Production Super Intendent

Production Super Intendent

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Engineering & Technical




Join a top employer and advance your career. Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with Aplin to hire a Production Superintendent based in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. Relocation assistance provided if required.
As the Production Superintendent, you will manage all resource-related aspects of the shift operation.  You will be responsible for producing quality intermediates and finished products according to a predetermined operations plan.  You will also oversee the operations of process equipment in accordance with Key Performance Measures, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), safety/regulatory requirements, and divisional goals.

Benefits & Perks
  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent Benefits and PTO
Key Areas of Accountability/Responsibility
  • Manage and supervise the shift operation of the Production Plant. Provide leadership and direction for the Production department. Develop motivated and competent staff and ensure effective and open communication
  • Manage morale and motivation, and establish an environment where the shift teams can flourish and develop themselves.  Create an open culture with dialogue and feedback
  • Select, manage, coach, and develop staff (training, validation of training, appraisal) in line with HR requirements and procedures
  • Complete and review Quarterly and Annual Performance Reviews for direct reports
  • Issue discipline if needed according to company policy and guidelines
  • Make proposals for rewards and sanctions
  • Enforce compliance with the production organization requirements, Manufex work processes, and other rules and regulations
  • Manage shift schedule, overtime, time-off requests, and timecards for direct reports
  • Keeps documentation of all team’s training and coordinates training times/dates
  • Clarify all KOP deviations are captured in Shift Connector and flagged for morning meeting
  • Operate and monitor equipment and process to produce quality chemical intermediates and finished products to a pre-determined operations plan.  Provide troubleshooting expertise.  Identify equipment/process problems/ improvement opportunities and communicate findings as appropriate.  Make necessary adjustments to react to process changes or to optimize process performance
  • Guide all operators in their part of the production process 
  • Assists Technical Coordinator with coordinating and prioritizing maintenance needs with production needs
  • Accountable for the production team maintaining standards for general housekeeping/maintenance of process areas. Perform the principles of Manufacturing Excellence (Manufex) environment, (e.g., minor equipment repair)
  • Maintain process and equipment documentation for tracking overall equipment effectiveness.  Approve batch records for accuracy. Assists with generating and maintaining SOPs, following change control procedures and validation processes as requested
  • Provide input to Department Management Staff to assist with nonconformance investigations and prepare associated documentation.  Generate statistical information to support process operations and for use as management tools
  • Complete safety inspections and ensure safety equipment is properly located and functional.  Document safety/environmental incidents and assist Department Management Staff with documentation and notification of appropriate personnel.  Participate in HAZOP/Pre-Startup review teams as required.  Review results of Hazard review and compliance audits and other information developed under PS standards. Initiate work permits and perform lockouts
  • Attend formal training classes (e.g., safety, quality improvement, problem solving, MSDS, etc.).  Complete all required computer-based training modules.   Assist Department Management Staff with identifying training needs.  Support Technical Staff in the development and/or delivery of training (e.g., self-direction, team skills, technical skills, cross craft/maintenance operations, Manufex, quality, DCS/computers, SOPs, cGMPs, etc.)
  • Assist with generating and maintaining SOPs, following change control procedures and validation processes as requested
  • Follow work processes - Support plant and corporate initiatives as outlined in the Manufacturing Plan. This may include leading improvement initiatives and/or acting as the Ready to Operate (RtO) lead on an Improve Plant or other projects
  • Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE): 
    • Enforce adherence to all SHE regulations, policies, and requirements
    • Use proper personal protective equipment, appropriate safety tools, equipment, and procedures to ensure that self and others go home safe each day
    • Ensure area and equipment operate at the highest safety levels
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP):
    • Always display and promote positive quality behaviors
    • Ensure all records are up to date and signed according to cGMP principles and all finished lot samples have been delivered to QC for testing
    • Act to prevent all foreign matter contamination to the product by following personal hygiene standards, using all prescribed gowning requirements, and ensuring and maintaining cleanliness of the area and equipment
  • A high school diploma or equivalent; degree in engineering discipline or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in manufacturing
  • Degree in chemical engineering discipline (preferred)
  • Ability to work and lead a team in a rotating shift pattern, coordinate multiple resources with minimal supervision, and coach and develop staff is required
  • Ability to operate personal computers
  • Strong technical capability and knowledge
  • Understanding of statistical process control, key performance indicators, and key operating parameters, and how to use those to drive safety, quality, and delivery in the production environment
  • Understanding of root cause analysis tools and experience with problem solving/troubleshooting

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