Website Keystone Research and Pharmaceutical

2nd Shift:  3:00 pm to 11:30 pm Monday through Friday

3rd Shift:  11:00 pm to 7:30 am Monday through Friday

Position Overview and Expectations

Full shift supervisory responsibility across all departments as assigned. Hands on supervision includes but is not limited to safety, personnel training / coaching, productivity, quality, site security, etc.

Essential Job Functions

The Production Supervisor will:

  • Train new employees in process operations and production equipment operation according to SOP and batch card instructions
  • Assign work to chemical operators, as necessary
  • Hands-on supervision of pharmaceutical / chemical operators in assigned work area
  • Oversee the manufacturing/packaging processes as required
  • Routinely work with hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and waste
  • Facilitate the proper handling and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and material
  • Review and approve batch cards upon completion
  • Responsible for the ongoing training of operators and related documentation
  • Responsible for safety and housekeeping of the facility and area/s assigned
  • Ensure department equipment and facilities are properly maintained
  • Order spare parts, etc. for equipment, as requested by mechanics and/or other managers
  • Assist in overall continuous improvement processes in the areas of quality, safety and production
  • Responsible for training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; enforcing policies and procedures
  • Responsible for performance evaluations of Production team members and for providing training and development opportunities for those inside the department


  • Promotes company safety culture
  • Understands and enforces safety, health and environment SOP’s and policies
  • Adheres to wearing the proper PPE/Safety equipment at all times
  • Maintains the highest level of housekeeping
  • Attends all required scheduled Health, Safety and Environmental training sessions
  • Participates in required Health, Safety and Environmental initiatives and programs
  • Performs required administrative functions related to Health, Safety and Environmental functions such as completing forms, checklists and log sheets


  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience in a production supervisory or managerial role
  • Production Operator experience
  • Two to five years’ experience working in a Pharma or Chemical production environment
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop a team –
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees – engage and motivate, enhancing performance
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – ability to interface and communicate/collaborate at all levels internally and externally
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with company specific Quality System procedures and requirements as they pertain to job duties
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA, cGMP, OSHA, EPA standards and requirements
  • Computer literate and proficient with MS Office programs

Desired Skills

  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Previous experience working in pharmaceutical or chemical industry
  • ERP/MRP software experience


  • High School education or equivalent and/or equivalent work experience

Physical Demands and Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands:Employee is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bend; kneel and climb. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 50 on a daily basis. In addition, must be able to maneuver and move 30 to 55-gallon drums or up to 450 pounds utilizing the proper drum material handling equipment provided.
  • Work Environment:This position requires one to work both in an office, warehouse and production environment. There is a moderate level of noise, heat, cold, dust and dirt. Employee frequently works near moving mechanical equipment and chemicals and will be exposed to varying temperatures.
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