Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor – Roscommon

  1. Purpose of position:

The Production Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of Process Technicians and Technical/ Process Assurance Operators working within a culture of continuous improvement to achieve the production schedule and deliver on key performance metrics

  1. Principal Duties and responsibilities:
  • Deliver on the key performance metrics and strategic objectives for the relevant production area.
  • Manage resources to deliver on the production, inspection and shipping schedules which effectively achieves output, sales and customer service targets
  • Ensure all aspects of work order packages and documentation are accurately reviewed in addition to time sheets and material reconciliations and are completed in a timely and accurate manner as specified in the quality system to meet shipment dates.
  • Maintain effective open communication within the team and foster cross- functional relationships
  • Build a motivated, competent and results focused extrusion team and work with the technical Supervisor and other departments  to  develop, train  and up skill   the team.
  • Promote a positive approach to Quality amongst employees, while fostering an approach to Continuous improvement /6 Sigma practices.
  • Facilitate investigation, trouble shooting and reporting on system failures, product defects and customer complaints
  • Identify areas for improvement and lead improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure that all products manufactured meet the specifications, performance & quality criteria of end users, customers, regulatory authorities and the company.
  • Maintain work areas, equipment and supplies in a manner which conforms to the requirements of the quality system, 5S, GMP.
  • Manage and ensure compliance to quality and safety systems within the manufacturing department
  • Actively promote, lead and participate in work centre improvement groups and project teams, to improve quality, reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve working methods
  • Manage performance of direct reports and ensure actions, improvements and decisions emanating from these reviews are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Work in conjunction with technical engineering and quality departments in managing resources to support technical trials/new product/new technology introduction. 
  1. Supervisory Role (if applicable):

The Production Supervisor   is responsible for a team of  Process Technicians and  Process Assurance Operators.

In his/her absence the Production Manager or another Supervisor will deputise.

  1. Person Specification:


  • The Production Supervisor   will have a science/technical or  primary degree or equivalent in Polymer, manufacturing or mechanical engineering.
  • A specialist course in production supervision or human resource management is preferable.
  • S/he should have a minimum of 5 years experience, preferably with at least 3 years in a manufacturing environment in a supervisory role. Medical device or diagnostics manufacturing experience would be an advantage.
  • Practical level-headed individual, who is prepared to actively participate as an active member of the  production management team.
  • Six sigma process experience of fostering a culture of pro-activity and problem resolution.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of production and quality system requirements in the health care industry.
  • Self-starter with good motivational, inter-personal  and communication skills.
  • S/he needs strong communication and influencing skills and be a decision –maker.
  • Ability to effectively manage a simultaneous range of diverse activities.
  • Practical level-headed individual with strong technical ability.
  • Rational thinker that can improvise should the need arise.
  • The position may require working a rotating 3 shift cycle shift.

For more details please upload your CV in word format and contact Sylvester on 0949029944 / 086 1894100

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