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Avantor, Inc. Quality Supervisor in Buford, Georgia

Job SummaryResponsible for providing supervision of inspection process and staff. Ensures staffing levels and work assignments meet facility requirements. Assists in the administration of the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) programs and ensure compliance with the Quality Manual as well as all applicable regulations and standards for which Therapak/VWR is certified to. Perform acceptance activities as required to ensure Company objectives are met.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)

  • Complies with company policies, procedures, work instructions and training requirements.

  • Carries out responsibilities in compliance with the Quality Manual and applicable regulations (cGMP, MDD and GDPMDS) and ensure staff compliance.

  • Supervises day-to-day activities of the Inspectors and keeps Manager apprised of all situations and emerging trends; includes attendance, productivity, efficiency, payroll, disciplinary issues and staff motivation.

  • Approves and tracks requests for time off and schedule changes.

  • Evaluates staff and performs periodic reviews for potential Inspector status changes (e.g. competency/cross-training scores, promotion, successful completion of probation period, etc.).

  • Attends all production planning meetings and reports relevant information to Leads.

  • Coordinates with Production to ensure all inspection areas are resourced with adequate personnel to meet facility requirements.

  • Assists in the determination of the most efficient inspection methods and schedule.

  • Determines and ensures proper and efficient training of all Inspectors; conducts training as required.

  • Ensures all training requirements are met facility-wide, including identifying training needs and implementing training updates to minimize the number of errors affecting customers.

  • Identifies new candidates from Production department.

  • Administers Inspector usernames/passwords for client systems (site specific).

  • Ensures all processed orders are inspected and available for carrier pickup by end of shift facility-wide.

  • Reports activities, summaries and trends (e.g. quality metrics) to Manager and other department heads as necessary.

  • Ensures assembly error metrics are captured and included on the monthly ALR.

  • Continuously seeks and communicates means for complaint/error reduction to Manager.

  • Delegates expiration sweeps.

  • Performs acceptance activities and document the results as needed.

  • Audits acceptance activity functions to ensure all produced and purchased products/components meet the customer’s requirements.

  • Under direction of Manager, investigates and documents CAPA inputs, including coordinating the return of non-conforming product for analysis and corrective action as applicable.

  • Authors inspection attributes for new products and reviews inspection attributes for existing products for improvements involving receiving, in-process and final inspections.

  • Ensures temperature sensitive items are properly identified, temperature controlled areas remain compliant and temperature logs are reviewed monthly.

  • Assists with the creation and/or administration of CofCs, as requested by the Manager.

  • Leads quality improvement initiatives.

  • In absence of Manager, represents site for all quality related issues.

  • Ensures the maintenance of an organized production environment, free of distractions and debris.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent/applicable experience

  • 5+ years of related experience; experience working in a regulated industry (medical devices, API, pharmaceuticals, etc.) preferred

  • 1 year of leadership responsibility

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of production process and prioritization in one or more business units

  • Ability to lead and motivate personnel

  • Ability to create and cultivate a team mentality

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize required functions and ensure on time completion of all required tasks

  • Ability to manage time effectively and make sound decisions

  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to liaise with different departments to ensure all business and process related tasks are compliant with regulatory requirements and daily Quality needs are met facility-wide

  • Computer literate including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)

Works in an administrative area thermostatically controlled to room temperature with adequate lighting and ventilation.

May work a portion of the day on the production floor thermostatically controlled to room temperature with adequate lighting and ventilation and with occasional elevated noise levels. May work a portion of the day in a general warehouse environment with adequate lighting and ventilation with occasional elevated noise levels and a varying range of temperatures.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required; however, the job position does require frequent walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or possibly carrying objects weighing up to 30 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at staffing@avantorinc.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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