Catalent Pharma Solutions Manufacturing Supervisor - 1st Shift in Winchester, Kentucky

Job Description

Manufacturing Supervisor - 1st Shift

Position Summary

The Manufacturing Supervisor reports to the Functional Production Manager.

Due to internal advancement, Catalent is looking to recruit a 1st Shift Manufacturing Supervisor to add to their Manufacturing Group in Winchester, KY.

The Shift Supervisor is a key member of the manufacturing leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing area on the assigned shift. The Supervisor is responsible for managing production to meet specific timelines set forth by customers and the master production schedule. This includes allocating resources and working with other departments to drive solutions to operational issues.

This role is responsible for building a high performing team. Preferred candidates will have significant opportunity based on performance and demonstrated leadership to be considered for progressive roles across the Winchester site.

Catalent's Winchester location is the flagship US manufacturing location for large

scale complex controlled release (CR) oral dose forms, with integrated analytical and development services. With 20 years of expertise in product development, technology transfers and commercial manufacturing, and roots in industry leading Glatt technology. This site offers newly installed Fluid Beds, expanded analytical labs, and an advanced open facility design that provides flexibility in supporting the requirements of any new customer program.

The Role

  • Responsible for ensuring Safety, Quality, Delivery and Costs are monitored and managed to meet site specific metrics in a GMP Environment.

  • Ensures that Process Leaders/Operators/Direct Reports are trained and capable of performing their jobs with knowledge, accuracy, and precision.

  • Manages personnel issues (PTO, Medical Leave, Disciplinary Actions, Dispute Resolution, etc.).

  • Ensures that the Process Leaders/Operators/Direct Reports are adhering to all safety procedures and identifying/communicating the necessary adjustments to address potential safety concerns. The Manufacturing Supervisor will also ensure the proper use of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

  • Manages E-time and provides accurate payroll records to the Accounting Department.

  • Identifies employee development needs based upon personal assessment and feedback from Production Management, i.e., Production Manager or Director Operations, or incumbent’s own direct reports.

  • Manages review and approval of batch record revisions.

The Candidate

  • Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent Certificate with 3 years of pharmaceutical manufacturing experience

  • Preferred BS/ BA or MS Degree in Engineering, Life Sciences or Business

  • Preferred 1 to 2 year’s experience in a pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing operations, engineering, logistics or quality.

  • Preferred to have some experience in Lean manufacturing principles and / or going through the Black Belt certification process

  • Ability to take current production output standards and determine who/what is preventing from meeting the goal, taking appropriate corrective action, and/or holding those responsible accountable for the misses

  • Strong leadership skills including being able to provide day to day direction, deliver performance reviews and formal disciplines

Physical Requirements:

  • Handling of raw materials for product assembly

  • Manipulation of drums to and from 6-inch pallets

  • Drum weight <10kg. (Empty) to 150kg (max. full weight) up to 30 times per shift

  • Maneuvering of drums in lab consisting of rolling, scooting, pushing and pulling (up to 80 lbs. of force)

  • Utilization of scoops and other hand held implements

  • Lifting boxes and/or containers up to 40 lbs. (27.2 kg) from waist to chest height

  • Loading product of various amounts of completion to counters and quality control devices

  • Overhead lift and reach (≤15 lbs.)

  • Handling of finished product

  • Manipulation of drums to and from 6-inch pallets (up to 80 lbs. of force)

  • Push and pull ingredient canisters

  • Cleaning of Lab and equipment

  • Utilizing hand held brushes, wands, hoses, and other cleaning utensils

  • Operating in various postures

  • Overhead reach, squatting, kneeling, and forward bending

  • Transport of materials to and from designated lab space

  • Use of various job task dependent tools and work saver equipment including pallet jacks

  • Coordination in a laboratory setting, e.g., climbing up/down ladders or maneuvering around drums or between equipment

  • Operating safely in a dynamic environment which includes mobile and fixed equipment and changing conditions while completing job tasks that range from simple to complex and/or multi-tasking

Position Benefits

  • Works cross-functionally and receives exposure to several departments

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment

  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays

Leadership Competencies for Performance and Development

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™

Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at

+1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.