Manager, Manufacturing ( Compounding)

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

Job Description


Vi‑Jon, Inc.

Job Description


POSITION TITLE:               Compounding Manager

 Department:                     Compounding                                  

Reports To:                        Director of Manufacturing                                             

FLSA:                                   Exempt                    

Prepared By:                      Department Manager/Human Resources

Prepared Date:                  November 2012               

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.


1.      Ensures proper training/development of team members 

2.      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                                     

3.      Ensures the timely and accurate documentation and closeout of batch

4.      Manages assigned departments budget and performance objectives.

5.      Investigates and writes incident reports that affect the release of

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

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

8.      Ensures the cleanliness and sanitization of compounding areas.

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

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

11.   Ensure strict compliance to FDA and OSHA rules and regulations. 

Marginal Functions:

None identified.


Physical Activities: Walking, climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, grasping, feeling, hearing, kneeling, pushing, sitting, talking.

Physical Demands: Light physical work.  Employee required exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently of move objects.

Visual Acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, with the ability to distinguish colors and adjust eye to bring objects into sharper focus.

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Worker exposed to typical production plant conditions, including some inside and outside conditions.  Worker exposed to sufficient noise to cause worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.   Worker occasionally exposed to some atmospheric conditions.


Knowledge:  Minimum Bachelors Degree, preferably in science or engineering.  Knowledge of chemistry is preferred.  High degree of demonstrated problem solving ability.  Must have thorough understanding of manufacturing practices, including GMP and FDA regulations.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

Experience:  Seven to ten years experience in a manufacturing environment showing progressive ability to interact and manage people.  Must exhibit ability to analyze data and create/implement improvement programs.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: Scales, meters, hoist, mixer, computer and related software packages, other standard office equipment.

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

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