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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Supervisor, Production in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Title

Supervisor, Production


JR000012482 Supervisor, Production (Open)


St. Louis, MO (Pharma) - USA032

Additional Locations

St. Louis, MO

Job Description


Ensure all work rules, safety rules and policies of the St. Louis Plant are followed. Supervise employees on a daily basis, provide mentoring, coaching, and discipline as needed. Schedule manpower to support department timelines and production goals. Submit maintenance work orders and issue permits as needed to maintain the equipment of the building.


  • Ensure the operation of department/building are operated and maintained safely, efficiently and effectively.

  • Manage work team and staff including collective bargaining unit. Facilitate objectives by providing clear and continuous direction to staff. Develop, coach and mentor subordinates for existing and/or future roles.

  • Responsible for ensuring all direct reports are properly trained in areas directly related to their job responsibilities as well as company policies, quality policies, and safety/environmental policies.

  • Lead, coach and train employees toward team concepts and foster an environment for empowered, high performance environment.

  • Schedule efficient daily manpower requirements based on plant requirements.

  • Responsible for monitoring the weekly schedules through interface with Customer Service, Planning, and Logistics, to ensure timely customer service.

  • Ensure specified product quantity levels, including raw materials and product specifications are available.

  • Motivate associates to ensure that predetermined productivity, cost, and quality standards are achieved or exceeded.

  • Responsible for handling grievances, exceptions, and incident reports.

  • Ensure direct reports comply with all company and/or regulatory policies for FDA, EPA, DEA, OSHA, and all other applicable regulations as well as procedures related to the areas of cGMP, SOPs, DOT, etc.

  • Participate in budget preparation while tracking and establishing progress towards organizational goals.

  • Interacting with a wide-range of individuals at all levels. Ensuring accurate communication of operating status, financial and operational metrics at all established intervals.

  • Ensure contract compliance with collective bargaining agreements.

  • Responsible for special projects assigned to include but not limited to Lean Manufacturing initiatives, six sigma projects, safety initiatives, etc.

  • Drive cost savings through improvements and lean implementation.

  • Lead and/or support all investigations, manufacturing exceptions, product failures, RCA and customer complaints at the appropriate level with complete and comprehensive detail.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining detailed records.

  • Design and implements work methods and procedures to increase productivity and improve service within an assigned department.


    Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.



  • Bachelor’s degree required or an equivalent combination of experience, education and competencies. Preferred area of emphasis degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related field is highly preferred. Equivalent work experience is typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.

  • Minimum of three years manufacturing experience and two years supervisory experience is required.

  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA and FDA Regulations required


  • Experience with a wide variety of unit operations such as distillation, filtration, centrifugation, drying, etc.

  • Experience with hazardous chemicals and flammables. Familiarity with PSM is preferred.

  • Experience within union environments is a plus.

  • Experience in a chemical or related industry preferred.

  • Candidate must have a demonstrated record of successful accomplishments in managing people, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to handle multi-tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced cGMP work environment.

    Preferred Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of chemical manufacturing and plant support systems

  • Understanding and working knowledge of cGMPs.

  • Good problem solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

  • Mechanical knowledge of production equipment.

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Tools is a plus

  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts if required.

    Other Skills/Certifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook), good planning and organizing skills, good written and oral communication skills, ability to keep detailed records.


    This position reports to the Focus Factory Manager.


    This is a managerial position supervising others in a manufacturing environment. Working hours are a rotating shift schedule requiring night and weekend work. Production areas may not be climate controlled.


    The following list may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

    Computer, projector, printer, various software, calculator, and general office equipment (e.g. copier, fax, etc.).