APAP Production Supervisor
Raleigh, NC 
Posted 20 days ago
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Job Title

APAP Production Supervisor


JR000011987 APAP Production Supervisor (Open)


Raleigh, NC (Pharma) - USA033

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The APAP Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising APAP Production Operators and Material Handlers while directing the manufacturing operation in the APAP plant.


  • Directs the Production Operators and Material Handlers to achieve goals as directed by the Focus Factory Manager.
  • Oversees the work of the Production Operators and Material Handlers in the APAP plant.
  • Conducts training and performance appraisals of Production Operators and Material Handlers.
  • Monitors the manufacturing process to avoid upsets and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Oversees troubleshooting efforts during upset conditions.
  • Conducts Root Cause Analysis investigations for process incidents with assistance from Production Engineers.
  • Identifies process problems and coordinates equipment repairs with Maintenance Planner.
  • Writes safety permits and performs Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO). Assists Maintenance in scheduling equipment repairs with hot work permits, tank entry permits and lock outs.
  • Maintains operations within guidelines established by federal and local agencies relating to cGMP, EPA, EEOC, RCRA, and OSHA.
  • Serves as an incident commander for the Plant site in the event of an emergency.
  • Maintains complete and accurate production records, reviews and approves operating reports, time reports, incidents reports (EHS Suites entries), attendance reports, and personnel documents.
  • Must be able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as full-face respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, goggles, steel toe boots, gloves, chemical-resistant aprons and suits, and other personal protective equipment deemed necessary by EHS, leadership team, corporate, or safety guidelines.


Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

  • Maintains good personnel relations and discipline to help maintain high employee morale.
  • Implements programs for continual development and training of Production Operators through formal programs and personal involvement.
  • Ensures that Production Operators are equipped with the necessary and proper tools to perform their work. Also, assists in maintaining an inventory of available tools.
  • Provides Production Engineers with accurate information about process status.
  • Assists the Production Operators in problem situations. These activities may require moderate levels of physical stress such as climbing stairs and ladders, inspecting equipment and wearing safety equipment.
  • Provides coverage for Production Operators as needed during breaks to maintain production efficiency.
  • May serves as a member of various employee involvement teams and committees, such as Lean/Six Sigma, Hazmat and/or Cost Savings, to improve the workplace, increase efficiency, and improve productivity.
  • Assists with monthly and annual inventories and other accounting activities.



High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Associate or Technical degree preferred.


10-15 years experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment preferred.

5 years of supervisory experience preferred.

Must have a thorough understanding of chemical plant equipment and its proper operation.

Requires knowledge of company policies and a tactful approach to implementation. High adaptability is essential for facilitating changeover from one process to another. Familiarity with federal and local regulations with regards to labor relations, safety, cGMP, and plant emission control.

Requires a conceptual view of support groups and their interaction with plant personnel.

Must possess a working knowledge of principles of supervision.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

Other Skills/Competencies:

Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats.

Must be able to multi-task.

Sound decision making skills.

Must be able to perform basic math.

Strong computer skills (MS Office and E-mail).

Action Oriented, Informing, Problem Solving, Team Approach

Learning on the Fly, Conflict Management, and Documentation


  • Directly responsible for supervising Production Operators and Material Handlers. This supervision entails all aspects of plant functions as performed by the Operators, most of which is fairly standardized. Has direct control over Operator's work load and job location in plant. Reviews performance and trains Production Operators and Material Handlers in technical aspects of Plant operation and monitors their performance.
  • Job performance is reviewed by the Focus Factory Manager to ensure implementation of Company policies in attaining goals. Works closely with Process Engineers to ensure optimum plant productivity. Successful completion of duties has a direct impact on the level of Plant efficiency.
  • Advises the Focus Factory Manager and Process Engineers on current process status, as well as being instrumental in making recommendations for optimization of equipment operation and personnel utilization.
  • Internal contacts are made on a daily basis with first line management in such as areas Maintenance, EHS, and Quality Assurance. Although external contact is uncommon, occasional interaction with corporate support groups or outside contractors is necessary to coordinate work being done in the Plant.


  • The plant's open-air construction exposes employees to the normal year-round outside climate. Some relief from the elements is available in the control rooms and break area.
  • Must handle average to heavy weight materials by hand. Material handling devices (e.g., hand truck, fork truck, and conveyors) are used when possible, but use of proper lifting and movement techniques is necessary to prevent injury.
  • Must be able to physically negotiate stairs and evacuation ladders, to wear and operate safety equipment, enter vessels, inspect equipment, drive forklifts.
  • Must be able to work rotating 12 hour shifts and occasional overtime as needed.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
10 to 15 years
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