Blending Supervisor

Largo, FL

Posted: 09/24/2019 Job Number: JN -092019-11129
Blending Supervisors

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

Title: Blending Supervisors-both day and night shifts
Location: Largo/Clearwater Area, Florida
Industry: Pharmaceutical and Chemical Manufacturing
Shifts Available: Day shift, 7am-7:30pm or Night shift, 7pm-7:30am (12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and OT)
Salary: Competitive salary with benefits
Employment Type: Direct hire

Environment: This client innovates, formulates and creates consumer brands. They serve companies in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and chemical applications. Using state-of-the-art equipment, their team of experts work to ensure high quality. Highly differentiated products are brought to market with exceptional customer service. Isn t this the type of company you want to work for?

Primary Purpose:
Assume responsibility for and exercise leadership and initiative in all matters affecting Blending operations. Exhibit strong ownership of blending operations using a hands-on approach to management. Demonstrate proactive, positive, can-do leadership by setting an example for subordinates to follow. Plan, organize and manage employees and equipment in order to meet quality/regulatory objectives, production schedules, and cost targets.

  • Assist in developing and implement realistic production schedules. Schedule overtime and/or variations in work schedules in order to meet commitments. Work overtime, split shifts, and weekends as needed. Work before and after shift to prepare, organize and complete blending commitments as required.
  • Openly communicate with subordinates, peers and others to clarify and meet blending goals. Represent company management to subordinates.
  • Understand process and product quality objectives and implement blending systems to maintain regulatory compliance and achieve improvement goals.
  • Enforce all company policies: dress codes, attendance rules, safety procedures, etc.
  • Foster growth and participation in improving operations by mentoring and developing subordinates.
  • Conduct ongoing and formal employee evaluations providing feedback to employees as required. Implement rewards and discipline/reprimands per company policy.
  • Understand and follow verbal instructions in English.
  • Accurately count production or inventory items and neatly record results.
  • Identify mistakes and immediately bring to the attention of supervision.
  • Read, understand and follow written instructions in English. Notify supervision if instructions appear to be incorrect or cannot be followed. Stop work until resolved or follow supervisory direction.
  • Neatly and accurately record data per FDA Good Documentation Practices.
  • Report on production and quality goals
  • Participate in equipment/process validation studies.
  • Share information and ideas to improve individual and team effectiveness.
  • Cooperate and work with other employees to make an effective team.
  • Set-up lines and work area for blending: Containers, labels, scales, instructions, data collection sheets, etc. Complete batch set-up records.
  • Set-up pumps and motors to pump materials as needed.
  • Operate blending machines and liquid pumps.
  • Monitor and make machine adjustments during operation as required.
  • Clean tanks, blades, product delivery tubes/hoses, fillers, hoppers, tanks, nozzles, drums, etc. Obtain QA acceptance that cleaning is acceptable prior to equipment use/storage as required by procedure.
  • Assist in installation of new machines and equipment.
  • Maintain blending equipment and adjustment/service/repair/ tools in correct location.
  • Follow safety procedures and resolve safety concerns and/or report to supervisor.
  • Train (or assist in training) others as required.
  • Make work assignments within blending area.
  • Identify and understand quality criteria for task performance.
  • Identify quality problems and stop operating until resolved.
  • Resolve quality issues within blending area or seek support.
  • Control and maintain integrity of material stock quantities. Correctly record material withdrawals/changes on inventory cards and batch records.
  • Potential exists for exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
  • Document inventory changes per procedure.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Prior blending/compounding experience within pharmaceutical or related GMP industry
  • Prior supervisory/management experience
  • Ability to operate blending/mixing/filling machinery and related equipment.
  • Ability to train others in effective and safe machine operations.
  • Ability to assist in diagnosis and repair of malfunctioning machines.
  • Ability to organize and control multiple jobs and multiple machines.
  • Ability to lift 50 75 pounds on a regular basis and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and lead junior personnel.
  • Basic math is required to understand weights, blending/mixing formulas and to track production quantities.
  • Ability to follow written/verbal instructions.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel
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