Manufacturing Production Manager

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Date: Jul 16, 2024

Location: Middletown, DE, US, 19709

Company: Datwyler

In billions of syringes and in every second car worldwide, Datwyler components make an important contribution to the safety of patients and drivers. The high-tech company focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry and food & beverage. With over 25 production sites on four continents, sales in more than 100 countries and over 8,000 employees, the company, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1,000 million.

Our employees are the heart of Datwyler - we treat each other with respect, trust and appreciation. We have strong roots and values that have been well established in our 100-year corporate history. Become part of our great team as a...

Summary/ Objective

The Production Manager, assures quality and manufacturing processes in conformance with SOPs, WIs, and cGMPs. Authority to
make decisions related to quality, efficient production, job assignment, safety, and discipline. Coordination of all production
activities. Leads by example and positive attitude and provides direction and training to employees.

Essential Functions


  • Ensures timely completion of production orders including: scheduling of equipment, maintaining proper quantity of preform stock, processing aids, employee equipment, and any other pertinent tasks, as needed.
  • Coaches and supports the development of Production Supervisors
  • Ensures proper procedures and training are appropriate according to ISO and cGMP standards; investigates procedural failures including IT related issues, revises and/or drafts SOPs and Work Instructions as required.


  • Hires, trains, develops, and appraises department staff effectively
  • Effective management of department personnel: coaching, feedback, professional development and performance management
  • Ensures department staff work aligns with business needs and strategic goals
  • Ensures department staff are trained on procedures in compliance with their training plan
  • Consults with Human Resources as appropriate
  • Works with colleagues locally, and globally as needed to provide support and analysis of US and/or company wide production issues
  • Assigns and monitors progress toward completion of department projects
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ensures that incumbent’s department complies with all safety rules and procedures, gowning requirements, as well as good housekeeping within the plant, in accordance with SOPs, work instructions, and cGMPs
  • Works with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager to ensure safety and environmental compliance of the Middletown, Delaware facilities with federal, state, and local government regulations


  • Manages the department's CAPA processing, validation, process improvements and establishes the department direction for future projects
  • Addresses customer complaints by developing short-term and long-term plans to prevent reocurring issues
  • Reviews and recommends new or enhanced procedures and/or processes to maximize efficiency and to continuously improve quality of product produced
  • Establishes procedures consistent with Quality standards
  • Creates work instructions that satisfy Quality system requirements

Your Profile

  • MS in Engineering or MBA preferred, or equivalent technical knowledge with 5-10 years experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with increasing supervisory and departmental management responsibilities
  • Experience managing in a unionized environment
  • Experience in a GMP environment
  • Experience in a Chemical based manufacturing facility preferred
  • Excellent PC skills including MS Office Word, Excel and Access
  • Prior experience with SAP or similar ERP system; experience using Manufacturing Execution Systems and/or SCADA preferred
  • Experience working in environment where Continuous Improvement initiatives are common


Be yourself at Datwyler

We are convinced that people make the difference. At Datwyler, you will experience diversity and a wide range of career opportunities that only an international company can provide. Together, we are increasing our agility, accelerating digitalization and fostering sustainability. For motivated and talented employees, we offer interesting development opportunities with training and assignments in a global environment. With us, you can contribute with all of your creativity and all your ideas.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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