Production Supervisor

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Jan 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description


Supervise the activities of production operators to assure safe, timely, efficient manufacture of quality products in accordance with policy and procedures; coordinates with Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance to assure their timely support in maintaining, improving, and assuring he manufacturing areas, equipment, and operations are suitable and in compliance with cGMPs; supervises, trains, and motivates production operators to assure the development of a skilled, productive workforce.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

1. Ensure compliance to cGMPs in manufacturing.
2. Establish adequate coverage to support the manufacturing schedule. Coordination of daily job assignments. Identify overtime requirements.
3. Monitor, review, and complete manufacturing procedures and log books as they are being filled in on the production floor.
4. Spend significant part of shift actively monitoring the operation on the production floor.
5. Enforce plant and department policies and procedures.
6. Conduct weekly communication/training meetings.

7. Ensure that manufacturing area and equipment is in satisfactory condition. Approve work orders and discuss issues with maintenance department. Communicates issues with department Management.
8. Coordinate training activities with operators.
9. Maintain a safe work environment.
10. Achieve production requirements.
11. Lead, coach, and discipline work force.
12. Collect all pertinent data to support discrepancies.
13. Ensure trained status of operators prior to job assignment.
14. Resource allocation decisions:
- Facility: Coordinate; PMs, maintenance, calibrations
- Personnel
- Equipment

15. All supervisors on a specific shift will perform annual evaluation for production assistants.
16. Weekly review of new union operators.

Position Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

Level I:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Science or Technical discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Micro, Physics, Engineering etc.) and at least 2 years production supervisory experience or relevant process knowledge /pharmaceutical experience with demonstrated ability to lead.
  • Bachelor's degree (non-technical) and at least 3 years production supervisory experience and/or relevant process knowledge / pharmaceutical experience with demonstrated ability to lead or
  • Associate Degree or High School diploma with at least 5 years of production supervisory experience and/or relevant process knowledge /pharmaceutical experience with demonstrated ability to lead
  • Ability to direct/train personnel, manage behavior, set priorities.

Level II:
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years pharmaceutical production supervisory experience or
  • Associate Degree or High School diploma with at least 8 years of pharmaceutical production supervisory experience and/or relevant process knowledge with demonstrated ability to lead
  • Ability to resolve conflicts, direct/train personnel, manages behavior, set priorities and understands the overall process of the department.
  • Understanding of the bargaining union contract. Efficient use of networking/proven decision-making skills.

Level III:

In addition to qualifications for Supervisor II/III:
  • This person is seen as the leader to other departmental supervisory personnel. Their advice and direction may be asked for in regards to the management of personnel and manufacturing floor operations.
  • Solid technical knowledge, can communicate vertically /horizontally, strong trouble shooting, understands cGMP and drives Quality culture.
  • Clear understanding and administration of the bargaining unit contract; assists department management with scheduling and departmental projects/process improvements.