Lead Technician, Manufacturing Powder Layering 2nd Shift

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT

This position works with the Blend Powder MFG Supervisor by overseeing the daily production operations for the Layering area of their shift. This position is responsible for up to 20 employees and making sure that everyone is trained, adhering to company policies, working safely and achieving departmental standards and expectations.

SUMMARY:

* Ensure all area equipment (Sifters, Metal Detectors, Lifts, Tools, etc.) are clean and set up functional for daily operations. Immediately report any equipment issues to the department supervisor and maintenance department.

* Ability to operate all equipment that is being operated by those under lead.

* Ensure all kits and components required for daily production are in the Layering staging area to ensure schedule adherence.

* Maintain Team adherence to SOPs and GMPs on all processes, both production and cleaning.

* Update / Revise SOPs as necessary to achieve maximum efficiencies, while still maintaining compliance.

* Immediately report to supervisor any material discrepancies or issues that will / could jeopardize schedule adherence.

* Perform in process quality checks for product and documentation errors during the manufacturing of product and the cleaning process. If defects or discrepancies are found, notify supervisor immediately.

* Must use reasonable decision making ability.

* Ensure all WIP documentation (product codes, lot numbers, required weights, printed labels, etc) are correct.

* Ensure batch records equipment log books and other relevant records are current.

* Assist Supervisor in the training and direction of employees in the equipment and process of the area.

* Coordinate and monitor work of employees in their area.

* Assist where and when needed in the area (Working Lead)

* Ensure equipment clearances with quality control before start of processing.

* Ensure operators are following safety procedures at all times. Report any unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor immediately.

* Ensure Layering Equipment and rooms are properly cleaned and maintained.

* Keep an open line of communication with all departments, specifically the Sanitation Dept.

* Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and regulations

* Assist supervisor with planning man power requirements; report any daily manpower issues that will / could jeopardize schedule adherence.

* Other duties as assigned

Skills:

Required

* Ability to coordinate people and daily work assignments

* Ability to instruct and train people

* Above basic math skills to compute yields, variances and troubleshoot.

* Ability to interface with machine controls and computers

* Ability to speak, read and write in the English language

* Problem solving skills, limited decision making

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Experience:

Required

* Previous experience in a GMP manufacturing nutraceutical or food environment

* Previous experience in GMP documentation

* Has worked in a team based environment

Preferred

* 3 years previous experience in a GMP manufacturing nutraceutical or food environment

Education:

Required

* High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred

* Leadership skills training

* Prior general safety training.