Production Supervisor – Filling and Packaging

The purpose of this position is to assist with organization and execution of production flows as well as documentation of production results for our operations teams in a GMP level facility. The individual will also support continuous improvements within the manufacturing team. We are looking for an energetic, hands-on knowledgeable problem solver who can assist with the implementation and utilization of automation, SOPs and laboratory equipment as necessary to complete client projects. Strong time management and organization skills along with interpersonal skills are needed for this exciting new opportunity to help create a highly efficient manufacturing team.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the team in day-to-day activities
  • Train manufacturing team members, providing technical guidance and leadership as necessary
  • Ensure training compliance
  • Ensure batch records are completed on time and error-free
  • Create and revise processing documents and SOPs

Position Requirements and Experience

  • BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, BBA in Supply Chain Management, and 2+ years of experience in industrial environment (manufacturing or R&D) with focus on molecular biology or 4 to 5+ years of relevant experience

The successful candidate will have experience and or mastery of the following:

  • Aseptic techniques
  • Scales/balances, Mixers and stir plates
  • Plating platforms, labeling equipment, and sealing equipment
  • Good documentation practices
  • Communication skills especially cross-functionally
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Working independently and in a team-based environment
  • Experience following standard operating procedures and recording data contemporaneously in batch documentation while following good documentation practices
  • Ability to supervise a team of 20 to 30 direct reports and interview candidates as the team grows

Preferred Qualifications, Requirements and Disposition

  • Strong initiative and willingness to take ownership and drive projects to completion
  • Hands-on experience in molecular biology (2 years) with proven skills of high-throughput filling processes handling DNA, RNA, sequencing, microarray products
  • Experience with regulatory documentation
  • Quality system compliance, working in cGMP and ISO13485 production
  • Validation protocols execution
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people in other disciplines
  • Organized, responsible, dependable with an ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Experience with Master Control
  • Advise management of factors that may affect quality of the product, initiate problem reports for deviations and non-conforming materials, and provide guidance/options and ideas for corrective actions and preventive actions (CAPA)

Corporate Overview

Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc. is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. The company is dedicated to serving highly innovative companies in the biopharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics industries. Argonaut is a full service, cost-effective partner, providing complete solutions in the areas of formulation, filling and final kitting of reagents and consumables. Argonaut provides the quality and regulatory expertise to assure the highest in quality manufacturing and supply chain excellence.

Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, or any other class protected by Federal, State or local laws. Argonaut complies with all employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and all must have the authorization to work in the US.

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