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Lead Production Supervisor

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Start date
Nov 10, 2022

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Manufacturing & Production, Supply Chain
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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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 the 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.


  • Ensure compliance to cGMPs in manufacturing.

  • Establish adequate coverage to support the manufacturing schedule. Coordination of daily job assignments. Identify overtime requirements.

  • Monitor, review, and complete manufacturing procedures and log books as they are being filled in on the production floor.

  • Spend significant part of shift actively monitoring the operation on the production floor.

  • Enforce plant and department policies and procedures.

  • Conduct weekly communication/training meetings.

  • Ensure that manufacturing area and equipment is in satisfactory condition.
    Approve work orders and discuss issues with maintenance department.
    Communicates issues with department Management.

  • Coordinate training activities with operators.

  • Maintain a safe work environment.

  • Achieve production requirements.

  • Lead, coach, and discipline work force

  • Collect all pertinent data to support discrepancies.

  • Resource allocation decisions:
     Facility: Coordinate; PMs, maintenance, calibrations
     Personnel
     Equipment

  • All supervisors on a specific shift will perform annual evaluation for production assistants.

  • Weekly review of new union operators.



  • 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.

  • 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 manage

Different qualifications or responsibilities may apply based on local legal and/or educational requirements. Refer to local job documentation where applicable.

About Us

Our Benefits

We encourage you to make your well-being a priority. It’s important and so are you. Learn more about how we care at CSL.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global leader in developing and delivering high-quality medicines that treat people with rare and serious diseases. Our treatments offer promise for people in more than 100 countries living with conditions in the immunology, hematology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, and transplant therapeutic areas. Learn more about CSL Behring.

We want CSL to reflect the world around us

As a global organisation with employees in 35+ countries, CSL embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CSL.

Do work that matters at CSL Behring!


As the third largest global biotechnology company with employees in more than 35 countries, CSL Behring is focused on serving patients with serious and rare diseases, including coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, respiratory disease and neurological disorders. We collaborate with patient and biomedical communities to improve access to therapies, advance scientific knowledge and support future medical research. 

CSL Behring's dynamic environment fosters innovation and attracts the best and brightest who share a commitment to helping save lives. People here are free to live their Promising FUTURES where they can fulfill their individual career aspirations and realize their potential. 

CSL Behring is committed to diversity and inclusion, both of which underpin our Values of patient focus, innovation, collaboration, integrity and superior performance. We believe that by harnessing and honoring the unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives of our people, we are better able to serve our patients.

CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 27,000 people, and provides its life-saving medicines in more than 70 countries. 
For more information visit Help us deliver on our promise to save lives and protect the health of people around the world. Promising FUTURES start at CSL Behring!

Stock Symbol: CSL

Stock Exchange: Australian Securities Exchange

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