consistent, fair, timely and discrete manner. Understand when to escalate issues and concerns to your manager and HR representative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to clearly communicate issues and areas for improvement to management and direct reports in a timely and easy to understand manor.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform on an off shift (C-shift) is preferred.


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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