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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Supervisor, Production in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Title

Supervisor, Production


JR000013737 Supervisor, Production (Open)


St. Louis, MO (Pharma) - USA032

Additional Locations

St. Louis, MO

Job Description


Ensure all work rules, safety rules and policies of the St. Louis Plant are followed. Supervise employees on a daily basis, provide mentoring, coaching, and discipline as needed. Schedule manpower to support department timelines and production goals. Submit maintenance work orders and issue permits as needed to maintain the equipment of the building.


  • Ensure the operation of department/building are operated and maintained safely, efficiently and effectively.

  • Manage work team and staff including collective bargaining unit. Facilitate objectives by providing clear and continuous direction to staff. Develop, coach and mentor subordinates for existing and/or future roles.

  • Responsible for ensuring all direct reports are properly trained in areas directly related to their job responsibilities as well as company policies, quality policies, and safety/environmental policies.

  • Lead, coach and train employees toward team concepts and foster an environment for empowered, high performance environment.

  • Schedule efficient daily manpower requirements based on plant requirements.

  • Responsible for monitoring the weekly schedules through interface with Customer Service, Planning, and Logistics, to ensure timely customer service.

  • Ensure specified product quantity levels, including raw materials and product specifications are available.

  • Motivate associates to ensure that predetermined productivity, cost, and quality standards are achieved or exceeded.

  • Responsible for handling grievances, exceptions, and incident reports.

  • Ensure direct reports comply with all company and/or regulatory policies for FDA, EPA, DEA, OSHA, and all other applicable regulations as well as procedures related to the areas of cGMP, SOPs, DOT, etc.

  • Participate in budget preparation while tracking and establishing progress towards organizational goals.

  • Interacting with a wide-range of individuals at all levels. Ensuring accurate communication of operating status, financial and operational metrics at all established intervals.

  • Ensure contract compliance with collective bargaining agreements.

  • Responsible for special projects assigned to include but not limited to Lean Manufacturing initiatives, six sigma projects, safety initiatives, etc.

  • Drive cost savings through improvements and lean implementation.

  • Lead and/or support all investigations, manufacturing exceptions, product failures, RCA and customer complaints at the appropriate level with complete and comprehensive detail.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining detailed records.

  • Design and implements work methods and procedures to increase productivity and improve service within an assigned department.


    Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.



  • Bachelor’s degree required or an equivalent combination of experience, education and competencies. Preferred area of emphasis degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related field is highly preferred. Equivalent work experience is typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.

  • Minimum of three years manufacturing experience and two years supervisory experience is required.

  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA and FDA Regulations required


  • Experience with a wide variety of unit operations such as distillation, filtration, centrifugation, drying, etc.

  • Experience with hazardous chemicals and flammables. Familiarity with PSM is preferred.

  • Experience within union environments is a plus.

  • Experience in a chemical or related industry preferred.

  • Candidate must have a demonstrated record of successful accomplishments in managing people, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to handle multi-tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced cGMP work environment.

    Preferred Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of chemical manufacturing and plant support systems

  • Understanding and working knowledge of cGMPs.

  • Good problem solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

  • Mechanical knowledge of production equipment.

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Tools is a plus

  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts if required.

    Other Skills/Certifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook), good planning and organizing skills, good written and oral communication skills, ability to keep detailed records.


    This position reports to the Focus Factory Manager.


    This is a managerial position supervising others in a manufacturing environment. Working hours are a rotating shift schedule requiring night and weekend work. Production areas may not be climate controlled.


    The following list may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

    Computer, projector, printer, various software, calculator, and general office equipment (e.g. copier, fax, etc.).

    Mallinckrodt is a global specialty p harmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products. Areas of focus include therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and analgesics and central nervous system drugs. The company's core strengths include the acquisition and management of highly regulated raw materials; deep regulatory expertise; and specialized chemistry, formulation and manufacturing capabilities. The company's Specialty Brands segment includes branded medicines; its Specialty Generics segment includes specialty generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and external manufacturing.

To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit www.mallinckrodt.com.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (“the Company”) maintains a continuing policy of non-discrimination in employment. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based upon age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), political activities or affiliation, race, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by law. Furthermore, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations on every location in which the company has facilities. This policy of non-discrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: recruiting, hiring; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is required to report certain payments or transfers of value (such as expense reimbursement, meals, transportation) made to U.S.-licensed healthcare professionals in compliance with the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act (i.e. Open Payments) and certain state laws.