Supervisor Manufacturing (Compounding) 1st shift

  • 1 Swan Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Us:

 Vi-Jon is one of the nation's oldest brand and private label Health and Beauty Care companies, serving retailers in all 50 states and Canada. For over 100 years, the Vi-Jon name has come to represent some of the highest standards in the manufacturing of quality products in the Health and Beauty Care industry. The Vi-Jon corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and we operate manufacturing and distribution centers in Missouri and Tennessee 24 hours a day.

 Vi-Jon is a company of tradition and commitment to our associates and our customers, and our company culture reflects that. By joining Vi-Jon, you will become part of a team-oriented and entrepreneurial culture that allows associates to grow both personally and professionally. We recognize that a company is not a building, production line, equipment or products, but people. Our company is not made up of just people, but individuals who together make up a team - the Vi-Jon team

 POSITION SUMMARY:   Perform mechanical and automated program set up, routine preventive and corrective maintenance, adjustments, troubleshooting and repairs on palletizer, conveyor, and stretch wrapper equipment.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:

 

 

 

 Essentials Functions

 

  1. Behavior: Team player qualities of cooperation and coordination, professional interaction with all business contacts all day, every day.
  2. Attendance: Exceptional attendance is a mandatory requirement. Standard 8-hour shift which may include extra hours daily; Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.
  3. Safety: Comply with all requirements of the safety program, including: hazard recognition, housekeeping, accident and near miss reporting, proper use of all safety equipment and procedures, adherence to all Safety Rules and your reporting of safety issues is mandatory.
  4. Set up and adjust equipment for various product pallet patterns. Including HMI/automated palletizer and conveyor system set up and operation.
  5. Identify alarm conditions and be able to effect timely analysis and corrective measures, including root cause analysis.
  6. Diagnose machine malfunctions and operating difficulties; make the necessary repairs and adjustments.
  7. Identify and research required repair parts and components.
  8. Knowledge of a CMMS, to include writing of work orders and ordering parts.
  9. Proactive in analyzing equipment performance, visually and audibly identifying premature component wear and inefficient equipment run state.
  10. Perform routine daily maintenance such as lubrication, changing belts/chains, and perform preventive maintenance.
  11. Process and store hazardous, flammable material in accordance with established local, state and federal guidelines.
  12. Have the ability to safely and effectively operate basic power hand tools.
  13. Must be able to diagnose basic electrical issues such as fuses, photoelectric eyes, drives, and motors. Mechanic must be able to change or repair these items.
  14. Proficient in hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical sytems. And possess the ability to troubleshoot and repair sub-components.
  15. Have the ability to operate independently and without additional mechanic support.
  16. Be proficient in the tasks as outlined in the SKILL LEVEL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Table.

 Physical Activities:  Walking, reaching, grasping, talking, hearing, standing, climbing, stooping, feeling, crawling.

Physical Demands:   Requires lifting small parts weighing 25 to 60 lbs, a variety of physical movement necessary to repair and install machinery. Required to climb vertical ladders and work on catwalk conveyors at heights exceeding 20-feet.

Visual Acuity:   Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.  Ability to adjust eye to bring objects into sharp focus.  Continuous mental and visual attention.

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions:  Worker is protected from weather conditions but not from temperature changes which may be sufficiently high or low to cause bodily discomfort.  Worker exposed to sufficient noise level requiring hearing protection. Worker exposed to a variety of physical conditions such as moving mechanical parts, electrical current and high heat. 

 POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

Knowledge: Basic math and reading skills. Ability to work from drawings, schedules, equipment manuals, and technical publications, equivalent to two years of trade school.

 

 

Experience:  Requires a minimum of two years of similar maintenance/mechanical experience or two year trade school/Associate Degree in a related mechanical field.  

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:    Palletizer, conveyor systems, stretch wrappers, drill, grinder, and a variety of hand tools. Must qualify and operate fork lift, scissor lifts, and knuckleboom lifts.

License(s)/Certification(s) Required:  None identified.                                                                       

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. The tasks listed are commonly associated with the defined position and are not intended to mean always or only.  There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.

 

 Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

 All activities, Demands, Conditions and Requirements are linked to Essential Job Functions unless marked with an asterisk which denotes linkage only to marginal function(s).

 

     An essential element of the Vi-Jon culture is our commitment to diversity. Vi-Jon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants, and make all employment decisions,  without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the health and beauty care industry.

