Manufacturing Supervisor - Weekend Shift (F,Sat,Su,M)

Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew

People & HR, Operations
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Role Overview:

Responsible for oversight of all Biologics manufacturing. The Manufacturing Supervisor will provide coaching and act as a mentor to manufacturing team members to ensure compliance with procedures and the production of high-quality products. All duties are performed in compliance with FDA and Smith and Nephew Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The candidate should have a commitment to high standards of quality.


  • Use leadership skills and experience to mentor technicians using positive and constructive individual feedback to ensure compliance with current GMP, company policies, procedures, and high standard of quality.
  • Support a safety-first work environment
  • Use leadership skills and experience to foster teamwork and positive work environment.
  • Construct and complete production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, and resolving problems.
  • Proactively assess and propose need for overtime to manufacturing management.
  • Perform timely batch record review to identify and address deficiencies in timely manner to facilitate on time product release.
  • Identify, investigate, and author non-conformances in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and other documentation as applicable to the scope of operations in the manufacturing facility.
  • Lead kaizen activities to streamline processes and reduce waste.
  • Identify areas for improvement in manufacturing efficiencies and compliance.
  • Communicate effectively with management of any processing or equipment issues.
  • Coordinate and lead the troubleshooting of process and equipment problems with manufacturing, process development, engineering and quality teams.
  • Support the installation, qualification and start-up of new equipment including the execution of commission and qualification protocols as required.
  • Assist as directed with special projects designed to improve the manufacturing processes.
  • Other duties as assigned by manufacturing management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science or related field.
  • 3+ yrs. relevant manufacturing experience.
  • Must have supervisory experience in a pharmaceutical / life-science manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in using ERP systems (preferably Infor LN/QAD/SAP), Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team as a group leader, facilitator, or participant.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of GMPs and other applicable standards and skilled with good documentation practices
  • Ability to influence team members, peers, and senior managers in a matrix environment.

Travel Requirements:



Fort Worth, Tx

Smith+Nephew provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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