Production Manager - Oceanside, CA | Biospace
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Production Manager

Nitto Denko Technical

Oceanside, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Manager, Production Planning,

Job Description

Kinovate Life Sciences (KLS) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Nitto Denko Corporation. Nitto Denko is a Japan based conglomerate. KLS is accepting applications to fill the following position:

KLS Position Title: Production Manager (KLS009)

Summary of Job:

The incumbent in this position is responsible for all production activities at KLS including, but not limited to, raw material procurement, planning, scheduling, and execution of production. Working with the QA/QC analysts, this position will also ensure all production processes are documented and executed accurately according to ISO and ICH requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•   Negotiate with various suppliers for timely and cost-effective raw material procurement for each production.
•   Maintain an inventory for all raw materials required for production.
•   Plan, schedule and execute the production of loaded NittoPhase® solid supports.
•   Ensure production is cost effective, on time, and performed in compliance with established SOPs and other regulatory requirements.
•   Complete manufacturing documentation per approved procedures and review for completeness and accuracy per established timelines.
•   Be responsible for the selection and maintenance of all production equipment.
•   Work with managers to implement the company's policies and goals and draft production-related SOPs as needed.
•   Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed.
•   Act as qualified trainer for processes and equipment.
•   Other duties as assigned or identified.



•   Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent work experience.
•   Experience (1-3 years) in chemical manufacturing under cGMP is required.
•   Must have excellent and proven skills in planning, organizing, negotiating, and time-managing.
•   Able to attend to detail and act decisively.
•   Familiarity with all production equipment including (but not limited to) large scale reactor, stirrer, vacuum pumps, and vacuum oven.
•   Skilled and experienced in managing several projects at once; track record of effectively moving projects forward and ensuring delivery on time and within budget.
•   Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
•   Must have excellent interpersonal, written, oral presentation, and verbal communication skills.
•   Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  

Physical Job Requirements:

Office/Lab environment. Lifting up to 30 pounds may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear.  They are required to stand, walk or sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.