Job Description

FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

 

Essential Functions

 

Behavior: Exhibit team player qualities of cooperation and coordination; professional interaction in all business contacts, all day, every day

Attendance: Present for work when scheduled is a mandatory function. Work hours may extend pass normal business hours based on the workload of the department.

Safety: Your compliance and enforcement of all company safety rules, procedures and guidelines is essential. Reporting of safety issues is mandatory.

• Ensures proper training/development of team members  

• Supervises and coordinates activities of compounding technicians engaged in batch/blend processing, weighing and bulk chemical tanks unloading to meet quality, safety, productivity and customer service requirements

• Ensures the timely and accurate documentation and closeout of batch records.

• Develops and manages budget and performance objectives; scheduling, hiring, performance evaluations, termination, etc.

• Investigates and writes incident reports that affect the release of batches

• Investigates and writes safety incident reports and closeout in a timely manner.

• Participates in technical transfer and validation activities affecting the department.

• Ensures cleanliness and sanitation of compounding area,

• Interact with Planning and Manufacturing to assure customer service goals are met.

• Analyzes work methods, collects/ analyze process and productivity data for use in continuous improvement initiatives.

• Comply with cGMPs through adherence of SOPs and company policies relating to quality, safety, housekeeping and cost effectiveness.

 

Physical Requirements: Critical to the Job: Standing and walking- 50% of time on job; sitting- 20% of time on job. Teamwork/working with others – 20%, Root cause-problems investigation.

Environmental Conditions: Exposed to normal production floor and shop conditions.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Knowledge: Bachelor of Science degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred.

Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in manufacturing or chemical processing preferred, particularly in a personal care industry.

Skills and Abilities:  

Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills.

Ability to apply analytical reasoning and root cause analysis to solve problems

Strong math and calculating skills. Computer skills is a must Exposure to SAP or ERP system Familiarity with automated batch recipe systems Experience with PLC controlled batch and or blend processing operations.  

Demonstrates ability to read, understand, interpret and implement technical writing instructions.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: None.

License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None.

 

 

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. The tasks listed are commonly associated with the defined position and are not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.

 

Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

 

All activities, Demands, Conditions and Requirements are linked to Essential Job Functions unless marked with an asterisk which denotes linkage only to marginal function(s).

Qualifications

FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

 

Essential Functions

 

Behavior: Exhibit team player qualities of cooperation and coordination; professional interaction in all business contacts, all day, every day

Attendance: Present for work when scheduled is a mandatory function. Work hours may extend pass normal business hours based on the workload of the department.

Safety: Your compliance and enforcement of all company safety rules, procedures and guidelines is essential. Reporting of safety issues is mandatory.

• Ensures proper training/development of team members  

• Supervises and coordinates activities of compounding technicians engaged in batch/blend processing, weighing and bulk chemical tanks unloading to meet quality, safety, productivity and customer service requirements

• Ensures the timely and accurate documentation and closeout of batch records.

• Develops and manages budget and performance objectives; scheduling, hiring, performance evaluations, termination, etc.

• Investigates and writes incident reports that affect the release of batches

• Investigates and writes safety incident reports and closeout in a timely manner.

• Participates in technical transfer and validation activities affecting the department.

• Ensures cleanliness and sanitation of compounding area,

• Interact with Planning and Manufacturing to assure customer service goals are met.

• Analyzes work methods, collects/ analyze process and productivity data for use in continuous improvement initiatives.

• Comply with cGMPs through adherence of SOPs and company policies relating to quality, safety, housekeeping and cost effectiveness.

 

Physical Requirements: Critical to the Job: Standing and walking- 50% of time on job; sitting- 20% of time on job. Teamwork/working with others – 20%, Root cause-problems investigation.

Environmental Conditions: Exposed to normal production floor and shop conditions.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Knowledge: Bachelor of Science degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred.

Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in manufacturing or chemical processing preferred, particularly in a personal care industry.

Skills and Abilities:  

Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills.

Ability to apply analytical reasoning and root cause analysis to solve problems

Strong math and calculating skills. Computer skills is a must Exposure to SAP or ERP system Familiarity with automated batch recipe systems Experience with PLC controlled batch and or blend processing operations.  

Demonstrates ability to read, understand, interpret and implement technical writing instructions.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: None.

License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None.

 

 

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. The tasks listed are commonly associated with the defined position and are not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.

 

Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

 

All activities, Demands, Conditions and Requirements are linked to Essential Job Functions unless marked with an asterisk which denotes linkage only to marginal function(s).

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