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Production Supervisor (Weekend Night Shift)

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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Middletown, DE, US

Company: Datwyler

The Datwyler Healthcare Sealing Solutions Division is a leading supplier of high performance pharmaceutical elastomeric sealing solutions to the global healthcare market. Our business is built on leading material science, engineering and process expertise along with a worldwide presence and production facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.  With a global manufacturing footprint, sales in over 100 countries and more than 5,000 employees, the company generates an annual revenue in excess of 390 million dollars.


We value our employees and encourage both personal and professional development.  Our advanced technology and business practices provide a challenging and satisfying work environment backed by our company values: Entrepreneurship, Respect, Excellence, and Bringing Value to our Customers.

Production Supervisor Summary Objective

*** This position is a weekend night shift.***

*** Schedule: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - 11PM to 1130AM***

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day running of production processes in the assigned area. This position will plan and organize staff tasks and shifts, appraise performance, coach, counsel and discipline staff as needed. The Production Supervisor will enforce systems, policies and procedures, track and report on KPI’s and will partner with other departments such as, quality, safety and human resources to ensure compliance in his/her assigned areas. 

Essential Function - Supervision of Department Staff

  • Supervises all production employees in assigned department(s)/shift, including motivating and disciplining.
  • Assigns and directs work, coaches, evaluates and appraises; ensures effective labor relations.
  • Creates and maintains an ethical and non-discriminatory work environment.
  • Creates and maintains effective lines of communication and effectively manages conflict.
  • Assures that Department Shift meets objectives for quality, productivity, and safety.
  • Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Timely arrival and regular attendance at work.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Essential Function - Productivity of Assigned Department(s)/Shift

  • Ensures that department/shift maintains Productivity KPI's by ensuring standardized output and maintaining adequate staffing levels.
  • Ensure that customer orders are processed according to scheduled ship dates.
  • Work closely with Maintenance and Engineering groups to ensure proper functioning of production equipment and to minimize downtime.
  • Ensures that daily reporting of production outputs is completed timely and submitted to Production Manager Daily.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Essential Function - Safety Compliance

  • Ensure that department complies with all safety rules and procedures, as well as good housekeeping within the plant, in accordance with SOPs, work instructions, and GMPs.
  • Reports any unsafe conditions to Department Manager and Safety Manager.
  • Reports all incidents, accidents and/or near misses to Department Manager and Safety Manager.


Essential Function - Quality Assurance

  • Ensures that self and department staff are performing tasks within the scope of quality guidelines.
  • Reports any deviations or non-conformances immediately to QA and Department Manager.
  • Ensures that all tasks are performed in accordance with ISO standards, Work Instructions, SOP's, cGMP an company policy.
  • Reviews and recommends new or enhanced procedures and/or processes to maximize efficiency and to continuously improve quality of product produced.
  • Creates work instructions that satisfy Quality system requirements.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions, provided it does not create an undue hardship on the Company, in accordance with applicable law. Work conditions are those that are present in normal manufacturing environment.

This position requires moving about as much as 95% of the workday in and throughout the assigned production area; frequently walking up and down stairs and the occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds. This position can require occasional squatting, stooping, bending or crouching. Use of computer involves some repetitive motion. Business needs require that the employee in this position work an established 40-hour workweek and on occasion work additional hours outside of the standard schedule. Work is done in the plant where safety is a critical concern. Personal protective equipment must be worn including safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves and/or protection from high noise levels. Wear protective clothing such as a uniform, over suit, hair net, beard cover, etc. must also in designated areas. Workday flexibility. VISION: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.  HEARING: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Your Profile

A professional with 3 years' supervisory experience or equivalent in a regulated manufacturing environment preferably pharmaceutical manufacturing or pharma packaging. 

  • BS/BA preferred.
  • Technical skills to include machine start-up and corrective actions.
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification preferred.

Our Offer to You

  • Generous health benefits package with eligibility on first day of employment
  • 401(k) retirement program
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid time off vacation
  • Paid time off sick


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia